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Controversial writer Salman Rushdie is fighting death after being attacked on stage in New York.
An assailant ran from the audience onto the stage and attacked him with a knife.
He was taken into custody by the police after others present at the scene restrained him.
According to the report of The Guardian, the attacker, Hadi Matar, is a resident of New Jersey.
He is 24 years old. No charges have yet been filed against the assailant, who is in police custody.
- After observing Rushdie’s physical condition, it is said that legal process will be taken forward in this regard.
- An examination of Hadi Matar’s social media accounts initially revealed that he
- was sympathetic to “Shia extremism” and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
- No direct link between Hadi Matar and IRGC was found. However, members of the security forces found photos of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani,
- who was killed in a US drone strike in 2020, on his phone.
- At an event at the Shatka Institute in New York, Hadi Mata ran onto the stage moments after Salman Rushdie began his speech.
- In addition to Salman Rushdie, interviewer Henry Racy was injured in his attack there. However, the injuries found on the head of Resi are not serious.
- Police believe Hadi Matar alone did this incident. However, authorities have seized backpacks and electronics from the spot.
- Hadi Matar lives in Fairview, New Jersey.
Authorities have started looking into his nationality and whether he has any criminal record
Salman Rushdie was airlifted to a hospital in Pennsylvania after being seriously injured in Friday’s attack.
His surgery was completed there.
In a later statement, Salman Rushdie’s agent said the Indian-born author may lose one of his eyes.
He also said that he was stabbed in the neck and stomach.
Indian-origin novelist Salman Rushdie rose to fame in 1981 with his novel ‘Midnight’s Children’.
The book sold more than 1 million copies in the UK alone.
The author has received death threats for years since writing The Satanic Verses in 1988.
The Satanic Verses is Rushdie’s fourth novel. Rushdie had to stay in hiding for 9 years to write this book.