Salman Rushdie attacker 'surprised' the author survived
Thursday, 18 August 2022 The man who stabbed Salman Rushdie on stage at an event in New York has said he was "surprised" to learn that the renowned Indian-born author was alive following the attack. Hadi Matar, 24, said Rushdie, 75, was "someone who attacked Islam" but did not confirm that his actions were driven by a fatwa issued by Iran in the 1980s, reports dpa news agency.
Man Accused of Stabbing , Salman Rushdie , Pleads Not Guilty.
On August 18, the man accused of stabbing
award-winning author Salman Rushdie
pleaded not guilty in a New York courtroom.
CNN reports that 24-year-old
Hadi Matar faces charges of second-degree
attempted murder and second-degree...