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Weeks in the past, the author stated life now comparatively regular – Occasions of India

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FRANKFURT: In an interview performed simply weeks earlier than he was stabbed and wounded by an attacker in New York state, writer Salman Rushdie stated his life was now “comparatively regular”, after having lived in hiding for years due to dying threats. Rushdie talked within the interview with Germany’s Stern journal in regards to the threats he sees to US democracy. He additionally known as himself an optimist, and famous that the fatwa issued in Iran in 1989 was pronounced way back. The interview is because of seem within the journal on August 18, however Stern launched it on Saturday, a day after the assault on Rushdie. The interview was performed about two weeks in the past, the journal’s editorial workplace stated. Rushdie stated he was nervous about threats to democracy within the US. These have been pushed by racism and hatred of the accomplishments of liberalism, and constituted “a preliminary stage of fascism,” he stated. “(Donald) Trump’s victory over fact is most necessary there.”

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