Salman Rushdie’s attacker charged with attempted murder and assault, sent to jail

Hadi Matar, 24, a New Jersey resident who attacked famed novelist Salman Rushdie with a knife, has been charged with attempted murder and assault. New York State Police said the Criminal Bureau of Investigation arrested Matar on Friday on charges of attempted murder and assault. Matar is sent to the Chautauqua County Jail after being taken to a police office. Eminent English-language writer Salman Rushdie was attacked during an event in New York City, USA on Friday.

Rushdie, 75, born in Mumbai and a Booker Prize winner, was about to begin his lecture at an event at the Chautauqua Institute in western New York when the accused climbed onto the stage and punched and stabbed Rushdie. Rushdie is in critical condition and has been put on life support. According to media reports, due to the knife war, one of his eyes can also be lost. At present, a team of doctors is engaged in his treatment.

Salman Rushdie’s condition serious

The New York Times (NYT) reported that the writer is on a ventilator and cannot speak, according to Rushdie’s agent, Andrew Wylie. “The news is not good,” Wylie said in a statement to the NYT. Salman is feared to have lost an eye, he has a broken arm vein and his liver is damaged.

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In 2001, Rushdie complained of too much security around him, the New York Post reported. According to this newspaper, he told reporters at the Prague Writers’ Festival, “…it makes me feel a little uncomfortable seeing a lot of security around me… I thought it was really unnecessary and kind of an excess, and certainly my This has not been done on request.

The accused sympathizes with Shia extremism

NBC News quoted a law enforcement person familiar with the matter as saying that a preliminary investigation of Matar’s social media account showed that he was sympathetic to the motives of Shia extremism and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard. . Although direct links to Matar and the Islamic Revolution have not yet been reported, law enforcement officials have found a picture of slain Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and an Iraqi extremist sympathetic to the Iranian regime on the messaging app of Matar’s cell phone. received from. Soleimani was a senior Iranian military officer who was assassinated in the year 2020.

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