Salman Rushdie’s health is still considered serious, but his customary “feisty and rebellious” sense of humor is still there, and the New York State Governor and his son have stated that the Mumbai-born novelist cannot be silenced by a guy with a knife due to the “cowardly attack.”
Rushdie, 75, was attacked on stage at a book event in New York state last Friday. He was taken off of a ventilator on Saturday and was able to speak.
Iran has “clearly and unequivocally” denied any involvement with Salman Rushdie’s assailant and has placed the blame squarely on the author.
Salman Rushdie Blamed By Iran
During a performance in New York state, Mr. Rushdie, 75, was stabbed on stage and suffered serious injuries. He can now breathe on his own.
Because of his 1988 book The Satanic Verses, he has endured years of death threats. The family was “very relieved” that the best-selling novelist was taken off the ventilator and supplemental oxygen on Saturday and was able to pronounce a few words, according to his son Zafar Rushdie, who said this on Sunday.
Before this, US Secretary of Official Anthony Blinken referred to Iran’s state media’s actions as “despicable” for bragging about the strike.
The strike has received widespread commentary in Iranian media, which has dubbed it “divine punishment.”
An eye of the Devil has been blinded, according to Iran’s official news outlet Jaam-e Jam, which highlighted the news that Rushdie would lose an eye as a result of the attack. In addition to stressing that she and her government would not accept demands for violence, whether they come from foreign or domestic politicians, Hochul stated on Sunday that the investigation into the incident was still ongoing.
Hochul expressed her appreciation to the emergency personnel, the institution’s employees and crew, and audience members for “saving” Rushdie’s life. Rushdie, according to Hochul, has endured “so much during his life” and represents all of “great courage.”
Salman Rushdie was stabbed numerous times at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York. Rushdie’s family also thanked the audience members who valiantly came to his rescue and provided first aid.