Salman Rushdie Attacked in New York - Was it a push to fulfill Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's Edict calling for Rushdie's Death?
In 1989, the Iranian Leader placed a target on Rushdie with a "prize" of $3 Million...
At an event in New York, Author Salman Rushdie was attacked and suffered an apparent stab wound to the neck, according to the Police. His condition is yet known, but he was transported by helicopter to an area hospital.
According to witnesses, Rushdie was attacked as he was being introduced to the stage. The man reportedly began “stabbing and punching” Rushdie. The founder of the literary nonprofit hosting the speech, Henry Reese, was seen aiding Rushdie after he himself suffered a “minor head injury.”
“We want people to feel that freedom to speak and to write the truth. And I’ll continue to protect that every single day as your governor.”
Kathy Hochul, the New York Governor, said as she praised Rushdie for his work “spending decades speaking truth to power.”
The novelist has been the target of death threats previously and has also been the target of assassination attempts since his notorious book “The Satanic Verses” which depicts Islam in a way many Muslims deem offensive. In Iran, the book has been banned and a year after publication, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Iranian Leader, missed an edict calling for Rushdie’s death. This led to Rushdie going into hiding for nearly a decade as a $3 Million “prize” was offered.