Salman Rushdie stabbing suspect charged with attempted murder

8/13/2022 8:39:00 PM

Rushdie stabbing suspect charged with attempted murder

Rushdie stabbing suspect charged with attempted murder

The man suspected of attacking author Salman Rushdie is remanded without bail after a court appearance.

Hadi Matar, 24, has appeared in court and has been remanded without bail, the prosecutor said.Mr Rushdie, 75, has faced years of death threats for his novel The Satanic Verses, which some Muslims see as blasphemous.There has been an outpouring of support, with the attack condemned as an assault on freedom of expression.

Mr Rushdie was stabbed at least once in the neck and in the abdomen, authorities said. He has sustained liver damage, too.He was transported to Chautauqua County Jail before facing his charges.A review of Mr Matar's social media accounts has suggested he is sympathetic to the causes of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), NBC News reported.

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Fauci and Boris have killed thousands and they are walking U don’t get justice in this world ...turns out SalmanRusdhie wrote a book, what else should a writer do for a living? Pisslam Can you please tell your 10:00 BBC1 news correspondent that his name is Sir Salman, not Sirsal Man. Makes me sick when the bbc talk about freedom of expression! Hypocrites of the highest order!

Although Sadiq Khan't is entitled to be London Mayor, there is no requirement for him to be an arse'ole too.. Living in semi-rural Bushey-Hertfordshire, practically on the proposed ULEZ boundary, I only travel southwards into Harrow where I was reared as a child and young adult🖕 All in the name of Islam?

He will be traded for an athlete to be named later And a terrorism charge as well? Prophet Muhammad said, “I disown every Muslim who settles among the mushrikeen.” So you have to wonder what the 🅵🆄🅲🅺 are doing in western countries.

Salman Rushdie Flown to Hospital After Being Stabbed on Stage in N.Y.Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked and apparently stabbed in the neck Friday by a man who rushed the stage as he was about to give a lecture in western New York security non existent It should now be called “The Will Smith Stage Attack Copycat Syndrome”; after Chris Rock its attacked Dave Chapelle, Shinzo Abe and Salman Rushdie. Yes, I saw it this morning. Simply horrible. I hope Salman Rushdie can make it through the night. Otherwise, we will have another murderer from Iran having destroyed a beacon of freedom and free speech. Religious fanaticism is a curse on all of us.

Do I still need to hate straight white males BBC, help!!!

Sir Salman Rushdie: Satanic Verses author stabbed in neck and abdomen at event in New YorkAuthor Sir Salman Rushdie has been stabbed at least once in the neck and once in the abdomen while on stage at an event in New York state Meanwhile Biden administration can’t wait to sign the deal with Iranian government and we all know whose behind these attacks in us against us citizens Should the UK adopt the 2nd amendment to prevent this type of violence Stop importing 7th Century savages

Salman Rushdie: Eyewitness describes ‘horrific’ attack on author'We thought we were going to hear Salman Rushdie talk about the importance of free speech… and instead we saw the unfolding of a vicious attack.' An eyewitness to the stabbing of Salman Rushdie describes the 'horrific' scenes to KrishGM. krishgm Jayziz krishgm Seems like we have a bit of a choice to make. Free speech and at least one of the world's 'great' religions may not be very compatible. Need to decide really quite soon just how important free speech is to us. krishgm A religion that puts an open hit contract on someone that offends them... Wow.

Salman Rushdie: Author stabbed at event in New York stateThe author Salman Rushdie is being treated in hospital after he was stabbed on stage at an event in upstate New York. siobhankennedy4 reports.

Salman Rushdie stabbed in the neck while on stage at an event in New York StateNew York State police said: “Rushdie suffered an apparent stab wound to the neck and was transported by helicopter to an area hospital. His condition is not yet known.” The religion of peace.

