Salman Rushdie On Ventilator After Stabbing, Attacker Identified
Salman Rushdie was stabbed in the neck and abdomen on Friday in New York, US, while attending a literary event. The author, who is 75 years old, is on a ventilator and could lose an eye. His attacker has been named by police.
Salman Rushdie may lose an eye and has severed nerves in his arm and liver, according to the author’s representative. His agent, Andrew Wylie, emailed him, saying, “The news is not good.” The nerves in Salman’s arm were cut, his liver was pierced, and it is possible that he may lose one of his eyes.
Hadi Matar, 24, of New Jersey was the man who attacked him, according to the New York State Police. The attack’s motivation is yet unknown, according to officials. According to a preliminary analysis of Matar’s social media, he supports “Shia radicalism” and the goals of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard (IRGC).
Hadi Matar charged the platform and attacked Mr. Rushdie, stabbing him multiple times. The interviewer, Henry Reese, also sustained a head injury in the assault. Social media posts and videos saw individuals rushing the stage and knocking the suspect to the ground before a trooper on duty at the event took him into custody.
Prior to the arrival of emergency first responders, a doctor in the audience provided medical assistance. After then, Mr. Rushdie was flown to the hospital for an urgent operation.
Rushdie was preparing to speak at the Chautauqua Institution outside of New York City when the attack took place. The audience, which contained about 2,500 individuals, was afterwards cleared out. The Chautauqua Institution released a statement after the attack that read, “What many of us witnessed today was a brutal act of hate that rocked us to our core.”
Salman Rushdie, an Indian-born British citizen who has spent the last 20 years living in the US, has endured threats since his 1988 book The Satanic Verses was published. Some religious leaders viewed the book as offensive to the Prophet Mohammed.
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