Salman Rushdie attacker sympathised with Iran Reports

Salman Rushdie

According to media reports quoting law enforcement sources, Hadi Matar, the attacker who attacked writer Salman Rushdie, is sympathetic to the Iranian military organization and Sith extremists.

NBC News quoted a law enforcement source as saying that Matar’s social media accounts were examined and found to be sympathetic to Shia extremism and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRJC).

Matar attacked Rushdie with a knife during an interview at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York on August 13.

He was taken by helicopter to the hospital, where he was put on a ventilator. He underwent surgery on his neck, liver, hands and eyes.

The Indian-origin author’s son, Zafar Rushdie, said in a statement: “My father is undergoing treatment after Friday’s attack. He was taken off ventilator and extra oxygen yesterday, he was taken off ventilators and extra oxygen, the Daily Mail reported on Sunday,” the Daily Mail reported on Sunday. Can’t even speak a few words.”

ABC News reported that Matar’s phone received pictures of Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the leader of the pro-Iraq Iranian militia movement who was also killed in a 2020 drone strike.

In 1988, Iran’s religious leader Ayatollah Khamenei issued a fatwa against Salman Rushdie for his novel ‘The Satanic Verses’ on Muslim traditions. The attack is being linked to that.

However, an Iranian diplomat said, “We have nothing to do with this attack.”

Rushdie was born in the year 1947 of Indian independence in Mumbai. He studied history at the University of Cambridge in the UK.

He was awarded the ‘Booker Prize’ in 1981 and ‘Best of the Bookers’ in 1983 for the novel ‘Midnight’s Children’.

Rushdie made his debut as a writer in 1975 with his first novel, Grimus.

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