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Creator Salman Rushdie On Ventilator After Stabbing, Attacker Recognized

Salman Rushdie had been airlifted to the hospital the place he underwent an emergency surgical procedure.

New Delhi:
Creator Salman Rushdie was stabbed within the neck and stomach at a literary occasion in New York, US, on Friday. The 75-year-old creator is on ventilator and will lose a watch. Police have recognized his attacker.

  1. The creator’s agent mentioned that Salman Rushdie suffered severed nerves in an arm and injury to his liver, and may lose a watch. “The information isn’t good,” Andrew Wylie, his agent, wrote in an e-mail. “Salman will doubtless lose one eye; the nerves in his arm had been severed; and his liver was stabbed and broken.”

  2. New York state police recognized his attacker as Hadi Matar, 24, from New Jersey. “The motive behind the assault stay unclear,” officers mentioned.

  3. A preliminary overview of Matar’s social media confirmed him to be sympathetic to “Shia extremism” and the causes of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard (IRGC).

  4. Mr Rushdie was repeatedly stabbed by Hadi Matar who rushed to the stage and attacked him. Henry Reese, the interviewer, additionally suffered a head harm within the assault. 

  5. Visuals and pictures circulating on social media confirmed some folks dashing to the stage and taking the suspect to the bottom, earlier than a trooper current on the occasion arrested him.

  6. A health care provider within the viewers administered medical care till emergency first responders arrived. Mr Rushdie was then airlifted to the hospital the place he underwent an emergency surgical procedure.

  7. The assault occurred as Rushdie was about to present a speech on the Chautauqua Establishment close to the NY city. There have been round 2,500 folks within the viewers, who had been evacuated later. “What many people witnessed in the present day was a violent expression of hate that shook us to our core,” the Chautauqua Establishment mentioned in an announcement following the assault.

  8.  US Nationwide Safety Advisor Jake Sullivan termed the assault as “appalling” and “reprehensible”. “All of us within the Biden-Harris Administration are praying for his speedy restoration.” Mr Sullivan mentioned in an announcement. New York governor Kathy Hochul too condemned the stabbing and hailed Rushdie as “a person who has spent a long time talking fact to energy.” 

  9. A British citizen of Indian origin – dwelling within the US for the previous 20 years – Salman Rushdie has confronted threats for many years over his 1988 e book, The Satanic Verses. The novel was thought of by some clerics as disrespectful to the Prophet Mohammed.

  10. A reward was placed on his head by Iranian chief Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini calling for his assassination. He spent practically a decade below police safety in the UK, hiding and altering homes repeatedly. Mr Rushdie started to emerge from his life on the run after the Iranian authorities in 1998 mentioned it will not implement that ‘fatwa’ or edict. Since 2000, Rushdie has lived in the USA.



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