March 25, 2023

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Salman Rushdie lost the movement of one eye and one hand in the attack It was confirmed by the author’s literary agent

Literary agent Andrew Wylie confirmed that Author Salman Rushdie lost an eye and the movement of an arm The attack was carried out on August 12 A man stabbed him during a conference in New York.

“His wounds were deep. He was stabbed and lost sight in one eye. He suffered three severe lacerations to his neck and lost movement in one arm due to severed nerves from the stab wounds. He also sustained 15 injuries on his back and torso.Wiley told the press Country.

The agent added that he could not disclose whether the teacher was still in the hospital or where he was for security reasons.. However, he said, “Rushti will survive” and it was a “heinous attack”.

Wylie spoke in the build-up to the Frankfurt Book Fair, where there were signs of support for the author. Satanic Verses. Rushdie’s friend, author Ian McEwan, assured in an interview that his colleague was “not intimidated” by the attack.. “This appalling attack on my dear friend Salman represents an attack on freedom of thought and speech,” McEwan said in a statement posted on his official website.

Rushdie75 years old, He Hunted by death penalty since 1989 Iran’s then spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a religious decree. He ordered the Muslims to kill him. That decree was the answer to the novel Satanic VersesThis angered Islamic extremistsThey considered it blasphemous to understand that it mocked the Prophet Muhammad and his religious beliefs.

The author moved to New York at the turn of the century and became a US citizen in 2016. On August 12, he was about to give a lecture at the Sautauqua Institute, which organizes cultural events of the same name in western New York state, when Hadi Mather, 24, lunged at him several times. stings Until he was gunned down by security personnel and onlookers. Since then, the teacher was hospitalized and later, recovered.

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