Salman Rushdie Attack: The attacker came after driving 650 km to kill Salman Rushdie, know the details

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Salman Rushdie Attacked by Hadi Matar

Highlights

  • Hadi Matar is reportedly of Lebanese origin
  • Attacked Rushdie 15 times with knives in 20 seconds
  • UN Secretary General Guterres condemned the attack

Salman Rushdie Attack: Eminent writer Salman Rushdie has been attacked in New York, USA. When he was about to leave for a lecture on stage, the attacker jumped on him and stabbed him several times with knives. The name of the attacker is Hadi Matar. Through his social media post, it is believed that he is a supporter of Iran. According to the information, Matar reached here after driving about 650 km from his home in Fairview, New Jersey. Hadi Matar is reportedly of Lebanese origin. Authorities have sealed Matar’s New Jersey home. At the same time, the attack on Rushdie is being condemned in the literature and on the global political stage.

UN Secretary General Guterres condemned the attack

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is ‘shocked’ to learn of the attack on author Salman Rushdie. Guterres said that violence in response to words spoken or written while exercising the freedom of expression and expression is not justified in any way. “The Secretary-General is shocked to learn of the attack on noted author Salman Rushdie,” his spokesman said in a statement Friday. Guterres wished Rushdie a speedy recovery, saying, “Violence in response to words spoken or written while exercising the freedom of expression and expression is not in any way appropriate.”

Significantly, after the attack on the famous writer Salman Rushdie in New York, he was hospitalized. The attacker is said to have stabbed Rushdie 15 times in 20 seconds. He underwent surgery for several hours after the attacker stabbed him in the neck and abdomen. After that he is on ventilator. According to the news agency Reuters, there is news quoting Salman’s book agent that after the attack, he may lose one eye.

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Rushdie’s body was marked by multiple knife attacks: Physician

On the other hand, New York police told that the name of the attacker is Hadi Matar and he is a resident of Fairview, New Jersey in America. However, the motive for which the attacker attacked is not yet known. The doctor who treated Salman Rushdie after the attack said that Rushdie’s body had several stab wounds, one of which was on the right side of his neck and he was lying in a pool of blood. According to the report of America’s prestigious newspaper New York Times, Rita Landman, an endocrinologist present at the event where Rushdie was to address, went on stage to give first aid to Rushdie.

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