The writer is still at the clinic
Salman Rushdie’s killer is innocent
08/14/2022, 01:45 am
On an open stage, Salman Rushdie was fatally injured by a knife-wielding man. The 24-year-old pleaded not guilty in court. Meanwhile, the author does not need artificial ventilation.
Salman Rushdie’s killer has pleaded not guilty in a court hearing on Saturday. This was announced by his court-appointed attorney, Nathaniel Baron. Hadi M. He is being investigated for attempted second-degree murder and second-degree assault. According to police, the 24-year-old is being held without the possibility of bail.
No further information is available on the motive for the crime. Second degree murder is a separate crime in the US legal system for the death of a human being. In New York state, he could face several years in prison.
US media reported on Saturday that Rushdie was receiving treatment at a hospital in neighboring Pennsylvania’s Erie. A 75-year-old man was stabbed Friday morning at a show in Chautauqua, western New York. A few minutes ago he took the stage to speak about persecuted artists.
Rushdie underwent surgery at the hospital and was put on a ventilator, his literary agent Andrew Wylie told The New York Times. He will lose an eye. Also, the nerve cords in his hand were severed and his liver is said to be affected. Later, fellow writer Adish Taseer shared that Rushdie was no longer on artificial respiration and was already able to speak and joke.
Hadi M. The NBC New York broadcast reported, citing investigators, that he sympathized with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Shia extremists on social networks on the Internet. However, no direct contacts have been made so far. He was born in California and recently moved to New Jersey. According to Lebanese authorities, his parents are from Lebanon.
Rushdie was persecuted by religious fanatics for decades. The then Iranian revolutionary leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, has since 1988 called for the death of the author of his work, “The Satanic Verses”. He accused Rushdie of insulting Islam, the Prophet and the Quran in his novel. Among other things, the book features a character resembling the Prophet Muhammad.
The criticism is that Rushdie questioned the divine origin of the Qur’an. Following his death sentence, Rushdie made a dramatic escape and remained in hiding for several years. He has been living in New York for over 20 years now.
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