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  • Salman Rushdie publishing new book six months after stabbing attack

    02/06/2023 10:53:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/2/23 | Elad Benari
    Nearly six months after he was stabbed during a lecture in New York, author Salman Rushdie will be publishing a new book, “Victory City”, on Tuesday, Reuters reports. Rushdie, 75, was blinded in his right eye and his left hand was badly injured by the stabbing. After the attack, Rushdie was treated at a Pennsylvania hospital, where he was briefly put on a ventilator, his agent said last October. Rushdie's upcoming 15th novel will be published by Penguin Random House and takes the form of a translation of a mythical epic originally written in Sanskrit about the Vijayanagara Empire that...
  • Report: Salman Rushdie lives, but loses use of eye and hand

    10/24/2022 9:13:26 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 10 replies
    AP, via ^ | Oct 23, 2022
    Salman Rushdie’s agent says the author has lost sight in one eye and the use of a hand as he recovers from an attack from a man who rushed the stage at an August literary event in western New York, according to a published report. Literary agent Andrew Wylie told the Spanish language newspaper El Pais in an article published Saturday that Rushdie suffered three serious wounds to his neck and 15 more wounds to his chest and torso in the attack that took away sight in an eye and left a hand incapacitated. Rushdie, 75, spent years in hiding...
  • Oberlin College’s 'Professor of Peace' endorsed fatwa to murder Salman Rushdie

    08/27/2022 10:14:48 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/13/22 | Benjamin Weinthal
    An Islamic studies academic dubbed the "Professor of Peace" at Oberlin College in Ohio endorsed the campaign to assassinate U.S. and British writer Salman Rushdie because the famous novelist depicted the Muslim prophet Muhammad irreverently. A 24-year-old man named Hadi Matar allegedly stabbed Rushdie on Friday in the neck and liver during the author’s speech in Chautauqua, New York. Rushdie is on a ventilator and cannot talk. According to law enforcement officials, Matar’s social media footprint showed that he was a fan of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization. Matar was also sympathetic to radical Shia...
  • Hezbollah affiliated academic "Khomeini's Fatwa Against Rushdie Prevented Further Insult To Islam"

    08/18/2022 4:32:12 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 8 replies
    Memri ^ | Aug 15, 2022
    Hizbullah-Affiliated Lebanese Academic Dr. Sadek Al-Naboulsi: If Israel Does Not Meet Lebanese Demands In Maritime Border Negotiations, We Are Headed To War; Khomeini's Fatwa Against Rushdie Prevented Further Insult To Islam #9765 | 02:03 Source: Al-Jadeed TV (Lebanon) Hizbullah-Affiliated Lebanese academic Dr. Sadek Al-Naboulsi said in an August 15, 2022 show on Al-Jadeed TV (Lebanon) that there has been no real breakthrough in the maritime border negotiations between Israel and Lebanon. He said that a confrontation is on the horizon if there is no American or Israeli response to Lebanese demands, and he said that Israeli silence amounts to aggression...
  • Biden letting Iran’s president come to NYC despite Pompeo assassination plot

    08/17/2022 4:47:56 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    American Military News ^ | 8/16/22 | Ryan Morgan
    President Joe Biden hasn’t blocked Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi from entering the U.S. to speak at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting in New York City next month. Raisi will attend even after an Iranian military officer was charged this month with trying to assassinate former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. For weeks, Senate Republicans have been calling for President Joe Biden to block Raisi, who the U.S. sanctioned in 2019 for his role in executing children in 2018 and 2019. Earlier this month, The Department of Justice charged an Iranian military officer with trying to hire people...
  • Salman Rushdie Stabbing Suspect [Hadi Matar] 'Had Contact With Iran's Revolutionary Guard'

    08/16/2022 2:56:51 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 32 replies
    Vice ^ | Aug 14, 2022 | Mitchell Prothero
    Intel officials told VICE World News Hadi Matar had been in contact with members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. .. The 24-year-old man accused of stabbing author Salman Rushdie had been in direct contact with members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on social media, European and Middle Eastern intelligence officials told VICE World News. Hadi Matar has been charged with attempted murder after Rushdie, 75, was repeatedly stabbed on stage ahead of a speaking event in Chautauqua, New York, on Friday. On Sunday, Rushdie’s son Zafar Rushdie said his father was in a critical condition and had sustained “life-changing” injuries...
  • Inside Hadi Matar’s Last Days Before the Stabbing Attack on Salman Rushdie

