- Ayatollah Ali Khamenei publicly renewed the death edict against the author in 1993.
- Following the incident, a man in a black mask rushed to the stage at the Chautauqua Institution lecture stabbing Rushdie 10 to 15 times.
- Rushdie, who was born in June 1947, spent his early years in Bombay.
Salman Rushdie, the author of The Satanic Verses, was stabbed multiple times. But the story goes on much before 1989 when the fatwa was launched against the author. Rushdie, who was born in June 1947, spent his early years in Bombay. Eventually, Rushdie moved to England for public boarding school. After schooling, he went to the university for further study.
Rushdie’s First Work, Critical Acclaim and Marriage
After years of working as an advertising copywriter, Rushdie published his first novel, “Grimus,” in 1975. However, Rushdie’s literary acclaim came after his second book, “Midnight’s Children.” Following its success, the book won the booker prize in 1981.
In PBS 2006, Rushdie characterizes himself as a hard-line atheist. Eventually, in 2007, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth knighted Rushdie for services to literature. Additionally, Rushdie has written 14 novels, including 2019’s Quichotte. Rushdie has been married four times, including the Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi from 2004 to 2007.
Salman Rushdie: The Satanic Verses and Fatwa
The Satanic Verses came in 1988, describing a chronicle of the immigrant experience. However, Muslims devote criticized the book’s characterization of Muhammad and other figures of early Islam. Notably, the book depicts the prophet as momentarily weak.
Rushdie sheltered in hiding after Khomeini called for his death that February. Rushdie’s wife Wiggins said that year that they had moved 56 times in five months for every three days. Further, they always had an armed bodyguard in the wake of the announcement on Tehran radio. Although, Khomeini died months after issuing the Rushdie edict. However, the fatwa lived for generations. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei publicly renewed the death edict against the author in 1993. Rushdie appears from hiding at a Sunday service in Cambridge, England. Furthermore, Rushdie stated congregation that he was facing a terrorist threat.
Salman Rushdie Stabbed At Chautauqua Institution
At the Chautauqua Institution summer lecture series, Rushdie and lecture moderator Henry Reese were ready to discuss “the United States as an asylum for writers and other artists in exile and as a home for freedom of creative expression.” Following the incident, a man in a black mask rushed to the stage at the Chautauqua Institution lecture stabbing Rushdie 10 to 15 times. Eventually, the 75-year-old author fell to the floor. Instantly the state trooper on the scene arrested the man. Reportedly, Daily Beast stated that New York authorities identified the suspect Friday afternoon as Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, N.J.
Matar charges remain paused. However, Matar stands accused of stabbing Rushdie in the abdomen and neck. Moreover, the report says that the doctor who was attending the lecture rendered aid immediately before EMTs arrived, law enforcement said, according to ABC News. Rushdie immediately shifted to surgery.