The Rushdie affair & us (2)

Salman Rushdie has been severely wounded, but his physical condition is reportedly improving. He was wounded on American soil by a fanatic seeking to effectuate Ayatollah Khomeni’s fatwa. Rushdie may lose an eye, but he won’t be as blind as the Biden White House. The Biden administration refuses to acknowledge the evil reality of the regime they are treating with in Vienna. Jonathan Schanzer focuses on the evil reality in his excellent column.

Ruthie Blum widens the focus to take in questions of foreign policy toward Iran in “The satanic stabbing.” She observes that President Biden “didn’t even dare to mention the Islamic decree—or terrorism—in his public statement.”

It is a humiliating and appalling abomination that this attack occurred on American soil. It is a humiliating and appalling abomination that the Biden administration cannot acknowledge the reality of Iran’s continuing war on the West. It is a humiliating and appalling abomination that the administration continues its efforts to enrich the regime in connection with another absurd deal.

Taking his sweet time to think it over, Secretary Blinken posted a statement on the stabbing yesterday. He went this far: “Iranian state institutions have incited violence against Rushdie for generations, and state-affiliated media recently gloated about the attempt on his life. This is despicable.”

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