Author Salman Rushdie, who was stabbed about 10 times on Friday while preparing to give a lecture in New York, was killed removed on a ventilator and can talk.
Rushdie has faced regular death threats since the publication of his 1988 book The Satanic Verses, which some Muslims have found sacrilegious. The late Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini described the book as an insult to Islam and issued a religious decree calling for Rushdie’s death.
Rushdie, 75, remains hospitalized with serious injuries. However, the “road to recovery has begun,” according to Rushdie’s agent Andrew Wylie wrote in a text to the New York Times. “It will take a long time; The injuries are serious but his condition is going in the right direction.”
“Though his life-changing injuries are severe, his usual buoyant and defiant sense of humor remains intact,” said Rushdie’s son, Zafar Rushdie. said in an opinion. “We are so grateful to all the viewers who bravely jumped to his side and provided first aid, along with the police and doctors who tended to him, and for the love and support from around the world.”
That Associated Press reports that after the attack, an Iranian newspaper published a picture of Rushdie on a stretcher with the caption “Satan on his way to Hell.”
Hadi Matar, a 24-year-old New Jersey man, was arrested at the scene and charged with attempted second-degree murder and assault with a gun. A public defender pleaded not guilty who will on behalf of Matar appear in court on Friday.
Prosecutors yesterday argued that the attack on Rushdie was premeditated and targeted, the reports New York Times. Matar traveled to the New York event by bus and bought a pass that allowed him to attend Rushdie’s speech, prosecutors said.
President Biden published a expression on Saturday, offering his support to Rushdie and declaring, “Today we reaffirm our commitment to these deeply American values in solidarity with Rushdie and all those who stand up for freedom of expression.”
There is no official information on the motive for the attack.
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