Posted on August 29, 2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The attack on author Salman Rushdie shocked those of us who don't expect to encounter violence in our daily lives.

So imagine how it felt to those who have, like Rushdie, been endangered for their words and writings.

PEN America notes that while writers in the US are increasingly facing more online threats, they typically remain physically safe.

And that sense of safety is what has brought many authors to the United States, in the face of threats from their home countries.

NPR spoke with expatriate writers Masih Alinejad and Osama Alomar about how their previous sense of security has been affected by the August 12 attack on Rushdie

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