October 5, 2022

Salman Rushdie sustained critical injuries, but was taken off ventilator

Salman Rushdie, the controversial author who was violently attacked last week while giving an interview before a live audience at the Chautauqua Institution, is in critical condition at a hospital, though there are signs of improvement.

According to Breitbart: “While a motive for the attack has yet to be disclosed by the authorities, who have said Rushdie was stabbed at least once in the neck and once in the abdomen, radical Muslims have been baying for the author’s blood since the publication of his book The Satanic Verses in the 1980s.”

Given the extent of the injuries resulting from the violent attack, Rushdie was placed on a ventilator but was later taken off, much to the relief of his family, who issued a statement on the latest.

Breitbart added: “Ayatollah Khomeini, then-Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, issued an Islamic fatwa calling for the murder of Rushdie and his publishers in 1989 and put a bounty on his head, which has been raised several times over the years and is now worth millions of dollars.”

Sadly, Rushdie’s agent indicated via social media that the author would likely lose an eye, and would have to deal with a damaged liver and various damaged nerves in his arm for the rest of his life.

Rushdie’s assailant has been named as Hadi Matar.

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