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The author of “The Satanic Verses” was attacked in New York State last August 12.

Writer Salman Rushdie lost the sight of one eye and the use of one hand when he was attacked two months ago while giving a speech at New York’s Chautauqua. This was revealed by his agent Andrew Wiley in an interview countryAs part of the Frankfurt International Book Fair: “The cuts on his neck were very deep He also lost the sight of one eye – he explained -. One arm is disabled due to 15 wounds on the chest and body due to severing of nerves in the arm. It was a brutal attack.

The 75-year-old writer has lived in hiding and under guard since 1989. Satanic phrases, Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against him. But apparently, as the years passed, Rushdie let his guard down. Two weeks before the attack, he said he now felt “his life is back to normal and the fear is over”.“I want to live my life,” he repeated several times. So on August 12, he was attacked while preparing to speak about artistic freedom. Six days later, the 24-year-old bomber, Hadi Matar, pleaded not guilty and claimed he tried to kill the writer because he attacked Islam.

October 23, 2022 (Modified October 23, 2022 | 19:37)

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