24.1 C
Delhi
Friday, October 7, 2022

Biden Announces Federal Marijuana Pardons, Moves Toward Softening Federal Stance

https://ift.tt/CEhdqH5 Joe Biden on Thursday announced new...

US Sanctions Iranian Officials Over Crackdown on Protesters 

https://ift.tt/e3uPfCE United States on Thursday sanctioned seven...

US to Send Recent Uganda Visitors to 5 Airports for Ebola Screening

https://ift.tt/e3uPfCE Biden administration will begin redirecting U.S.-bound...

Salman Rushdie ‘on ventilator’ after stabbing – agent

The novelist was attacked Friday during a lecture in the US

Award-winning novelist Salman Rushdie was on a ventilator and unable to speak on Friday evening after being stabbed at a public event in New York state earlier that day, his agent Andrew Wylie has said.

The 75-year-old Indian-born British-American author has long been the recipient of death threats from Islamists for his work.

“The news is not good,” Wylie said in an email to the media. “Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm were severed; and his liver was stabbed and damaged.” 

The author was stabbed in the neck and torso onstage while giving a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in the US state of New York. Rushdie was airlifted to a hospital by helicopter after the attack.

New York State Police Major Eugene Staniszewski identified the suspect as Hadi Matar, a 24-year-old man from Fairview, New Jersey, who was detained on the spot.

Read more

RT
‘Satanic Verses’ author Salman Rushdie attacked with knife

Staniszewski added that police are working with the FBI and the local sheriff’s office to obtain search warrants for the suspect’s backpack and electronic devices. “We don’t have any indication of a motive at this time,” he told reporters, adding that police believe that the suspect acted alone.

In 1989, Iran’s former religious leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued an edict calling for the death of Rushdie for writing ‘The Satanic Verses’, a novel many Muslims regarded as offensive to their faith.

The New York Post quoted law enforcement sources on Friday as saying that Matar has made social media posts in support of Iran and its elite military unit, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and also of “Shia extremism more broadly.” 

New York Governor Kathy Hochul condemned the attempt on Rushdie’s life as “an attack on some of our most sacred values – the free expression of thought.”

https://ift.tt/j91rq5G 13, 2022 at 05:04PM
from RT – Daily news

Support Us

Secured by Paypal

Related Stories

Check out other tags:

Most Popular Articles