On Friday, August 12, Salman Rushdie, a writer controversial among Muslims for his book The Satanic Verses, which many accuse of being blasphemous, was giving a lecture at The Chautauqua Institution in New York state when a man ran on stage and stabbed him.

Following the publication of his infamous novel in the 1990s, explosive rallies calling for Rushdie to be killed erupted across Pakistan.

So it's unsurprising that the suspect accused of stabbing Rushdie is, according to New York Post, “sympathetic to the Iranian regime and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard.” 

Rushdie is thankfully in recovery, but how long until some other mad Jihadi attacks him? 

If you support Rushdie and believe he has the right to critique Islam without being persecuted, please sign this petition.