Author Salman Rushdie, whose novel published in 1988 drew death threats from Iran’s leader and other Islamists, was on a ventilator and unable to speak late Friday, after he was stabbed just as he was to deliver a lecture in New York.
“The news is not good,” Andrew Wylie, Rushdie’s book agent, said in an email. “Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm were severed; and his liver was stabbed and damaged.”
A New York State Police trooper providing security at the event arrested the suspect at the scene after he rushed the stage at the Chautauqua Institution in Western New York and allegedly stabbed Rushdie in the neck and abdomen at about 11 a.m….
Source: The Epoch Times