LIFENDAY BREAKING NEWS.
BREAKING: New York State Police identified the suspect who attacked Salman #Rushdie as Hadi Matar, 24, from Fairview, New Jersey.
Author Salman Rushdie’s alleged attacker has been identified as 24-year-old Hadi Matar, officials say. Rushdie was stabbed “at least once in the neck and at least once in the abdomen.”
law enforcement official told ABC News he is currently in New York State Police custody while Rushdie is hospitalized.
What Happened ?
The Booker Prize winner, 75, was speaking at an event at the Chautauqua Institution at the time. New York State Police said a man ran up onto the stage and attacked Mr Rushdie and an interviewer. Police detained a suspect named as Hadi Matar, 24, from Fairview, New Jersey.
Police have identified Salman Rushdie’s attacker as Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey. State Police Maj. Eugene Staniszewski said the motive for the stabbing was unclear.
— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) August 12, 2022
Who is Hadi Matar ?
Salman Rushdie’s attacker was 24-year-old Hadi Matar from New Jersey who had major sympathies with the Islamist nutcases who run Iran. It was Iran’s Ayotollah Khomeini who ordered the fatwa on Rushdie 33 years ago.
The New York police have identified the attacker as a 24-year-old man named Hadi Matar, and is believed to be a strong sympathiser of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
LinkedIn tells me he is probably of Lebanon heritage. He drove from New Jersey to Chautauqua New York State on the Canadian border.
From his purported social media profiles, posts, flags, a few things seem connected: Iran, Lebanon, Palestine, Ayatollah, Shia…which could add up to…Hezbollah. Not many more details right now.
— Saman Arbabi (@SamanArbabi) August 12, 2022
• Hadi Matar
• 24 ans
• Nationalité : libanaise
• Affiliation : Groupe Hezbollah pic.twitter.com/3ptlNf8LHr
— lamine (@LamineKingbird) August 12, 2022
Comments and Reactions.
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Mario Hernandez wrote
Was it the follower of the desert Prophet from the mid-east? Was it a Christian Nationist, A Muslim extremist, or zionist. You know I get my religions confused.
I assume your avatar is meant to be ironic. John Brown was a religious extremist.
Hadi Matar is a White guy? Also, which ethnic group is attacking Asians?
Billy Bolton wrote
Rushdie needs better security. Strangers should not be able to get that close to him. There is still a bounty on his head.
Elizabeth Shaw, Ph.D. wrote
This makes me sick to my stomach. Rushdie is one of the greatest modern writers. Satanic Verses is a masterpiece. It is not offensive to anyone. I hope he survives.
Lewie Magarshack wrote
You don’t get to decide what offends people. But offended people have no right to do that.
Brad Fisher wrote
Send him back to Syria or wherever he came from. Allah needs his services there, not in d free world!
Simon Winterburn wrote
Looks like the cops the the FBI missed preventing this crime. What precisely are we giving the cops all this money for?
Hank F Kissenger wrote
It’s a bit ridiculous how insecure millions of people are about their own religion
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