Salman Rushdie attack

Report: Salman Rushdie lives, but loses use of eye and hand

The agent declined to say whether Rushdie was still in hospital, saying the most important thing was that the writer is going to live, The Guardian reported.

published on : 23rd October 2022

'Stand wih Salman': Kiran Desai, Guy Talese, other writers read from Rushdie's works at New York event

“'Stand With Salman: Defend the Freedom to Write' was hosted exactly a week after Rushdie was stabbed in the neck and stomach onstage by a 24-year-old New Jersey man.

published on : 20th August 2022

Iran denies link with Rushdie's attacker, blames writer

'Rushdie himself is responsible for the attack,' dpa news agency quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani as saying.

published on : 15th August 2022

Salman Rushdie's works attract increased interest after attack 

Bookstores reported a flurry of interest in the Indian-born author, some from readers too young to remember the original fury he prompted across much of the Muslim world.

published on : 14th August 2022

Rushdie off ventilator and talking, day after attack: Author Aatish Taseer

Salman Rushdie, during a New York talk, said that terrorism was really the art of fear, "The only way you can defeat it is by deciding not to be afraid."

published on : 14th August 2022

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo slams Rushdie stabbing

12 staff members of Charlie Hebdo were gunned down in 2015 over cartoons about Prophet Mohammed considered blasphemous by many Muslims.

published on : 13th August 2022

Iran's conservative media hail author Salman Rushdie's attacker

Iranian ultra-conservative newspaper Kayhan whose chief is appointed by current supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei applauded the 'duty-conscious man' who stabbed Rushdie.

published on : 13th August 2022

Salman Rushdie attack: Author seated on stage when attacker stormed in to stab him, all you need to know

Author Salman Rushdie was attacked on stage during an event in New York. Here's the report on how the attack unfolded.

published on : 13th August 2022

Suspect in Salman Rushdie's stabbing showed sympathy to causes of Iran's Revolutionary Guards: Report

A preliminary review of the 24-year-old Hadi Matar's social media accounts by law enforcement showed him to be sympathetic to Shia extremism.

published on : 13th August 2022

Even thirty years later, why Salman Rushdie's 'The Satanic Verses' remains so controversial

The book, “Satanic Verses,” goes to the heart of Muslim religious beliefs when Rushdie, in dream sequences, challenges and sometimes seems to mock some of its most sensitive tenets.

published on : 13th August 2022

'This was the last place you'd expect something like this': Reporter who witnessed Salman Rushdie attack

Joshua Goodman arrived at the outdoor amphitheater just as Rushdie's interview which was advertised as focusing on the importance of persecuted writers having a place to work was about to start.

published on : 13th August 2022

Public officials, literary figures shocked over attack on author Salman Rushdie

Rushdie's 'The Satanic Verses book' led to a fatwa, a religious decree, by the then Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, which forced the writer into hiding for several years.

published on : 13th August 2022

Salman Rushdie on ventilator, likely to lose an eye after stabbing: Report

Author Rushdie's liver was "stabbed and damaged" following an attack on him on Friday, his agent said, noting that the "news is not good".

published on : 13th August 2022

Cops identify suspect in Salman Rushdie attack, 24-year-old Hadi Matar held

The 75-year-old author, who caught the limelight for his novel 'Midnight's Children' in 1981, had received a fatwa for his 1988 book.

published on : 13th August 2022

'Salman Rushdie had multiple stab wounds, was lying in pool of blood': Doctor who helped the author

David Graves, 78, who was sitting in the middle section of the amphitheatre, said Rushdie was still seated when the attacker reached the stage and launched at him.

published on : 13th August 2022

Salman Rushdie: Magical realist forced to live on the run

The 75-year-old, who was stabbed in an attack on Friday at a speaking event in New York state, was propelled into the spotlight with his second novel 'Midnight's Children' in 1981.

published on : 12th August 2022

'Salman Rushdie alive after attack; authorities monitoring situation': New York governor

Rushdie, the 75-year-old Mumbai-born controversial author who faced Islamist death threats after writing 'The Satanic Verses', was attacked and suffered an apparent stab wound to the neck.

published on : 12th August 2022

Author Salman Rushdie stabbed in neck on stage in New York; undergoes surgery

Rushdie, 75, who suffered years of death threats, was attacked on stage while he was being introduced at the event of the Chautauqua Institution in Western New York.

published on : 12th August 2022