Hadi Matar

Salman Rushdie attack was unjustifiable, says former Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Salman Rushdie, the author, was stabbed by a 24-year-old New Jersey resident identified as Hadi Matar, the US national of Lebanese origin, on stage last week in Western New York.

published on : 19th August 2022

Judge denies bail for Rushdie's attacker, bars interviews

Rushdie, 75, is getting treatment in a Pennsylvania hospital for severe wounds.

published on : 19th August 2022

Salman Rushdie attacker faces charges of attempted murder and assault, says police

Hadi Matar was processed at SP Jamestown and transported to Chautauqua County Jail and will be arraigned in centralised arraignment on Saturday.

published on : 13th August 2022

'Unnecessary': When Salman Rushdie complained about 'too much security' around him

In 2001, Rushdie publicly complained about having too much security around him, The New York Post reported.

published on : 13th August 2022

Praise, worry in Iran after Rushdie attack; government quiet

“I don’t know Salman Rushdie, but I am happy to hear that he was attacked since he insulted Islam," said Reza Amiri, a 27-year-old deliveryman. “This is the fate for anybody who insults sanctities.”

published on : 13th August 2022

Suspect in Salman Rushdie's stabbing showed sympathy to causes of Iran's Revolutionary Guards: Report

A preliminary review of the 24-year-old Hadi Matar's social media accounts by law enforcement showed him to be sympathetic to Shia extremism.

published on : 13th August 2022

Salman Rushdie on ventilator, likely to lose an eye after stabbing: Report

Author Rushdie's liver was "stabbed and damaged" following an attack on him on Friday, his agent said, noting that the "news is not good".

published on : 13th August 2022

Cops identify suspect in Salman Rushdie attack, 24-year-old Hadi Matar held

The 75-year-old author, who caught the limelight for his novel 'Midnight's Children' in 1981, had received a fatwa for his 1988 book.

published on : 13th August 2022