Salman Rushdie Stabbed Multiple Times

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Salman Rushdie is on a ventilator, will likely lose an eye, his arm nerves are severed and his liver damaged: Cops raid New Jersey home of suspect, 24, 'with sympathies toward Iranian government' who stabbed author up to 15 times

Salman Rushdie is on a ventilator, cannot speak, and will likely lose an eye, after the novelist was stabbed up to 15 times on Friday by a suspect police identified as a man from New Jersey 'with sympathies toward Iranian government.' Rushdie's condition was updated by his agent Andrew Wylie shortly before 7 p.m. on Friday, hours after the author was repeatedly stabbed by Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey, who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York. He was arrested at the scene. 'The news is not good,' he said. 'Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm were severed; and his liver was stabbed and damaged.' Rushdie, 75, who has been the subject of death threats from the Iranian regime since the late 1980s, was attacked as he was being introduced to the stage for the CHQ 2022 event in Chautauqua, near Buffalo, on Friday morning. Law enforcement sources told The New York Post that an initial investigation suggests Matar is sympathetic to the Iranian regime and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard.

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