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Rushdie improves, detached from the respirator, he can speak. Threats to Rowling too, you're next


The writer, still in hospital, risks losing his right eye. Republicans attack Biden: 'Stop nuclear negotiations with Itran'. The curse of the 'Satanic Verses' (ANSA)

Salman Rushdie has been unplugged from the respirator and is now able to speak again.

The BBC announces it.

The 75-year-old writer was stabbed just over 24 hours ago during his speech at a convention in New York State and was in serious health.

To confirm the news was also Rushdie's agent, Andrew Wylie, who yesterday had spoken of damage to the liver, to the nerves of an arm and above all the risk that the writer could lose an eye.

Meanwhile, the

controversy begins to mount over the lack of protection for a man who has lived under the threat of Islamic extremism for over 30 years


The White House condemned the "horrific attack" on American soil and said it was praying for Rushdie.

No official information on the motive for the attack but the attacker, a 24-year-old born in New Jersey to Lebanese parents, appears to be close to Shiite extremism and Iranian Pasdarans.

The latest update on the conditions of the author of the 'Satanic Verses' dates back to several hours ago.

It was his agent, Andrew Wylie, who gave the information by email.

"The news is not good. Salman is attached to a respirator, at the moment he is unable to speak", the writer's agent said, revealing that his condition is more serious than one could imagine.

"He He'll probably lose an eye,

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid

condemned the attack on the writer Salman Rushdie in the US calling it an attack on freedom and

the consequence of years of instigation by Iran.

"The attack on Rushdie - he underlined on Twitter - is an attack on our freedoms and our values. It is the result of decades of instigation conducted by the extremist regime in Tehran. On behalf of the people of Israel, we wish them a full and swift healing".

Salman Rushdie, Iranians happy for the attack on the writer

After the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the French President Emmanuel Macron, the condemnation of the American President

also arrived .

"Salman Rushdie, with his vision of humanity, with his unparalleled sense of history, with his refusal to be intimidated or silenced, represents essential and universal ideals. Truth. Courage. Resilience. The ability to share ideas. fearless. These are the building blocks of any free and open society, "said Joe Biden in a statement.

"Today we reaffirm our commitment to those deeply American values ​​in solidarity with Rushdie and all those who support freedom of expression," he stressed.

In the statement on the attack on Salman Rushdie,

Joe Biden should have explicitly pointed the finger at Iran.

This was supported by several republican senators who attack the American president and ask him to immediately stop the negotiations on the nuclear power in Tehran.

"Iran offered a bounty to anyone who managed to kill Salman Rushdie," Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio tweeted.

"He was stabbed in America. Why is Biden still negotiating a 'deal' with these terrorists in Tehran?" He attacked referring to the Iran nuclear deal that the Biden administration has been trying to restore for months.

"Iranian leaders have been calling for the murder of Salman Rushdie for decades," Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton tweeted.

And conservative writer Gary Weiss called the White House note on the attack "horrifying."

"There is no mention of the size of Iran on Rushdie's head or the fatwa reconfirmed in 2005 and 2019".

"Don't worry, you're next": is the message sent via Twitter to the writer JK Rowling, who after the attack on Salman Rushdie in New York State had expressed her solidarity with the writer on the social platform.

The terrible reply came from the user Meer Asif Aziz, of Pakistani origin and who describes himself as a 'student and activist'.

The author of the Harry Potter saga joked at Twitter's guidelines against hate speech after the platform did not delete the user's comment, already reported previously for her extremist positions.

The threat triggered numerous condemnatory reactions coupled with invitations to prosecute the perpetrator.

In the discussion generated by the case, some users pointed out that the profile no longer exists.

It is not clear if the platform finally intervened or if the man first deleted his account for fear of retaliation, as some users claim.

. @ TwitterSupport These are your guidelines, right?

"Violence: You may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people. We also prohibit the glorification of violence ...

" Terrorism / violent extremism: You may not threaten or promote terrorism ... " BzM6WopzHa

- JK Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 13, 2022

ANSA agency

Fatwa and Bounty, the Curse of 'Satanic Verses' - Politics

'The Satanic Verses' is certainly Salman Rushdie's best known book, but also the one that ruined his life.

From Khomeini to Khamenei a promised revenge, among dozens of deaths (ANSA)

Source: ansa

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