Salman Rushdie, an Indian-born British author, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen, and now he is on a ventilator in new york. He was to be introduced at a literary event when he was attacked. People gathered to show their condolences after the attack outside the hospital in chautauqua, new york.
Who was Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie was an Indian-born British author; for his writings, he received death threats from Iran in 1980, and he was stabbed before delivering a lecture in southwestern New York.
According to the reports, Mr.Rashidi was stabbed at least once in the neck and once in the abdomen. A 75 years old man was attacked by an assailant when he was being introduced.
After the assassination, Rushdi was lifted to the hospital via helicopter and was still there on Friday night, and he remained on a ventilator Friday night. The one who attacked was 24 years old Hadi Matar from New Jersey.
The book satanic verses were written by Rushdie and banned in Iran. Many other countries worldwide, as many Muslims consider it blasphemous. in 1989, Ruhollah Khomeini, the supreme leader of Iran, declared his death.
Stance of Iran
Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the Quincy institute responsible for statecraft, told al Jazeera that the state could not cancel the fate that belongs to Khomeini according to Iranian practice. Iranians took distance from it to restore diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom but did not forget it. The death threat was minimized after this but did not obliterate the assassination threat. Iranian religious foundation increased the amount for killing Suleman rushed; they raised it from 2.8m to 3.3m in 2012.
Rushdie rejected this threat that people are no more interested in money and published a reminiscence, Joseph Anton, about his nightmare. This book was published with the pen name “pseudonym Rushdie.”
Rushdie became famous when he wrote his second novel, Midnight Children, in 1981. It was the book for which he won the booker prize, but it was the satanic verses that his name became known worldwide.
In the chautauqua institution, where he had provided lectures many times, about 95 miles southwest of Buffalo in a rural corner of new york, he had to give a speech on the asylum to artists that the united states presented to the artists who were exiled. His latest novel, Victory city, is scheduled to be published in February.
He could not move around in the united states without the protection of the police, nor did he get rid of the procession in several Muslim countries when he was awarded a knighthood in 2007 in the united kingdom.
Many, if not most, which include writers, advocacy, and politicians, condemned this murder and raised their voices for the so-called freedom of speech on Friday.
This news spread in the whole country like wildfire, and people condemned them on social media, while Muslim countries looked happy after hearing his death news.