Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing
The author, who has drawn death threats, fell to the floor when an assailant attacked him, and was then surrounded by a small group of people who held up his legs, seemingly to send more blood to his upper body, as the attacker was restrained.
Author Salman Rushdie on ventilator, man charged after stabbing attack on lecture stage
Salman Rushdie, whose novel The Satanic Verses drew death threats from Iran's leader, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York. A New Jersey man has been charged with attempted murder and assault, it was announced Saturday.