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Salman Rushdie Attack: Writer Salman Rushdie on ventilator, unable to speak, suspected of having lost one eye



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  • Author Rushdie’s surgery lasted several hours
  • The attacker has been identified
  • The reason for the attack is not yet known

Salman Rushdie Attack: Renowned author Salman Rushdie was hospitalized after being attacked in New York. He is on a ventilator after several hours of surgery after the attacker stabbed him in the neck and abdomen. According to the news agency Reuters, there is news quoting Salman’s book agent that after the attack, he may lose one eye. On the other hand, New York Police has identified the suspect who attacked Salman Rushdie. New York Police said that the attacker’s name is Hadi Matar and he is a resident of Fairview, New Jersey in the US. However, the motive for which the attacker attacked is not yet known.

Rushdie’s book agent told how is the author’s condition

Rushdie is on a ventilator and unable to speak after hours of surgery, police said. Meanwhile, the attack on him has been condemned by writers and politicians around the world. Rushdie’s book agent Andrew Wyllie said in an e-mail message that “the news is not good, Salman is likely to lose an eye.” The veins in his arm were also broken.

Deadly attack with a knife on the stage before starting the lecture

On Friday, during an event in New York, US, a man attacked the famous English language writer Salman Rushdie. According to a correspondent for the Associated Press news agency, Salman Rushdie was about to start his lecture during an event at the Chautauqua Institute in western New York when a man climbed onto the stage and punched and stabbed Rushdie. The author fell to the ground due to this sudden attack.

Controversy erupts over Rushdie’s book

As the assailant attacked Salman Rushdie on the stage, the security personnel present there controlled the man and took him into custody. Let us tell you that Rushdie’s controversial book ‘The Satanic Verses’ has been banned in Iran since 1988. Many Muslims believe that Rushdie has committed blasphemy through this book. New York Police said Salman Rushdie suffered a neck injury in a stage attack. Police said that he was taken by helicopter and admitted to the hospital.

Rushdie’s death sentence was issued

Not only this, the then supreme religious leader of Iran Ayatollah Ruhollah Khamenei had issued a fatwa for Rushdie’s death sentence regarding Rushdie’s controversial book The Satanic Verses. A reward of more than US$3 million was also offered for the person who killed Rushdie. Many Islamic leaders have issued a fatwa against him. Iran’s government has long distanced itself from Khamenei’s decree, but anti-Rushdie sentiment remains.

Indian-origin author Rushdie has received the Booker Prize

Salman Rushdie was born in Mumbai. Rushdie has been awarded the Booker Prize for writing books like ‘The Satanic Verses’ and ‘Midnight’s Children’. 75 years old Salman Rushdie has gained worldwide fame with his books. For his second novel ‘Midnight’s Children’, he was awarded the ‘Booker Prize’ in 1981 and ‘Best of the Bookers’ in 1983. Rushdie made his debut as a writer in 1975 with his first novel, Grimus.

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