On Friday, August 12, 2022, Salman Rushdie was repeatedly targeted by 24-year-old Hadi Matar during a public speaking event at the Chautauqua Institute in New York ) stab wounds. Padma Lakshmi is “relieved” that he is “coming through” and recovering. Padma Lakshmi, 51, wished Salman Rushdie a “speedy recovery” from the attack. She and Salman Rushdie were married from 2004 until their divorce in 2007. On Sunday, August 14, early in the morning, the Top Chef host tweeted, “Relieved @SalmanRushdie is finally able to breathe out after a nightmare Friday, worried and speechless. Hope for a speedy recovery now. Her message comes after reports that Rushdie, who is still in serious condition, has been taken off the ventilator and is able to speak a few words.
Salman Rushdie, the well-known author of The Satanic Verses, is no longer on a ventilator and his condition is improving. He was hospitalized with serious injuries after being stabbed multiple times at a public event in New York. Andrew Wiley, his agent, said: “It will be delayed because of the serious injuries, but his condition is improving. According to law enforcement, the author was stabbed 15 times, “at least once in the neck and at least once in the abdomen. Rushdie was helicoptered to a hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, where he underwent surgery and stayed while the attacker was apprehended by New York State Police. Authorities suspect Mattar of a “faith” issued by the Iranian government Sympathy, although the exact cause of the attack on the author is still under investigation. Through his lawyer, Matar pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder and assault charges, and bail was refused.
Although Lakshmi was gracious in her tweets, she and Rushdie occasionally disagreed. Rushdie called Lakshmi’s actions “a solemn narcissism”, but Lakshmi claimed her ex-husband demanded constant worship, feeding, and care, not to mention “regularity”. Rushdie’s son, Zafar Rushdie, claimed his father was able to say a few words after coming off the ventilator. Zafar Rushdie tweeted: “Despite the severity of his injury, his usual combative and defiant sense of humor is intact. Authorities are still investigating Matar’s Citizenship, and his criminal record, if any. According to New York State Police Major Eugene J Staniszewski, an initial review of Matar’s social media accounts found that he was “sympathetic to Shiite radicalism and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps ( IRGC)”.
Authorities believe that Matar carried out the attack alone, without the help of anyone else, and they are currently investigating the motive for the incident. New York State Police are investigating with the assistance of the FBI. Officials found a messaging app on Matar’s phone containing a photo of Soleimani, an Iraqi extremist who supported the Iranian government, although there was no relationship between Matar and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which the U.S. government identifies as a terrorist group. clear connection. Iran clamps down on the controversial ‘Satanic Verses book, with Ayatollah Khomeini placing a $3.3 million premium on the author’s head.
Rushdie has previously said he receives a “lover’s letter” from Iran every year, reminding him that the country has not forgotten its commitment to murder him. Rushdie was forced to go into hiding under police protection for ten years. The Japanese translation of the book, Hitoshi Igarashi, was also killed by the decree, and publishers and translators of the book in Turkey, Norway, and Italy were also targeted. There were also riots and book burnings around the world, and “Satanic Verses” were banned in many countries. “Under the decree, it’s a prison, but I think one of the problems is that from the outside, it looks fascinating because I sometimes show up in some parts of the Jags and someone rushes out to open the door, make sure you get in safely and so on, Rushdie reportedly told the Daily Mail. What the hell did he think he was and what did he look like? Well, to me, it’s like being in prison.
He continued, “I would probably insult Islam in one sentence rather than writing a 250,000-word novel, a novel. Iran’s reformist president loosened the fatwa in 1998, saying the country had no intention of positioning and Assassinate Rushdie.