Up on a stage in Chautauqua, Western New York, author Salman Rashide was attacked and stabbed in his neck on Friday. The 75-year-old author first gained attention for his 1981 book ‘Midnight’s Children,’ and he is best known for his 1988 book ‘The Satanic Verses.’
Who is Salman Rushdie
Salman Rashide was born to a Kashmiri Muslim family on June 19, 1947 in Mumbai, India. Rashide’s father was a Cambridge-educated lawyer and businessman named Anis Ahmed Rushdie, and his mother worked as a teacher.
Salman Rushdie was born and raised in Bombay, where he did attend the Cathedral and the John Connon School in Fort, South Bombay. After that, he went to England from India to join the Rugby School in Rugby, Warwickshire, and then to King’s College, Cambridge, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history.
Rashide moved to Pakistan after graduating from Cambridge to live with his family, who had relocated from Mumbai, before relocating permanently to the UK.
Who attack Salman Rushdie
This attack on Salman Rashide has brought back the controversy over Islam. The attacker was recognised as Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey.
Reason Of Attack
According to the police, the reason Hadi Matar stabbed Salman Rashide is still unknown, but some reports say that Hadi Matar sympathized with Iranian ruler Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who called for Rashide’s death.
Hadi Mattar’s Page on Facebook featured a picture of Ayatollah Khomeini, who released a fatwa against Salman Rushdie in 1989 following the publication of his book ‘The Satanic Verses.’
Salman Rushdie Condition
Salman Rashide’s present situation is terrible. He is presently in the hospital getting treatment and based on various sources, he may lose one eye as a result of the surgery.
After Published The Satanic Verses Book in 1998
Rushdie published a book titled ‘The Satanic Verses’ in 1998, which sparked widespread outrage and was banned in so many countries, including India. Iran’s then Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini started calling for Rushdie’s operation for publishing the book due to its deeply offensive content, and he issued a fatwa against Rushdie.
Rashide was forced to conceal himself for nearly ten years as a result of the book ‘The Satanic Verses.’ In 1991, a Japanese translator of the book was stabbed to death, and a few months later, an Italian translator was stabbed and a Norwegian publisher of the book, William Nygaard, was shot, but both survived the attack.