Friday, August 12, 2022

Salman Rushdie Stabbed

 A couple of hours ago in Western New York State, Salman Rushdie, author of the Satanic Verses, was stabbed in the neck by a lone attacker as he was being introduced to give a speech. Rushdie has been rushed to a hospital and his condition is unknown. The attacker is in custody and his identity has not yet been released by police. Jihad Watch, among others, has posted this Twitter image of a man who reportedly is the attacker in custody.


Rushdie has been the target of a fatwa against his life issued by the late Ayatollah Khomeini over 30 years ago after the publication of Satanic Verses, which sharply criticized Islam. The fatwa is still in effect.
*Update: The name of the attacker is reportedly Hadi Matar (24).

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