Rushdie, 75, is getting therapy in a Pennsylvania hospital for extreme wounds. His literary agent, Andrew Wylie, has stated Rushdie a broken liver and severed nerves in an arm, and will lose a watch.
Rushdie’s life has been in jeopardy since 1989 when Iran’s supreme chief on the time, Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued an edict demanding his loss of life over his novel “The Satanic Verses,” which was considered as blasphemous by many Muslims.
A semiofficial Iranian basis had posted a bounty of over $3 million.
Chautauqua County District Lawyer Jason Schmidt known as the assault “preplanned.”
The creator had simply taken the stage on the usually tranquil lakeside retreat for a dialogue of protections for writers in exile and freedom of expression when Matar jumped onstage.
Henry Reese, 73, the cofounder of Pittsburgh’s Metropolis of Asylum, was onstage with Rushdie and suffered a gash to his brow, bruising and different minor accidents.