UK PM Boris Johnson says he is appalled that author Rushdie was stabbed

LONDON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he was appalled that author Salman Rushdie had been stabbed.

"Appalled that Sir Salman Rushdie has been stabbed while exercising a right we should never cease to defend. Right now my thoughts are with his loved ones. We are all hoping he is okay," Johnson said on Twitter.

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