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Author Salman Rushdie on ventilator after stabbing in New York

1 month ago   |   By The Morning Call

Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” drew death threats from Iran's leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen by a man who rushed the stage as he was about to give a lecture in western New York.
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Salman Rushdie on ventilator, will likely lose an eye after New York stabbing

Salman Rushdie on ventilator, will likely lose an eye after New York stabbing

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

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 underwent surgery. His agent, Andrew Wylie, said the writer was on a ventilator Friday evening, with a damaged liver, severed nerves in his arm and an eye he was likely to lose.
Police identified the attacker as Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey. He was awaiting arraignment...
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