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Salman Rushdie felt his ‘life was very normal again’ prior to stabbing

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14.08.2022

Just two weeks before he was attacked Friday, author Salman Rushdie told an interviewer he believed his life was “very normal again.”

Despite being subject to three decades of threats from Iran, Rushdie, 75, told German weekly Stern that “a lot of people live with similar threats,” referring to other dissident authors, according to the Guardian.

Rushdie has been living under threat since Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, or religious decree, calling to kill the author over his 1988 book “The Satanic Verses,” which some Muslims considered as disrespectful of the Prophet Mohammed.

Rushdie was speaking on the topic of protecting dissident authors at an event in Chautauqua, New York, when he was attacked.

“A fatwa is a serious thing. Luckily we didn’t have the internet back then. The Iranians had send the........

© The Times of Israel


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