These are hours of anxiety and apprehension over the case of Salman Rushdie, who was stabbed three times in the neck and four times in the abdomen during a literary festival in New York State, remains in hospital in serious condition and risks losing an eye. truly. Last night, the writer was disconnected from the fan and was able to talkBut conditions are always critical.
Meanwhile, controversy began to escalate over the lack of protection for a man who had lived for more than 30 years under the threat of Islamic extremism. The White House condemned the “horrific attack” on US soil and said it was praying for Rushdie. There is no official information on the motive for the attack, but the attacker, 24, born in New Jersey to Lebanese parents, appears to be close to Shiite extremism and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. The last update of the circumstances of the author of “The Satanic Verses” is several hours ago. It was his agent, Andrew Wiley, who provided the information via email. The writer’s agent said, “The news is not good. Salman is connected to a ventilator and is unable at this moment to speak,” revealing that his condition is more dangerous than one imagines. “He will likely lose one of his eyes, his arm’s nerves have been severed and his liver has been injured and damaged.”
Salman Rushdie Iranians are happy to attack the writer
After British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron, the US president’s condemnation has also arrived. “Salman Rushdie, with his vision of humanity, with his unique sense of history, and his refusal to be intimidated or silenced, exemplifies fundamental and universal ideals. Truth. Courage. Resilience. The ability to exchange ideas. Fearless. This is the building block of any free and open society,” said Joe Biden in a statement. He stressed, “Today we reaffirm our commitment to those deep American values in solidarity with Rushdie and all those who support freedom of expression.”
“The United States and the world witnessed a horrific attack on writer Salman Rushdie. This act of violence is frightening,” US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said in a statement. “All of us in the Biden-Harris administration are praying for his speedy recovery,” he added, expressing his gratitude “to the kind and helpful citizens who helped Rushdie so quickly after the attack and to law enforcement for their effective work.”
In fact, according to the police reconstruction, it was precisely the people in the Chautauqua Institution room, where Rushdie was about to speak, who blocked Hadi Matar before the clients arrived. This circumstance prompted criticism of the organizers for the lack of security at an event attended by a man who has risked his life since 1989. Several attendees complained about the lack of metal detectors or bag searches at the entrance. The knife managed to enter and sit in the audience like an ordinary spectator. It also turned out that there were only two security officers in the room, one of whom eventually managed to arrest Matar.
Salman Rushdie, who is connected to a ventilator, is risking his eye
The young man was locked up in the local jail and charged with attempted second-degree murder. However, there is absolutely nothing, but the path of Islamic extremism is beginning to blaze its way. An analysis on social media of the attacker, born in California of Lebanese immigrants, revealed his closeness to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which is on the US blacklist of terrorist organizations. Four photos of Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian commander-in-chief of the Special Forces in Jerusalem, the military wing of the Pasdaran Guard, were found in a messaging application on his phone, who was killed by a US drone in Iraq in January 2020. And on his Facebook account is one photo, Ayatollah Khomeini, author of the fatwa against Rushdie and the man who offered a $3 million reward for the death of writer and Ayatollah Khamenei. Moreover, during his search, he found a forged license in the name of Hezbollah “martyr” Imad Mughniyeh, the military leader of the organization who was killed in 2008 in Damascus. But the extremist Shiite movement claims to know nothing about him.
Salman Rushdie attack in New York, video on social media
Le moment où l’écrivain britannique Salman Rushdie a été transporté à l’hôpital par hélicoptère après été poignardé au cou alors qu’il veronçait a discours lors d’un événement littéraire in New York. pic.twitter.com/6PaLd9NnOV
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