THE ATTACK ON A WRITER IS AN ATTACK ON ART
Writers for Peace Committee are shocked by the brutal attack on Salman Rushdie, one of our
community's most respected members and greatest novelists of our time. Rushdie presided over the
Cities of Asylum Network in the nineties, the predecessor of today's network ICORN Cities of Refuge
where writers are safe but not silent.
His literature has been rewarded and praised, his humanism has been a source of inspiration in the fight
against obscurity and religion used for political purposes.
The attack on his body is the attack on his work and symbolizes the attack on freedom of speech and
Tanja Tuma, Interim Chair of Writers for Peace Committee
Germán Rojas, Chair-elect of Writers for Peace Committee