Iran, Salman Rushdie’s attacker rewarded with agricultural land

Iran will reward Hadi Matar, the attacker who stabbed Salman Rushdie several times during a cultural event on August 12 in Chautauqua, New York State. As a result of the attack, the British writer of Indian origin lost the use of one eye due to the serious injuries inflicted. Tehran has decided to donate 1,000 square meters of arable land to the assailant, a 24-year-old American of Lebanese origin.

“The young American wanted to carry out the fatwa against the writer”

The news was given by Mohammad Ismail Zarei, an Iranian official who is in charge of putting into practice the fatwa against Rushdie, issued in 1989 by the then Supreme Guide of Iran Ruhollah Khomeini, which calls for the death of the British writer due to book “The Satanic Verses”, considered a blasphemy. “We sincerely thank the young American for his action aimed at completing the historic fatwa of Imam Khomeini,” Zarei said, as reported by the London-based Persian-language portal Iran International.

“Rushdie the Walking Dead”

“Although Salman Rushdie is nothing more than the walking dead, to honor his brave act, the stabber, or his legal representative, will be awarded approximately 1000 square meters of fertile and arable farmland in a special ceremony,” he said. added the Islamic Republic official. On February 7, the writer’s latest novel entitled “The City of Victory” was released. A story in which he makes us relive, in over 350 pages, the extraordinary and long life of this prophetess in 14th century India. The novel arrived in Italian bookstores for Mondadori, translated by Stefano Mogni and Sara Puggioni, six months after the ambush in New York.