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(BBC-US)   According to his agent, Salman Rushdie is on a ventilator and unable to speak. Thoughts and ummm... thoughts   (bbc.com) divider line
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2022-08-12 8:56:14 PM  
I LOL'ed, subby.

Having said that, it sucks that a jihadist finally got to him. Especially one that wasn't even alive when The Satanic Verses was published.
 
2022-08-12 9:09:08 PM  
Fark those assholes.  Fark your evil religious and/or political beliefs if they make you want to physically harm people.  Rushdie's words weren't violence; violence is violence.  I'm not the kind to wish violence on anyone, but I'm struggling with this suspect at the moment.

He was attacked on stage, and is now on a ventilator and unable to speak, Andrew Wylie said in a statement, adding that the author will lose one eye.

Several religions have a specific penalty for that.  It ain't 72 virgins.

Rushdie's work is incredible, large-hearted, humanistic and unkillable.  The douchebag who stabbed him was a loser, and will never be anything else.
 
2022-08-12 10:21:50 PM  

Naido: Fark those assholes.  Fark your evil religious and/or political beliefs if they make you want to physically harm people.  Rushdie's words weren't violence; violence is violence.  I'm not the kind to wish violence on anyone, but I'm struggling with this suspect at the moment.

He was attacked on stage, and is now on a ventilator and unable to speak, Andrew Wylie said in a statement, adding that the author will lose one eye.

Several religions have a specific penalty for that.  It ain't 72 virgins.

Rushdie's work is incredible, large-hearted, humanistic and unkillable.  The douchebag who stabbed him was a loser, and will never be anything else.


On top of that, Khomeini annulled the fatwa back in 1998, so this guy won't even get the reward money.
 
2022-08-12 10:23:16 PM  
That sucks.  I hope he doesn't cark it.  He's a fine prose stylist and cheerfully writes about whatever sensitive geopolitical topics he wants to.
 
Juc [TotalFark]
2022-08-12 10:23:38 PM  
eh the prayers would do him about the same amount of good as they do anybody else.
 
2022-08-12 10:24:27 PM  
Fortunately he was born on a Thursday, so he shouldn't be dead by Saturday and buried by Sunday.
 
2022-08-12 10:24:31 PM  
Burn in hell
 
2022-08-12 10:26:42 PM  

RolfBlitzer: Burn in hell


I know Grimus was bad but you need to relax
 
2022-08-12 10:27:10 PM  
On top of that, Khomeini annulled the fatwa back in 1998, so this guy won't even get the reward money.

That may be fine but I still change the channel every time SiriusXM plays Yusuf Islam (alias "Peace Train" Stevens):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_Stevens%27_comments_about_Salman_Rushdie
 
2022-08-12 10:27:56 PM  

ox45tallboy: On top of that, Khomeini annulled the fatwa back in 1998, so this guy won't even get the reward money.


From TFA:

The bounty over Mr Rushdie's head remains active, and although Iran's government has distanced itself from Khomeini's decree, a quasi-official Iranian religious foundation added a further $500,000 to the reward in 2012.
 
2022-08-12 10:31:24 PM  
F*ck.  Great writer, hope he recovers.
 
2022-08-12 10:32:03 PM  

RolfBlitzer: Burn in hell


whoa, they let perps Fark from holding?
 
2022-08-12 10:33:07 PM  
This is farking horrible. It's disgusting that this happened. I have no words.
 
2022-08-12 10:33:11 PM  

thealgorerhythm: RolfBlitzer: Burn in hell

whoa, they let perps Fark from holding?


Eh, whatever
 
2022-08-12 10:33:51 PM  
Muhammad was a scam artist who got trained by drunk Christian
 
2022-08-12 10:34:46 PM  

RolfBlitzer: Burn in hell


You will be there soon enough
 
2022-08-12 10:36:32 PM  
What's worse writing a book or stabbing someone?
 
2022-08-12 10:36:57 PM  

Omnivorous: On top of that, Khomeini annulled the fatwa back in 1998, so this guy won't even get the reward money.

That may be fine but I still change the channel every time SiriusXM plays Yusuf Islam (alias "Peace Train" Stevens):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_Stevens%27_comments_about_Salman_Rushdie


Well that's the price you pay for listening to a radio station that would play Cat Stevens in the first place.
 
2022-08-12 10:37:22 PM  
May he love a long time in the state pen with meth dealers and born again Christians.
 
2022-08-12 10:37:26 PM  

RolfBlitzer: Burn in hell


What a silly, nonexistent thing to wish for.
Set your sights higher -you are wallowing in filth.
 
2022-08-12 10:37:35 PM  
Goddammitsomuch.

The man writes beautifully.

Midnight's Children is one of the best works of historical fiction I've ever read.
 
2022-08-12 10:37:51 PM  
I'm probably going to burn in hell for posting this, but it IS one of my favourite DAAS songs...