Why is Salman Rushdie so controversial?Rushdie's first three novels - Grimus (1975), Midnight's Children (1981) and Shame (1983) - were all met with praise but it was his fourth - The Satanic Verses - that brought criticism. It’s just a book He isn't controversial. He is hated just because he used his freedom of speech to criticise Islam. I hope he makes a speedy recovery. Perfect timing you gits.

Image source, Getty Images The man suspected of stabbing Salman Rushdie at an event in the United States on Friday has been charged with attempted murder.By Joshua Goodman / AP Updated: August 12, 2022 12:59 PM EDT | Originally published: August 12, 2022 11:35 AM EDT (CHAUTAUQUA, N.The author was seen being tended to by police..

Hadi Matar, 24, has appeared in court and has been remanded without bail, the prosecutor said. Mr Matar ran onto the stage and attacked Mr Rushdie and an interviewer at the event in western New York state.) — Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked and apparently stabbed in the neck Friday by a man who rushed the stage as he was about to give a lecture in western New York. The award-winning writer is in a critical condition. "It was very quick. Mr Rushdie, 75, has faced years of death threats for his novel The Satanic Verses, which some Muslims see as blasphemous. The 75-year-old author was pushed or fell to the floor, and the man was arrested. "This is the very early stage of what will invariably be a protracted legal process," District Attorney Jason Schmidt said in a statement.

Horrifying, ghastly: Authors condemn attack There has been an outpouring of support, with the attack condemned as an assault on freedom of expression. His condition was not immediately known. we thought he was fixing his microphone and then we saw the knife. The writer has been put on a ventilator, is unable to speak, and may lose one eye, his agent said. Police detained Mr Matar from Fairview, New Jersey, shortly after he carried out the attack at the Chautauqua Institution. Amid gasps, spectators were ushered out of the outdoor amphitheater. Mr Rushdie was stabbed at least once in the neck and in the abdomen, authorities said." Pilar Pintagro said she had been expecting more security at the event. He has sustained liver damage, too. Rushdie.

The interviewer who was with Mr Rushdie, Henry Reese, suffered a minor head injury and was taken to a local hospital. Mr Reese is the co-founder of a non-profit organisation that provides sanctuary to writers exiled under threat of persecution. He said the attack lasted about 20 seconds. Finally police arrived and pinned him down. No motive or charges have yet been confirmed by police, who have said they want to examine a backpack and electronic devices found at the centre. He was transported to Chautauqua County Jail before facing his charges. Rushdie has been a prominent spokesman for free expression and liberal causes. Media caption, Watch: Video shows the moments after author Salman Rushdie was attacked A review of Mr Matar's social media accounts has suggested he is sympathetic to the causes of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), NBC News reported. A picture circulating on social media appeared to show Sir Salman with his legs slightly raised and someone applying pressure to his abdomen.

The IRGC is a major military and political force in Iran - however, no link has been definitively established. “We can think of no comparable incident of a public violent attack on a literary writer on American soil,” CEO Suzanne Nossel said in a statement. Mr Matar was born in the US to parents who had emigrated from Lebanon, a Lebanese official told the Associated Press news agency. Two security officials were on duty at the centre at the time of the attack - one making the subsequent arrest. His 1988 book “The Satanic Verses” was viewed as blasphemous by many Muslims." Image: People ran onto the stage to help after Salman Rushdie was attacked Jeremy Genovese, 68, from Beachwood, Ohio, said he arrived at the amphitheatre as it was being evacuated and that people were"streaming out". However, some of the visitors have questioned why security was not tighter for a man with a bounty of more than $3m on his head (£2.5m). The novel was banned in Iran, where the late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a 1989 fatwa, or edict, calling for Rushdie’s death.

Members of the audience said the venue lacked basic security measures like bag checks and metal detectors. They were expected to discuss America's role as an asylum for writers and other artists in exile and as a home for freedom of creative expression. Like other people planning to attend the author's lecture, Mr Matar had obtained a pass to enter the Chautauqua Institution grounds, the group's president said. The death threats and bounty led Rushdie to go into hiding under a British government protection program, including a round-the-clock armed guard. More on this story .