A day after being stabbed, author Salman Rushdie is no longer on a ventilator and is once again able to speak. Mr. Rushdie, 75, was critically injure after being attack while giving a speech at a gathering in New York.
Because some Muslims consider his book The Satanic Verses sinful, he has endured years of death threats.
The attack\’s suspect entered a not guilty plea to the charge of attempted murder and was remand in jail without bond.
It is allege that Hadi Matar, 24, ran onto the stage and stabbed Mr. Rushdie at least ten times in the face, neck, and belly.
Following the assault, the author suffered severed nerves in one arm, liver damage, and would probably lose an eye, according to his agent Andrew Wylie.
Henry Reese, who was schedule to speak with Mr. Rushdie during the occasion, was injure slightly in the head. He is a co-founder of a nonprofit group that offers safety to writers fleeing persecution.
Mr. Rushdie was set to deliver a lecture about how the US had provide shelter for such writers just before the attack.
After The Satanic Verses was release in 1988, the novelist was compell to go into hiding for almost ten years. Many Muslims responded angrily to it, claiming that the Prophet Muhammad\’s representation seriously insulted their faith.
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the then-leader of Iran, issued a fatwa, or decree, calling for Mr. Rushdie\’s murder and setting a $3 million (£2.5 million) bounty on the author\’s head. He also received death threats.
Although the Iranian government has distanced itself from Mr. Khomeini\’s order, the fatwa is still in effect. In 2012, a semi-official Iranian religious body increased the reward by an additional $500,000.
Little is know about the person who attack the renowned author on Friday.
According to a Lebanese official, Mr. Matar of Fairview, New Jersey, was born in the US to parents who had immigrate from Lebanon.
According to an analysis of his social media profiles, he appears. To support the objectives of Iran\’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRG), according to NBC News.
Police have not reveal his motivation or what they may have discover. After searching a rucksack and some electronic equipment they discovered in the center.
The IRG, a powerful military, political, and economic entity with deep ties. To Iran\’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and many other top figures, has not been link.
In 1947, Mr. Rushdie was born in Bombay, India. Before enrolling at the University of Cambridge to study history, he was sent to a boarding school in England. He was knight in 2007 for his contributions to literature.
He has received a flood of support, and the attack has roundly denounce. As a violation of the right to free speech.