Salman Rushdie’s Attacker Hadi Matar Says He’s Surprised Author Survived Stabbing

Published:Nov 25, 202312:05
Salman Rushdie’s Attacker Hadi Matar Says He’s Surprised Author Survived Stabbing

New York, Aug 18: The person who stabbed Salman Rushdie on stage at an occasion in New York has mentioned he was "surprised" to study that the famend Indian-born writer was alive following the assault. Hadi Matar, 24, mentioned Rushdie, 75, was "someone who attacked Islam" however didn't affirm that his actions have been pushed by a fatwa issued by Iran within the Nineteen Eighties, stories dpa news company. Matar pleaded not responsible by means of his lawyer to prices stemming from the assault and is at present being held at Chautauqua County Jail, in New York state. He is because of seem in court docket once more on Friday. Talking to the New York Put up in a video interview from jail, he mentioned: "When I heard he survived, I was surprised, I guess." Salman Rushdie Assault: Iran Rejects Involvement in Assault on the Indian-Born Author in US. Matar mentioned he had initially deliberate to go to the occasion on the Chautauqua Establishment after seeing a tweet asserting Rushdie's look. "I don't like the person. I don't think he's a very good person. I don't like him very much. He's someone who attacked Islam, he attacked their beliefs, the belief systems." Rushdie revealed his well-known novel "The Satanic Verses" in 1988, which resulted in then Iranian Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issuing a fatwa, or edict, calling for his dying in 1989. However Matar instructed the New York Put up he had solely learn "a couple of pages" of the e-book and didn't say whether or not the fatwa had impressed him. "I respect the Ayatollah. I think he's a great person. That's as far as I will say about that," he mentioned. It comes because the moderator of the occasion mentioned his concern is for the author "himself, but also what he means in the world". Regardless of his "life-changing" accidents, the novelist has retained his "usual feisty and defiant sense of humour", his household has mentioned. The writer suffered a broken liver in addition to severed nerves in an arm and an eye fixed, however was taken off a ventilator on August 13. (The above story first appeared on SociallyTrend on Aug 18, 2022 01:52 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports activities, entertainment and life-style, go surfing to our web site

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