Newshub18 :Information about Rushdie’s attacker, Hadi, was revealed.
The police have already arrested a young suspect named Hadi Matar in connection with the attack on British novelist Salman Rushdie. He is a resident of New Jersey, USA. Age 24 years. Indian news media NDTV has published some information about Hadi MatarBased on monitoring of Hadi Matar’s activities on social media, the report said, this young radical is sensitive to Shia. He is also sympathetic to the principles of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
Although there was no direct link between the IRGC and Hadi Matar, investigators found photos of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani on a cellphone messaging app in Hadi Matar. Qassem Soleimani was killed in 2020.
According to the police, Hadi Matar carried out the attack alone. Authorities, however, are still awaiting permission to conduct searches on various matters. A backpack was identified at the scene. There were also electronic devices.
Hadi Matar is from Fairview, New Jersey. The authorities are also trying to know his nationality and whether he has any criminal record in the past.
Salman Rushdie was attacked on Friday around 11:00 in New York, the United States, just before his speech began on the stage of Shitokowa Institute. NDTV reports that Salman Rushdie was stabbed 10 to 15 times with a knife, according to a US news agency reporter. According to a BBC report about one of his officials, Rushdie’s body surgery has been completed. He is on ventilation. can’t speak
Salman Rushdie’s official Andrew Wylie said in a statement that Salman Rushdie may lose an eye.
Rushdie, a British national of Indian origin, has been living in the United States for 20 years. He won the Booker Prize in 1981 for his second book ‘Midnight’s Children’. However, since the publication of his fourth book ‘The Satanic Verses’ in 1988, Salman Rushdie has been receiving death threats. A year after the book was published, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a fatwa to sentence Salman Rushdie to death. Along with that, he announced a reward of 3 million (3 million) dollars as the price of his head