Salman Rushdie suspect denies attempted murder - as video shows chaos after attack

8/13/2022 10:18:00 PM

Suspect Hadi Matar has denied attempted second degree murder and assault. Sir Salman Rushdie remains on a ventilator and could lose an eye after the stabbing attack.

BREAKING: Hadi Matar, the suspect in the stabbing attack on Sir Salman Rushdie, has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder. Read more: 📺 Sky 501, Virgin 602, Freeview 233 and YouTube

Suspect Hadi Matar has denied attempted second degree murder and assault. Sir Salman Rushdie remains on a ventilator and could lose an eye after the stabbing attack.

"The individual responsible for the attack, Hadi Matar, has now been formally charged with attempted murder in the second degree and assault in the second degree," Chautauqua County District Attorney Jason Schmidt said.FBI officials went to his last listed address, in Fairview, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan on Friday evening, NBC New York said.

'Relatively normal' lifeJust two weeks before the attack, Sir Salman said that after years of living in hiding and death threats his life was nowSpeaking to the German magazine Stern, he called himself an optimist, saying that when it concerns his own life:"I prefer to look ahead."

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2nd Degree? How is it not premeditated? He just popped along to the even and suddenly had an urge to murder? 🍾 Muslims are kind & loving ❤️ peoples than others in whole world, but when some body will trying to hurt them with insulting their Prophet of God (Allah), which is very painfull to those whole love Muhammad SAW (last prophet) more than their children. Go rserch and become a muslim

Look at him...says it all!! So what would he call this . Having fun .Islamist’s need to know we don’t care about their crazy religion. They can stick it. Keep it in your own countries and live with it All because of someone’s complete belief in a magical book, islamists are insane. Skip the hearing and straight to prison.

It's almost as if there's some common denominator in what ails us, but whatever could it be? Ahh the good old religion of peace Believes in Covid. NOT GUILTY. This is a no mark piece of scum without an original thought between his ears.

Salman Rushdie's alleged attacker charged with attempted murder but denies itSalman Rushdie's alleged attacker charged with attempted murder but denies it. Waiting for the attacker to get the get out clause diagnosis of “mentally disturbed” A price of $3 million for anyone who killed him is not much use if he survives & his attacker is behind bars. Will the death penalty be enacted if Salman dies. Feel sorry for his 2 children.

Got to have the death penalty 😡😡 The motive is his religion of intolerance motive unknown.....🙄 Not guilty ? Who assaulted SalmanRusdhie the holy spirit ? Islam IS free from those bunch of delusional weirdos NotInMyName So sad.

Salman Rushdie's alleged attacker charged with attempted murderBREAKING: The man accused of brutally attacking Salman Rushdie has been charged with attempted murder. New York state police have named the suspected knifeman as Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey.

Suspect in Salman Rushdie attack charged with attempted second degree murderBREAKING: The suspect in the stabbing attack on Sir Salman Rushdie has been charged with attempted second degree murder, US officials have said. Read more: 📺 Sky 501, Virgin 602, Freeview 233 and YouTube Sir Salman Rushdie gets attacked for freedom of speech. Would not surprise me if there's a riot because the police have been heavy handed with the suspect. SAD BUT TRUE 'The motive not known!' You will be questioning this of course! 'No' I hear you say? I think we all know what the motive was 🙄

Salman Rushdie stabbing suspect charged with attempted murderThe man suspected of attacking author Salman Rushdie is remanded without bail after a court appearance. Do I still need to hate straight white males BBC, help!!! Prophet Muhammad said, “I disown every Muslim who settles among the mushrikeen.” So you have to wonder what the 🅵🆄🅲🅺 are doing in western countries. And a terrorism charge as well?

Salman Rushdie's alleged attacker charged with attempted murder but denies itSalman Rushdie's alleged attacker charged with attempted murder but denies it. Waiting for the attacker to get the get out clause diagnosis of “mentally disturbed” A price of $3 million for anyone who killed him is not much use if he survives & his attacker is behind bars. Will the death penalty be enacted if Salman dies. Feel sorry for his 2 children.

