Front pages of the August 13 editions of Iranian newspapers Vatan-e Emrooz, front, with the headline in Farsi: ‘Knife in the neck of Salman Rushdie,’ and Hamshahri, rear, with the title: ‘Attack on writer of Satanic Verses’ in Tehran, Iran on Saturday. Photo: AP
Front pages of the August 13 editions of Iranian newspapers Vatan-e Emrooz, front, with the headline in Farsi: ‘Knife in the neck of Salman Rushdie,’ and Hamshahri, rear, with the title: ‘Attack on writer of Satanic Verses’ in Tehran, Iran on Saturday. Photo: AP
Middle East

In Iran, backers of Salman Rushdie attack speak out

  • ‘May God curse Salman Rushdie. Imam Khomeini sentenced him to death in a fatwa. He had been in hiding for years,’ said one Iranian man
  • The author, who spent years in hiding after an Iranian fatwa ordered his killing, was on a ventilator in hospital after an attack at a US literary event on Friday

Front pages of the August 13 editions of Iranian newspapers Vatan-e Emrooz, front, with the headline in Farsi: ‘Knife in the neck of Salman Rushdie,’ and Hamshahri, rear, with the title: ‘Attack on writer of Satanic Verses’ in Tehran, Iran on Saturday. Photo: AP
Front pages of the August 13 editions of Iranian newspapers Vatan-e Emrooz, front, with the headline in Farsi: ‘Knife in the neck of Salman Rushdie,’ and Hamshahri, rear, with the title: ‘Attack on writer of Satanic Verses’ in Tehran, Iran on Saturday. Photo: AP
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