The world is turning violent day by day. And another life-threatening terrorist attack has sent shocking waves throughout the world. Famous novelist Salman Rushdie was stabbed on Friday before a lecture in western New York. Rushdie has long faced death threats from extremists.
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Salman Rushdie attacked in broad daylight.
According to the New York State Police and a witness, Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who Iran ordered dead in 1989 because of his writing, was attacked on stage at an event in New York and appeared to have been stabbed in the neck.
An eyewitness reported that while people introduced Rushdie giving a speech on artistic freedom at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York state, a guy rushed to the stage and attacked Rushdie.
The endocrinologist Rita Landman entered the stage from the audience to provide help. The 75-year-old author, according to the woman, had “several stab wounds, including one to the right side of his neck, and that there was a puddle of blood under his corpse.” Nevertheless, she reportedly told the newspaper that he didn’t appear dead and wasn’t undergoing CPR.
The man attacked Rushdie, who then collapsed to the ground. A small number of people then gathered around him, holding up his legs to appear to increase the flow of blood to his upper body.
The author stabbed at least once in the neck and abdomen. As the major talked, he was “still undergoing surgery” in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Salman Rushdie is well known for his book “The Satanic Verses,” which some Muslims believe to be blasphemous and banned in Iran.
On February 14, 1989, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran’s supreme religious figure, issued a fatwa, or religious decree, on Rushdie, urging Muslims to execute him for alleged blasphemy against Islam in his fourth book, The Satanic Verses. After Khomeini’s fatwa, people forced him to live secretly and under police surveillance for several years.
The attacker apprehended.
The local authorities successfully arrested the culprit of the assassination attempt on Salman Rushdie. Police said a state trooper apprehended the attacker on duty at the scene. A man attacked the 75-year-old author on stage at the Chautauqua Institution, located about 70 miles south of Buffalo. The police identified the culprit as Hadi Matar.
According to his lawyer, the guy suspected of stabbing renowned author Salman Rushdie in western New York on Friday pleaded not guilty to attempted second-degree murder and other charges on Saturday.
Similarly, At a speaking engagement on Friday, investigators said Hadi Matar, 24, stabbed Rushdie. Whose contentious writing has drawn death threats?
The second-degree charge against Matar, a resident of New Jersey, is assault with a deadly weapon that intends to cause serious bodily harm. Nate Barone, Matar’s public lawyer, said that Matar entered a not guilty plea. Despite disclosing the details of those chats, the lawyer claimed that Matar has been “extremely forthcoming” and transparent in his communication.
Likewise, people detained him at the Chautauqua County Jail after his request for bail was denied.
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