‘Satanic Verses’ sales surge after Rushdie attack

The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie’s best-known and most controversial work, has been among the best-selling books. by Amazon in the United States after becoming a writer stabbed last friday While attending a conference in New York.

This Tuesday, the work topped the list of bestsellers in Contemporary Literature and Fiction, and 27th place on the bestseller list e-commerce portal.

‘The Satanic Verses’, first published in 1988 aroused the anger of many Muslims.It is considered an insult to the Qur’an because it includes a cartoon character inspired by the Prophet Muhammad and has been banned in many countries. A few months later, Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini issued an f.Etua wants Rushdie dead and a multi-million dollar bounty was placed on his head, forcing the perpetrator to live in hiding for years.

Rushdie, whose life returned to normal after settling in New York in 2000, was attacked last Friday by a young Lebanese-American who was arrested and charged with attempted murder. On stage during a literary conference in the town of Chautauqua, the author He was stabbed several times and was hospitalized with serious injuries.: At least he has sustained severe damage to his liver, arm, and eye, which he may have lost, but is in good condition and no longer needs help.

According to unnamed sources in the local media, the Indian writer was interviewed by police officers at the hospital and was “thoughtful”, although nothing he could say about the attack came to light.

Source: Informacion


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