DAAS: The Big Gig - (You Could Be) Salman Rushdie
Youtube 5fsaSNH3zgo
 
2022-08-12 10:38:23 PM  

RolfBlitzer: What's worse writing a book or stabbing someone?


delineate your burn in hell attack better
 
2022-08-12 10:39:17 PM  

watching the trump puddle dry: RolfBlitzer: What's worse writing a book or stabbing someone?

delineate your burn in hell attack better


Yeah, whoops. I guess I assumed people would know...
 
2022-08-12 10:41:07 PM  
I occasionally think the entire Council of Nicea could have succumbed to stabbing with no adverse effect.
 
2022-08-12 10:41:21 PM  
Let this be a lesson to never write or speak ill of any religion even as crazy as they all are.

/oh oh
/now I'm in trouble
 
2022-08-12 10:42:35 PM  
Are we certain that this agent person knows the difference between a ventilator and a trachea tube?
 
2022-08-12 10:46:10 PM  

heymonkees: ox45tallboy: On top of that, Khomeini annulled the fatwa back in 1998, so this guy won't even get the reward money.

From TFA:

The bounty over Mr Rushdie's head remains active, and although Iran's government has distanced itself from Khomeini's decree, a quasi-official Iranian religious foundation added a further $500,000 to the reward in 2012.


This is Fark, we don't read articles.
 
2022-08-12 10:46:58 PM  

RolfBlitzer: What's worse writing a book or stabbing someone?


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2022-08-12 10:48:17 PM  
Damn! I've seen him a few times in the City, and when he visited our local university to sign a book or two. Seemed like an affable cove. Why would anyone want to harm him.
It really is time to get rid of all religion. This is one of the few times when all sides are bad.
 
2022-08-12 10:49:28 PM  
The Satanic Verses is a great book. Seriously.

Treat yourself.
 
2022-08-12 10:50:07 PM  
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2022-08-12 10:50:32 PM  
Sword - 1, Pen - 0
 
2022-08-12 10:51:46 PM  

Tillmaster: It really is time to get rid of all religion.


The problem is that people are prone to the sort of thoughts and actions that form religions -- what do you do about that?
 
2022-08-12 10:53:05 PM  

RolfBlitzer: What's worse writing a book or stabbing someone?


Difficulty: Dan Brown
 
2022-08-12 10:53:45 PM  

Inchoate: Tillmaster: It really is time to get rid of all religion.

The problem is that people are prone to the sort of thoughts and actions that form religions -- what do you do about that?


Educating tolerance as opposed to ha... Eh, who am I kidding.
 
2022-08-12 10:54:29 PM  
I saw a TV news report today where the cops were slapping each other on the back about how they quickly subdued the attacker.  Meanwhile I read online where witnesses said the attacker was subdued by people who were on the stage with Rushdie and the cop only ran up on stage after the attacker was on the floor.  Well, I guess the important thing is that all the cops went home safe tonight.
 
2022-08-12 10:54:59 PM  

ox45tallboy: This is Fark, we don't read articles.



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2022-08-12 10:56:42 PM  

Adam64: Sword - 1, Pen - 0


It's "the penis mightier"; Rushdie has maintained a raging erection throughout this ordeal.
 
2022-08-12 10:56:51 PM  
It would be remarkable if he could speak while on a ventilator. I hope he recovers fully and quickly.
 
2022-08-12 10:58:13 PM  

WhippingBoi: This is farking horrible. It's disgusting that this happened. I have no words.


Seems like you had twelve and a half of them.
 
2022-08-12 11:02:30 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Are we certain that this agent person knows the difference between a ventilator and a trachea tube?


They're doing their best, Salman is probably the most famous writer in the World over the past 30 years, definitely not a job you want right now
 
2022-08-12 11:04:37 PM  

RolfBlitzer: What's worse writing a book or stabbing someone?


Depends on the book. Stabbing someone is far more humane than making them read Atlas Shrugged.
 
2022-08-12 11:05:32 PM  

Adam64: Sword - 1, Pen - 0


That's the first intermission of sabres game
 
2022-08-12 11:05:54 PM  

Dear Jerk: WhippingBoi: This is farking horrible. It's disgusting that this happened. I have no words.

Seems like you had twelve and a half of them.


Your math sucks.
 
2022-08-12 11:06:00 PM  
He's on the night stand here this evening
 
2022-08-12 11:10:36 PM  

Iniamyen: watching the trump puddle dry: Iniamyen: Religion of peace, folks.

Right because the Spanish inquisition was just a quest for knowledge

Whataboutism


Why bother - they're both the same f**king superstition anyway. They just give them different names.
 
2022-08-12 11:10:57 PM  
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Wu Tang preached about protecting ya neck. Salman let his guard drip low.
Be well, Salman
 
2022-08-12 11:12:56 PM  

Rage Against the Thorazine: RolfBlitzer: What's worse writing a book or stabbing someone?

Depends on the book. Stabbing someone is far more humane than making them read Atlas Shrugged.


How about if it was being stabbed with a really short knife vs. reading Atlas Shrugged minus the Radio Speech?
We can negotiate this, right?
 
2022-08-12 11:15:47 PM  
God dammitt so farking much.

Really hoping he recovers.  This is such bullsh*t.
 
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