    08/15/2022 7:29:40 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 7 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 15, 2022 | Pilar Melendez
    ‘IT’S CHILLING’ Days before his alleged attack on the writer, Hadi Matar wrote a late-night email to his New Jersey gym. Three days before Hadi Matar allegedly rushed the stage at a literary event to brutally attack British-Indian author Salman Rushdie, the 24-year-old wrote a late-night email to his New Jersey gym to cancel his membership. “Hey this is Hadi,” Matar wrote in an Aug. 9 email to the State of Fitness Boxing Club at 1:31 a.m. “I was going tk [sic] ask if you guys can disable autopay for me right now. As I won’t be able to make...
  • Hear who Iran blames for Salman Rushdie's stabbing (Cynical guilty Islamic Republic)

    08/15/2022 7:03:08 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 15, 2022
    Famed author Salman Rushdie is recovering at a hospital after being repeatedly stabbed on stage in an attack that left him with multiple severe injuries, his family said. Iran responded denying any link to the stabbing of and cast the blame on the author and his supporters for the attack that left him with life-changing injuries.
  • Iran state media hails Salman Rushdie's attacker as 'courageous and duty-conscious man' whose hands should be kissed for 'tearing the neck of the enemy of God with a knife'

    08/14/2022 6:46:11 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 14 2022 | JACK WRIGHT
    Iran's deranged state media has today gleefully celebrated the sickening attack on Salman Rushdie, hailing the British author's suspected knifeman and branding the novellist an 'apostate' and 'heretic' whose book The Satanic Verses 'blasphemed' the Prophet Muhammad. Rushdie, 75, was stabbed up to 15 times - including once in the neck - on stage in upstate New York - more than 30 years after the theocratic dictatorship in Tehran issued a fatwa calling for the murder of the writer and anyone involved with the publication of the 1988 novel. The edict forced Sir Salman to go into hiding for a...
  • Activists accused Iran of responsibility for Rushdie attack

    08/13/2022 9:32:09 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 5 replies
    AFP ^ | Aug 13, 2022
    While the fatwa issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini over Rushdie's novel "The Satanic Verses" has for some time not been part of daily discourse in Iran, the clerical leadership under his successor Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also did nothing to indicate it no longer stood and on occasions underlined the decree was still valid. The multiple stabbing of Rushdie at an event in New York comes at an intensely sensitive time for Iran, as it considers an offer by world powers to revive the 2015 deal on its nuclear programme which would ease sanctions that have battered the economy. During a...
  • More on Hadi Matar - no surprise after advocating for "Palestinian" inspired murder and Hezbollah jihadism

    08/13/2022 9:26:56 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 5 replies
    ACOM @ACOM_es: The same Hafi Mayar who has tried to assassinate Salman Rushdie, with a Twitter profile (posting) king the killing of Jews, with constant proclamation in favor of Hezbollah, and with his album-groupie of Iranian financiers of terrorism. You didn't see it coming ? What's up?Aug 13, 2022 ___Description of image: Hadi Matar retweeted an image of a big knife and the words: "The knife, Zion," from AliShoeib1970 on May 5, 2022. It was the day "Palestinian" terrorists with axes brutally attacked Haredim in Elad --who they know, mostly do not even serve in the army.
  • Critics call for Biden to 'immediately end' Iran nuclear talks following attempted murder of Salman Rushdie

    08/13/2022 5:59:34 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Fox news ^ | 08/13/2022 | Andrew Mark Miller
    The attempted murder of author Salman Rushdie prompted social media users, including several members of Congress, to voice criticism of the Biden administration’s pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran in light of the country’s past support of a fatwa against Rushdie’s life. "Iran has offered a bounty to anyone who assassinates Salman Rushdie," Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted on Friday. "Today he was stabbed in America. Why is Biden still negotiating a ‘deal' with these terrorists in Tehran?"
  • Maher: I Don’t Think Rushdie’s Attacker Was Amish — ‘Islam Is Still a Much More Fundamentalist Religion’ than Others

    08/13/2022 7:36:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 13, 2022 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher commented on the attack on author Salman Rushdie and said that he doesn’t think the suspected attacker is Amish and “Islam is still a much more fundamentalist religion than any of the other religions in the world, and that means they take what’s in the holy book seriously and that has been dangerous for a long time. It’s still dangerous.” Maher stated, “We don’t know the motivation yet, but Sal did have some enemies in the past, as I recall. So, I’m guessing [suspect Hadi Matar] is not Amish. Sal…was...
  • JK Rowling gets death threat from Iran-supporting Islamist extremist telling her 'you are next' after supporting stabbed author Salman Rushdie

