Rushdie は、Chautauqua での講演中に男に刺された後、その日の早い時間に病院に運ばれました。, ニューヨーク. 容疑者は逮捕され、後に 24 歳の Hadi Matar と特定されました.
“I’m guessing Hadi is not Amish,” Maher quipped. “He was giving a lecture- about this for irony- prior about how the U.S. is a safe haven for exiled writers and other artists under threat of persecution. And making that speech itself is unthinkable in most Muslim countries. Salman Rushdie living in most Muslim countries without getting stabbed every day is unthinkable.”
“So don’t come at me with ‘Islamophobic.’ Phobic means fear, 正しい? 上手, Sal had a good reason to be fearful. And when you say phobic, it’s just a way to shut off debate. ええと, ‘transphobic,’ ‘islamophobic,’ we should have a debate about this. ごめんなさい, だが, ええと, these things don’t go away. Islam is still a much more fundamentalist religion than any of the other religions in the world. And that means they take what’s in the holy book seriously. And that has been dangerous for a long time. It’s still dangerous. これは。。。でした 1989 when he was first threatened.”
彼は続けた, “They say we have a long memory. We just got Ayman al-Zawahri. We were bragging about, 'ああ, you can’t get away.’ They have a long memory too.”
Fox Nation host Piers Morgan touted the principle of free speech that it exists to protect those “whose opinions you might staunchly disagree with,” something Maher pointed out is not cherished in many countries around the world “especially Muslim countries.”
“The idea of freedom of speech, みたいです- ‘What are you talking about? You insulted the prophet,’” マハーは言った.
Rushdie has lived under the threat of a fatwa on his life issued by Iran in 1989 after he published a book called “The Satanic Verses” which was banned in the country and considered blasphemous by some Muslims.
Iran has also offered over $ 3 million in reward for anyone who kills Rushdie.
Iran’s government has long since distanced itself from Khomeini’s decree, but anti-Rushdie sentiment lingered. に 2012, a semi-official Iranian religious foundation raised a bounty for Rushdie from $ 2.8 百万から $ 3.3 百万.
Rushdie is reportedly on a ventilator, cannot speak and will likely lose one eye.