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    Author Salman Rushdie stabbed on lecture stage in New York

    CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. — Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York.



    A bloodied Rushdie, 75, was flown to a hospital and was undergoing surgery, police said. His condition was not immediately known.

    Police identified the attacker as Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey. He was arrested at the scene and was awaiting arraignment. State police Maj. Eugene Staniszewski said the motive for the stabbing was unclear.

    An Associated Press reporter witnessed the attacker confront Rushdie on stage at the Chautauqua Institution and punch or stab him 10 to 15 times as he was being introduced. The author was pushed or fell to the floor, and the man was arrested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    State police Maj. Eugene Staniszewski said the motive for the stabbing was unclear.
    One wonders what it could be . . . one wonders why he was in hiding and from whom for years.

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    Umm yeah, that's been a known fact for this century so far.

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    Bet he doesn't complain about CPP any more.

    Author Salman Rushdie will likely lose an eye and has suffered severed nerves in an arm and damage to his liver after he was stabbed, his agent has said. The 75-year-old remains on a ventilator after being airlifted to hospital and undergoing hours of surgery following the attack in New York state.

    Sir Salman Rushdie: Satanic Verses author is on a ventilator and may lose eye after he was stabbed, says agent | US News | Sky News

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    One wonders what it could be . . . one wonders why he was in hiding and from whom for years.
    Hiding from the "World's Scum".

    The Ayatollahs need to be bombed. The sooner the better.

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    Salman Rushdie off ventilator and able to talk

    Author Salman Rushdie has been taken off a ventilator and is able to talk again, a day after being stabbed.


    Mr Rushdie, 75, was attacked while speaking at an event in New York state and was in a critical condition. His agent, Andrew Wylie, confirmed the news to US media, but had previously said the author may lose an eye. Mr Rushdie has faced years of death threats for his novel The Satanic Verses, which some Muslims see as blasphemous.

    The man charged over the attack pleaded not guilty to attempted murder on Saturday, and has been remanded in custody without bail.

    Hadi Matar, 24, is accused of running onto the stage and stabbing Mr Rushdie at least 10 times in the face, neck and abdomen. Following the attack, Mr Wylie said Mr Rushdie had suffered severed nerves in one arm, damage to his liver, and would likely lose an eye. While the author's latest condition has not yet been updated, several fellow writers and scholars tweeted their relief at finding out the novelist was now able to talk. Michael Hill, the president of the Chautauqua Institution where the attack took place, also tweeted the news.

    Henry Reese, who had been due to interview Mr Rushdie at the event, suffered a minor head injury. He is the co-founder of a non-profit organisation that provides sanctuary to writers exiled under threat of persecution. Before the attack, Mr Rushdie was about to give a speech about how the US has served as a haven for such writers.

    The novelist was forced into hiding for nearly 10 years after The Satanic Verses was published in 1988. Many Muslims reacted with fury to it, arguing that the portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad was a grave insult to their faith.

    Salman Rushdie off ventilator and able to talk - BBC News


    I think everyone knew this was going to happen one day, it was just a matter of time.

    p.s. How Skiddy is allowed to make inane comments, without links, in the news section, lord knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    p.s. How Skiddy is allowed to make inane comments, without links, in the news section, lord knows.
    It's OK, they called in rotoretard and now it's in the DH where it belongs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Author Salman Rushdie has been taken off a ventilator and is able to talk again, a day after being stabbed.
    I hope he flies the middle finger to Tehran soon. He is an excellent author and for anyone that has not read The Satanic Verses you really need too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    for anyone that has not read The Satanic Verses you really need too.
    I tried. Didn't think much of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    He is an excellent author and for anyone that has not read The Satanic Verses you really need too.
    To be fair, I tried . . . and didn't finish. This doesn't detract from him being a brilliant author, of course - he does, however, appeal to a certain type of readership

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    He is an excellent author and for anyone that has not read The Satanic Verses you really need too.
    When are you starting on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    I tried. Didn't think much of it.
    And when I say tried, i mean I didn’t finish it. I think I lasted 20 mins…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    When are you starting on it?
    Stick to TV and picture books, bogan.

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    Bean meaning to read it for years really enjoyed Midnights Children

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Stick to TV and picture books, bogan.
    I read all my books on Wikipedia. Fast and effective that way.

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    Scotland's police investigate threat made to JK Rowling after Salman Rushdie tweet
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    August 15, 2022

    LondonScotland's police said on Sunday they are investigating a report of an "online threat" made to the author JK Rowling after she tweeted her condemnation of the stabbing of Salman Rushdie.
    The Harry Potter creator said she felt "very sick" after hearing the news and hoped the novelist would "be OK".
    In response, a user said "don't worry you are next."
    After sharing screen shots of the threatening tweet, Rowling said: "To all sending supportive messages: thank you police are involved (were already involved on other threats)."

    I expected Larry David to make the news
    2017:
    How does Salman Rushdie feel about his true story inspiring the newest season of Curb Your Enthusiasm?
    In the words of Larry David: “Prettay, prettay good.”

    Salman Rushdie on Inspiring the New Season of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’
    Sunday's premiere of the HBO comedy revealed that in the six years Larry David was off the air, he had been busy writing a musical about the fatwa that was issued against Rushdie



    CURB YOUR ASSASSINATION
    Salman Rushdie chortles over Larry David’s ‘fatwa’
    Author says ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ is helping remove stigma from ‘Satanic Verses’ by making fun of Iranian death sentence

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