Reuters, Iran’s hardline newspapers praise Salman Rushdie’s attacker, 13 Aug 2022 “Several hardline Iranian newspapers heaped praise on Saturday on the person who attacked and seriously wounded author Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” had drawn death threats from Iran since 1989.”

Martin Chulov, The Observer, Salman Rushdie attack: Iranians react with mixture of praise and concern, 13 Aug 2022 “Iran has reacted cautiously to the attack on Salman Rushdie, with some citizens offering praise for the brutal stabbing, others claiming it harmed free speech, and several senior officials claiming it was a conspiracy to damage Iran’s global image.”

Front page of Iranian state newspaper Jam-e Jam speaks for itself: چشم شیطان کور شد. “Satan’s eye has been blinded.”— Kylie Moore-Gilbert (@KMooreGilbert) August 13, 2022


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