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"Free expression is not something we can take for granted, and must be at the heart of our battle to defend democracy against its enemies." @PENamerica CEO @SuzanneNossel on Salman Rushdie, who stands at the forefront of this fight https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/13/salman-rushdies-entire-life-has-been-an-act-of-defiance
Messages of outrage and support are pouring in from all corners of the globe after @SalmanRushdie was stabbed at an event in upstate NY on Friday, including statements from UK Prime Minister Johnson, French President Macron and Australian P.M. Albanese. https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/13/world/reactions-novelist-salman-rushdie-attack-intl/index.html
"@SalmanRushdie has been targeted for his words for decades, but he has never flinched nor faltered," writes @SuzanneNossel. "He has been an unflagging, unflappable presence in the public arena... (always) standing with others who are vulnerable & menaced" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/13/salman-rushdies-entire-life-has-been-an-act-of-defiance