Oct 24, 2022
By Andy Johnson
Author Sir Salman Rushdie will live, but has lost vision in one eye and the use of one hand as a result of that attack in upper New York State in August.
The 75-year old author’s agent confirmed he was stabbed 15 times in the chest, suffered three more to his neck and says one of the author’s hands is incapacitated because the nerves in his arm were severed.
The attack took place at the Chautauqua Institution as Rushdie was preparing to deliver a lecture on how the U.S. has served as a haven for writers.
Rushdie has long faced death threats for his 1988 novel “The Satanic Verses.” which some Muslims regard as blasphemous.
A fatwa, issued by the then-Iranian leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, calling for Rushdie’s death, is still active.