‘He stabbed Salman Rushdie about 6 to 8 times’, the audience told his eyes

Stacey Schlosser, who was there at the time of the attack, told her eyewitness of seeing writer Salman Rushdie stabbed before a lecture in western New York on Friday.

Deadly attack on author Salman Rushdie in America

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Eminent English-language writer was injured in an attack by a man during an event in New York City, USA on Friday. Salman Rushdie He is on life support system (ventilator) and is feared to have lost one eye. His liver has been affected due to the knife attack. According to his agent Andrew Wyllie, the writer is on a ventilator and cannot talk. When this attack took place, an onlooker present there has told that the attacker stabbed Salman Rushdie 6 to 8 times.

Stacey Schlosser, who was there at the time of the attack, told her eyewitness of seeing writer Salman Rushdie stabbed before a lecture in western New York on Friday. He told that the attacker attacked him about 7-8 times. Another viewer, Charlie Sevener, said that writer Salman Rushdie was attacked and apparently knelt in the neck as he was about to lecture in western New York. Along with this, according to a reporter present in the program, Salman Rushdie was punched 10 to 15 times on stage as well as stabbed.

Salman Rushdie feared to lose one eye

Henry Reese, who conducted the program, said that he had suffered a minor head injury, as he had also been attacked. His book agent on Salman Rushdie’s health told that Salman is suspected to have lost one eye, his arm veins are broken. Mumbai-born controversial writer Rushdie had faced death threats from Islamist extremists for years after writing The Satanic Verses.

Fatwa was issued against Salman Rushdie in 1989

New York State Police Major Eugene Stanijewski told a press conference Friday evening that the attacker was a resident of Fairview, New Jersey. Stanijewski said Rushdie was treated immediately by a doctor present at the event by the time emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene. The writer was then taken to a local trauma center and had to undergo surgery at around 5 pm, several hours after the attack at around 10.47 a.m. local time. The attacker is said to have apparently had a picture of Iran’s leader Ayatollah Khomeini, who issued a fatwa against Salman Rushdie in 1989, on his Facebook account.