Salman Rushdie’s ‘defiant sense of humour’ remains, son says – BBC News

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Author Salman Rushdie is still in a critical condition but “his usual feisty and defiant sense of humour remains intact”, his son says.

Zafar Rushdie said his father had sustained life-changing injuries, but was able to speak to his family.

Mr Rushdie, 75, was left severely injured after being stabbed on stage at an event in New York state.

He has faced years of death threats for his novel The Satanic Verses, which some Muslims see as blasphemous.

The man charged over Friday’s attack has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder.

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