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Salman Rushdie on the 2022 attack that nearly took his life, and writing his new book “Knife” [Video]

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Salman Rushdie has been a marked man for nearly half his life. In 1989 Iran’s leader Ayatollah Khomeini declared his novel, “The Satanic Verses,” blasphemous, an insult to Islam, and called for the Indian-born writer’s assassination. Rushdie went into hiding with around the clock police protection for 10 years. He eventually moved to the U.S. and thought he was safe. But in August 2022, as he was about to speak at a literary festival in Chautauqua, New York, Salman Rushdie was attacked by a Muslim man with a knife. Rushdie, who is now 76, lost his right eye, and came close to dying. He’s come to terms with the attempt on his life by writing a book about it… called, simply, “Knife”… which comes out Tuesday. This is his first television interview since the attack.

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