Deadly attack on Sir Salman Rushdie and the spread of Islamic fundamentalism in South Asia.

BEHEADING IS THE ONLY PUNISHMENT FOR THOSE WHO INSULT PROPHET MUHAMMAD” Rushdie’s writings feature South Asia’s Islamic fanaticism. What similarities and future threats are there in the present-day mortal attack on Rushdie and the slogans of splitting up in South Asia???

A couple of weeks ago the famous Novelist, Sir Salman Rushdie, was attacked by an Islamic fanatic who tried to kill him.

According to the New York State Police, around 11 a.m. at the  Chautauqua Institution, in Chautauqua New York . A Muslim youth ran up to the stage and attacked Salman Rushdie with a knife.

The Muslim youth stabbed Salman Rushdie several times with a knife. Rushdie collapsed right there on the stage. He was immediately sent to the hospital. Doctors there said that Rushdie was completely covered in blood after the attack. According to media reports, Rushdie is seriously injured and is undergoing treatment. Doctors have performed surgery on him. According to the information, his health has already improved quite a lot and is gradually getting better, he has now been removed from the ventilator.

The attacker is 24 years old and has been identified. His name is Hadi Matar.


Salman Rushdie is an Indian-born British-American novelist. Known for his provocative writings on medieval thought and ideology of Islam. His novel, written in the early days, describes the stifling social environment of the converted Muslims of South Asia.

Note:- I consider Rushdie’s book “Shame” written upon the Muslims of South Asia to be equivalent to “Among The Believers” by V.S Naipaul. Both books depict the medieval behavior of the converted Muslims of South Asia. While Naipaul speaks very clearly in his writings, Rushdie attacks Islamic beliefs with the help of satire and imagery. How the seeds of Islamic terrorism were being planted in South Asia, which currently exports Islamic terrorism to the entire world, have been very well portrayed by both the authors.



The attacker attacked Rushdie with the intention of slitting his throat.

  1. The attacker considers Rushdie to be an ENEMY OF ISLAM According to him, Rushdie is accused of blasphemy and such a person has no right to live according to Islamic law. Salman Rushdie has been a target of Islamic fundamentalists ever since the publication of his book “Satanic Verses”. In 1989, Iran’s religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against Rushdie, calling the book “Satanic Verses” an insult to Islam. On February 14, 1989, the fatwa to kill Rushdie was officially announced on Radio Tehran by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini saying that the book was “blasphemous against Islam”.


The decree issued on any issue related to Islam on the basis of Quran and Hadith is a fatwa.

According to media reports, Hadi Matar was not under the influence of the fatwa.
So was he making an easy way to enter Paradise by killing a GUSTAKH E NABI. GUSTAKH E NABI KI EK SAJA SIR TAN SE JUDA. Beheading is the only punishment for those who insult Prophet Muhammad.’ 

But take not friends

From their ranks Until they flee

In the way of God (From what is forbidden). And (in any case) take No friends or helpers

But if they turn renegades, Seize them and slay them Wherever you find them;

From their ranks…..

(Quran, 4.89)

The attack on Salman Rushdie is not just an attack on a human being. It is an attempt to suppress a strong and loud voice against fundamentalism. The concept of modern world is not only from modern electronic devices, ideas like democracy, coexistence, space for opposing views, multiculturalism are the foundation of the modern world. If any person rejects or attacks these ideas of modern times, then his medieval thinking is a threat not only to the present but also to the future.

So, how will the attack on Rushdie, who raised his voice against Islamic fundamentalism in South Asia, affect the countries in South Asia?

“There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is the prophet of Allah.’ Such is the cry which electrifies 250 millions of the inhabitants of this globe. Such is the cry which thrills them so that they are ready to go forward and fight for their religion, and consider it a short road to Paradise to kill Christians and Hindus and unbelievers. Dr Theodore Pennell Missionary Doctor at Bannu , Among the wild tribes of the afghan frontier 1909



This attack will have far-reaching consequences in the converted Muslim-majority countries of South Asia. Like mushrooms, Islamic seminaries spread across South Asia will leave no stone unturned to justify the attack on Salman Rushdie.

The attack on Salman Rushdie is being promoted as an Islamic victory and this propaganda will continue. With the help of Hadi Matar’s jihadi image, youth will be inspired for jihad.

Describing any Islamic terrorism act in the world as jihad, giving martyr status to jihadis is an old custom of madarasas of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh. Presently these madarasas are engaged in the production of human bombs day and night like a sucide bomb factory.

Any kind of question mark on the beliefs of Islam falls under blasphemy.

Beheading the person who put the question mark is a holy act like worshiping God for Muslims. Medieval Islamic beliefs, such as the beheading of a non-religious person, a blasphemer, are rapidly spreading across South Asia again. Incidents of beheading are happening not only in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, but also in the Hindu-majority country of India, dozens of people have been beheaded by Islamic extremists in just the past few months.

Nowadays, whether it is a virus, or ideology, it cannot be limited in one scope. 9/11 is the best example of this. The revival of the Islamic practice of cutting throat in South Asia is a warning bell for the whole world. The goal of Islamic fundamentalists is very clear. The killing of any non-religious person remains a guarantee of paradise.

At the same time, countries who believe in the democratic values ​​of the world have so far been unsuccessful in even deciding the definition of terrorism. It seems impossible to defeat Islamic terrorism without all the democratic countries of the world coming and together.

Author: nitinsingh

Postgraduate in International relations. Experience in writing in various journals, from BBC WORLD NEWS SERVICE to India's one of the oldest hindi daily. I like to write on international relations, religion, religious conflict. Social media has bridged the distance between writing and reading. Now writing is not just the expression of one's own thought, but also knowing the expression of people on various subject.

2 thoughts on “Deadly attack on Sir Salman Rushdie and the spread of Islamic fundamentalism in South Asia.”

  1. Nice article on the ‘ Deadly attack on Sir Salman Rusdie ‘. Fanaticism of any kind/type is a dangerous symptom for any democratic outfit . But it is also a historical fact/reality that the grave of such religious fundamentalism is dug from within . Tengrism was the religion of the mighty Chengiz Khan , can you find anywhere any trace of this religion Now-a-days ? Answer to this question is big ‘No’. Similarly, many religion of the past with extreme ideas vanished away automatically , even history about most of them could not be traced out. Thanks !

    1. You are right, but any kind of bigotry sacrifices many people before it ends, I agree with you that in the history of thousands of years of mankind, such extremism has proved unsuccessful in leaving its mark for a long time. .

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