Salman Rushdie stabbed: his attacker congratulated by the Iranian press

The main newspapers close to Iranian power have expressed their support for the author of the assassination attempt on the intellectual, the subject of a fatwa for 30 years.

Iran’s main ultra-conservative daily, Kayhan, on Saturday congratulated the man who the day before stabbed in the United States the world-famous British writer Salman Rushdie, author of “satanic verses», target for more than 30 years of a fatwa of Iran.

Kudos to this brave and duty-conscious man who attacked the apostate and vicious Salman Rushdiewrites the newspaper, whose boss is appointed by the Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. “Let’s kiss the hand of the one who tore the neck of the enemy of God with a knife“, continues the text.

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“The Devil’s Neck”

Salman Rushdie was attacked in the neck and abdomen while standing on the stage of an amphitheater at a cultural center in Chautauqua, in upstate New York. According to his agent, he was placed on life support and could lose an eye.

The Iranian authorities have so far not officially commented on the assassination attempt on the 75-year-old intellectual. Toeing the official line, the entire Iranian media called Mr. Rushdie “aapostate», with the exception of Etemad, a reformist newspaper.

The daily Iran, a state-run newspaper, estimated that “the devil’s neck” had been “struck by a razor“. “I will not shed tears for a writer who denounces with infinite hatred and contempt Muslims and Islam“, wrote in a tweet Mohammad Marandi, adviser to the team of negotiators on the nuclear file. “Rushdie is a pawn of empire who poses as a postcolonial novelist“, he added.

Isn’t it strange that, as we approach a potential nuclear deal, the United States is claiming that an attack on Bolton (former National Security Advisor to the White House) was planned… and then it happenshe wonders.

Salman Rushdie set part of the Muslim world ablaze with the publication in September 1988 of “satanic verses“, leading the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini to issue in 1989 a “fatwaasking for his assassination.

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