Salman Rushdie, who spent years in hiding after an Iranian fatwa ordered his killing, was on a ventilator and could lose an eye following a stabbing attack at a literary event in New York state Friday. The British author of “The Satanic Verses”, which sparked fury among some Muslims, had to be airlifted to hospital for emergency surgery following the attack.
As the literary and political world keenly watches the tragic developments, News18 has provided a complete look at what led to the attack, Rushdie’s controversial works and the Fatwa issued on him, and also the repercussions of what has happened. Take a look at our top stories:
Thirty-three years after a fatwa was issued against him by Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, sentencing him to death for his 1988 novel ‘The Satanic Verses’, Salman Rushdie was brutally attacked on Friday. In this piece, News18 looks at the intricacies of the fatwa issued against him and why it happened. READ MORE
This piece explores the writer’s long-held views on freedom of speech. It argues that despite the attack, Rushdie’s ideals remain impenetrable and ever alive. READ MORE
In this News18 article, read how the writer shot to fame with his most famous works and what they represent. The piece also talks about the reactions to his controversial book ‘The Satanic Verses’. READ MORE
This series of images gives a glimpse into Rushdie’s controversial career and life. SEE PICTURES
Curious about who attacked Salman Rushdie. Read our piece exploring his possible links with Iranian groups. READ MORE
And lastly, read the latest updates on the writer who struggling to survive after suffering the brutal attack in New York. Put on a ventilator, Rushdie may lose on his eyes and has received grievous attacks on his liver. READ MORE