Have you read the novel, “The Satanic Verses” written by Salman Rushdie. Salman Rushdie was attacked from behind on a podium. In the United States, there is much discussion about the news that a popular author was stabbed on stage. This occurred at the Institute NY Chautauqua. This post will explain who and how Mr. Salman Rushdie was stabbed on stage. You will find all the details in this post.

About the Incident

Salman Rushdie is a British-American novelist. He was born in Bombay. Salman Rushdie’s works blend historical fiction and magical realisticism. Sir Salman Rushdie was threatened with death for his novel “The Satanic Verses.”

Sir Salman Rushdie was preparing to address large audiences on August 12. He sat down on a stool, waiting to be called on to speak to the large audience about “Artistic Freedom.”

Investigation by the Police In this case

After being called by the team, police began investigating the case. Police identified the attacker as Hadi Matear and are currently looking for his criminal records. The attacker was taken into custody by police on the spot. According to sources, Hadi Matear’s social media account suggested that he was sympathetic towards Shia Extremism. Salman’s teammate said that Salman is on a ventilator. The attacker also damaged his liver and nerves.

Salman Rushdie was invited to lecture by the Institute NY Chautauqua.

Attack Video goes Viral.

Hadi Matar attacked Hadi Matar on Friday morning as the writer was about to give a speech. The viral video of the event is trending on social media. People are sharing their views and criticizing Freedom of Speech. Twitter was saturated with tweets and #SalmanRushdie has become a trending topic on Twitter.

One user claimed that this is an act of terror against free Speech, expression, thought and speech. A person who was present at the Friday event stated that prayers were sent to Salman Rushdie. She also criticised the management of Institute NY Chautauqua.

Javed Akhtar took Twitter and posted, “This was a brutal attack.


To wrap up, we inform our readers about the incident on August 12, and provide information regarding Hadi Mathar’s attack against Salman Rushdie. Below is the link to this post.

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