Salman Rushdie, Knife and “time traveler”

In describing the near-fatal knife attack on him about two years ago, author Salman Rushdie has described the 24-year-old attacker as a sort of “time traveler”.  

The alleged attacker, Hadi Matar, whom Rushdie pointedly refuses to name in his latest book ‘Knife’ about that very attack and its aftermath, could have come from any time starting February 24, 1989.