USA: Salman Rushdie on artificial respirator, risk of losing an eye

British writer Salman Rushdie, who was stabbed by an individual in upstate New York on Friday, has been put on life support and is at risk of losing an eye as a result of the attack.

According to the New York Times quoting his agent, “the news is not good”, Rushdie may lose an eye and his liver is also damaged.

As a reminder, Salman Rushdie, author of the controversial novel “The Satanic Verses”, was stabbed in the neck and stomach by a 24-year-old man from New Jersey. The motives for this attack remain unknown.

Rushdie, 75, was preparing to give a literary lecture in an amphitheater in Chautauqua, in northwestern New York State, near Lake Erie which separates the United States from Canada.

The person who was to give the floor to the writer was also “slightly injured in the head”, according to the police.

Note that the novel “Satanic Verses” has been banned in Iran since 1988. A year later, Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling for the death of the author.


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