    08/13/2022 7:22:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 13, 2022 | Jack Wright
    British author JK Rowling has received a death threat from an Iran-backing Islamist extremist who appears to have praised Salman Rushdie's suspected attacker, repeatedly expressed support for Tehran's theocratic dictator Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and branded Israel, Ukraine and India 'terrorist states'. The Harry Potter writer and free speech campaigner - who has been pilloried by trans activists for her beliefs on gender - had expressed her horror at the sickening attempt on Rushdie's life in upstate New York when she was issued the chilling threat on Twitter. Meer Asif Aziz, who describes himself on Twitter as a 'student, social activist,...
  • Salman Rushdie ‘on ventilator and cannot speak’ as suspect named as Hadi Matar

    08/13/2022 12:14:48 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 13 August 2022 | Josie Ensor & Nick Allen
    Sir Salman Rushdie is reportedly on a ventilator and may lose an eye after he was stabbed on stage in the US on Friday. Rushdie's agent Andrew Wylie told the New York Times that the news was "not good," adding that Rushdie could not speak, while the nerves in his arm were severed in the attack and his liver was "stabbed and damaged". The British author, who has lived under the shadow of a fatwa imposed 33 years ago, was appearing at a literary festival in western New York State when the assailant, dressed in black, ran at him from...
  • Biden could EASE pressure on Iran to rescue the nuclear deal Trump killed despite Rushdie attack and assassination plots on US soil, leaked negotiations reveal

    08/12/2022 11:18:30 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 13 2022 | KEITH GRIFFITH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and REUTERS
    Leaked details of negotiations with Iran suggest that the Biden administration is prepared to make significant concessions to revive the defunct nuclear deal -- even as shocking Iranian-inspired murder plots including an attack on Salman Rushdie unfold on US soil. This week, following days of indirect talks between the US and Iran in Vienna, EU officials put forward a 'final' proposal to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that former President Donald Trump pulled out of unilaterally four years ago. Excerpts of a leaked draft of the text suggest that it would blunt American sanctions against Iran's Revolutionary Guards and...
  • Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei praises stabbing of Salman Rushdie and says fatwa against Satanic Verses author was 'fired like a bullet that won't rest until it hits its target' as Islamic hardliners celebrate

    08/12/2022 11:15:08 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 13 2022 | EMMA JAMES
    Supporters of Iran have been celebrating the callous attack on Salman Rushdie, which saw the author stabbed up to 15 times – including once in the neck. Rushdie, 75, was attacked by Hadi Matar, 24, as he was being introduced to the stage for the CHQ 2022 event in Chautauqua, near Buffalo in upstate New York, on Friday morning. He was airlifted to hospital and undergoing surgery in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was issued a fatwa – a death sentence - in 1989 by Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini after his book, the Satanic Verses, sparked and outcry with Muslims in Britain.
  • Germany denies refuge to Christian convert from Iran

    08/12/2022 8:12:08 PM PDT · by heartwood · 12 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | August 12, 2022 | Madeleine Teahan
    The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed the case of an Iranian convert to Christianity, who is appealing his deportation from Germany back to Iran, on the grounds of religious freedom... Hassan – whose name has been changed to protect his identity and is recorded only as “H.H” in public records – is a cabinet maker who applied for asylum in 2018 and is currently residing in Germany where he can freely practice his faith. After he, his wife and his family converted to Christianity, security forces in Iran stormed their house confiscated their books, computer, passports and Bible....
  • Salman Rushdie in serious condition, on ventilator, loss of eye and liver damage

    08/12/2022 4:49:31 PM PDT · by nwrep · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 12, 2022 | J. Oliver Convoy
    Rushdie on ventilator and may lose an eye, agent says Salman Rushdie is on a ventilator, unable to speak, and may lose an eye, his agent told Reuters and the New York Times.“The news is not good,” Andrew Wylie, Rushdie’s agent, said Friday evening. “Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm were severed; and his liver was stabbed and damaged.”
  • Cops name suspect 'with sympathies toward Iranian government' who stabbed Salman Rushdie up to 15 times as man, 24, from New Jersey: Author is in surgery after being airlifted to hospital 33 years after Iran issued fatwah for The Satanic Verses

    08/12/2022 4:44:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 12, 2022 | Emma James
    New York State Police have identified the suspect in Friday's stabbing of novelist Salman Rushdie as a New Jersey man who, according to law enforcement sources, allegedly had 'sympathies toward the Iranian government.' Rushdie, 75, whose novel 'The Satanic Verses' drew death threats from Iran's leader in the 1980s, remained in surgery Friday evening hours after being stabbed up to 15 times by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York. Authorities confirmed that the attacker Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey, was arrested at the scene and...