From what I've been reading, he was stabbed twice, and the assailant punched him a lot.
Yes yesterday it was reported as 10-15 the story has indeed changed a bit in the meantime, for the better being punched generally has a higher survival rate then being stabbed.
It looks like he's losing an eye, but will hopefully pull through.
Yes hopefully what i read it that he is still on a ventilator so not great to say the least.
But the number of times he was stabbed is an irrelevance. Salman Rushdie is one of the greatest authors of all time and the threats he has endured throughout his life are completely unwarranted and without merit.
True, my point was more that is was obvious that his security somewhere has made an mistake, rather than the amount of times he was stabbed but that number did seem to reoccur a lot yesterday so that's why i used it.
Even if i would think all Rushdie's books/ writings etc/ are absolute unreadible nonsense i ould still hope he pulls trough because otherwise the introllerant those who want to change our western soceity's to fit their narrow minded worldview have won. Unfortunately they partly already have there are no big events anymore without large concrete blocks to prevent terrorist truck attacks, we have checkpoints to ensure people don;t smuggle weapons inside, a entry system during football matches to prevent certain groups from entering an destroying things.
All things we need to do to protect the greater good of for the majority to be able to execise and enjoy their freedom. Rushdie is part of a smaller group with certain criticisms that leads to him being an target by those intolerants, extremist and the Iranian state.