Rushdie improves, detached from the respirator, he can speak. Threats to Rowling too, you’re next – North America

Salman Rushdie is “on the road to recovery”. He said his agent, Andrew Wylie, in a statement to the Washington Post. “The injuries are serious but his condition is on the right track,” he stressed. The writer has been disconnected from the respirator and is now able to speak again.

IMeanwhile, controversies begin 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 will probably lose an eye, the nerves in his arm have been severed and his liver has been injured and damaged.”

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid condemned the attack on writer Salman Rushdie in the US calling it an attack on freedom e 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, there was also the sentence dthe american president. “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 communiqué about 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”. Over the years, the Tehran government has distanced itself from the fatwa launched by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989. There have been no official reactions to the attack on the writer, but state media, such as the Fars agency, have cheered and wished Salman death. Rushdie.

“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.