Author Salman Rushdie Stabbed In New York

Salman Rushdie, an Indian-born novelist who lived in hiding for years after Iran called on Muslims to murder him because of his writing

stabbed in the neck and torso onstage at a lecture in New York state on Friday, according to police.

After several hours of surgery, Rushdie was left speechless and on a ventilator on Friday night following an attack that was denounced

politicians throughout the world as an attack on the right to free speech. His book agent, Andrew Wylie,