Washington : US President Joe Biden on Saturday condemned the attack on Salman Rushdie. Biden called it a “vicious attack” and expressed “shock and sadness”. The US President issued a statement in this regard.
“Jill and I were shocked and saddened to learn of the vicious attack on Salman Rushdie yesterday in New York. We, together with all Americans and people around the world, are praying for his health and recovery,” Biden said in the statement.
“Salman Rushdie—with his insight into humanity, with his unmatched sense for story, with his refusal to be intimidated or silenced—stands for essential, universal ideals. Truth. Courage. Resilience. The ability to share ideas without fear. These are the building blocks of any free and open society.,” the statement further added.
Joe Biden’s Statement:
“Jill and I were shocked and saddened to learn of the vicious attack on Salman Rushdie yesterday in New York. We, t… t.co/lNudCXOnfD — IANS