Man suspected of stabbing Sir Salman Rushdie is charged with attempted murderHe is being remanded in custody without bail

Moderator Henry Reese suffered a minor head injury after also being attacked, officers said.The man accused of brutally attacking Sir Salman Rushdie has been charged with attempted murder.The man accused of brutally attacking Sir Salman Rushdie has been charged with attempted murder.Police have identified the alleged attacker as 24-year-old Hadi Matar from Fairview, New Jersey.

Suspect acted alone The motive for the assault is not yet known, but police believe the suspect was acting alone. "The individual responsible for the attack, Hadi Matar, has now been formally charged with attempted murder in the second degree and assault in the second degree," Chautauqua County District Attorney Jason Schmidt said. He was taken into custody following the incident and entered a not guilty plea at a New York court today. Both state and federal authorities are looking at whether any additional charges should be added, he said. Ali Tehfe, mayor of Yaroun in the south of Lebanon, said that the suspect was the son of a man from the town. According to NBC News, which cited a law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the investigation, a preliminary review of Matar's social media showed he had sympathies for Shia extremism and Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The suspect’s parents emigrated to the United States and he was born and raised there, the mayor added. FBI officials went to his last listed address, in Fairview, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan on Friday evening, NBC New York said.

Image: Police blocked the area around the home of Hadi Matar in Fairview, New Jersey, on Friday. The Lebanese organisation, which has links to terrorist groups, told Reuters it had no involvement or contact with the suspect. The Lebanese organisation, which has links to terrorist groups, told Reuters it had no involvement or contact with the suspect. Pic: AP 'Relatively normal' life Sir Salman was forced into hiding for years and received death threats after the publication in 1988 of his book The Satanic Verses, viewed by some Muslims as containing blasphemous passages. A fatwa, or religious edict, calling on Muslims to kill him was pronounced by Ayatollah Khomeini, the Iranian leader, a year later. Hadi Matar is said to have obtained a pass to attend the literary festival where the attack happened The FBI raided the alleged knifeman’s home last night (Picture: Anadolu) The British writer was born in India and is widely considered one of the best author’s of his generation (Picture: AFP) Andrew Wylie, his book agent, said in a written statement: ‘The news is not good. Just two weeks before the attack, Sir Salman said that after years of living in hiding and death threats his life was now "relatively normal" . He has required police protection since 1989 when the Iranian ayatollah issued a fatwa instructing his followers to kill him after the release of his novel The Satanic Verses. Speaking to the German magazine Stern, he called himself an optimist, saying that when it concerns his own life:"I prefer to look ahead.’ He has required police protection since 1989 when the Iranian ayatollah issued a fatwa instructing his followers to kill him after the release of his novel The Satanic Verses.

" Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 0:21 Rushdie in 2017: Threats 'pretty much' over Sir Salman was being introduced to the audience before giving a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in New York state when a man stormed the stage and stabbed or punched him 10 to 15 times, according to witnesses. The author was taken to hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, by helicopter. He added: ‘Right now my thoughts are with his loved ones. He was going to give a talk on freedom of expression and the United States as a safe haven for writers. Sir Salman lives in New York City and became a US citizen in 2016.’ Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer said: ‘Salman Rushdie has long embodied the struggle for liberty and freedom against those who seek to destroy them. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 0:45 Rushdie airlifted after being stabbed.

'A thousand bravos' The attack shocked and horrified fellow writers and world leaders, who spoke of Sir Salman as a symbol of free speech. The whole Labour Party is praying for his full recovery. In Iran there has been no official comment from the regime - but several hardline Iranian newspapers praised the attack. "A thousand bravos...

to the brave and dutiful person who attacked the apostate and evil Salman Rushdie in New York," the Kayhan newspaper said. "The hand of the man who tore the neck of God's enemy must be kissed." Another publication, the Khorasan daily, carried the headline:"Satan on the way to hell". Related Topics .