US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan condemns the attack on Salman Rushdie

Sullivan, author Salman Rushdie“Our country and the world witnessed a reprehensible attack against writer Salman Rushdie. This act of violence is appalling.” used the phrase.

Sullivan The statement continued, “As the government under US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, we all pray for his speedy recovery.” gave his words.

Rushdie, who was operated on at the UPMC Hamot Surgery Center in the nearby region after his first intervention in the conference hall of the Chautauqua Institute, is still being treated in the same hospital.

The attacker pleaded not guilty

California-born Hadi Matar, who is said to have stabbed British Indian national Salman Rushdie, denied the charges in her first court appearance in New York, the Associated Press reported.

Charged with attempted second-degree murder and stabbing against Rushdie, 24-year-old Matar claimed innocence in the document he submitted to the court through his lawyer.

Matar, who lives in Fairview, was brought before the judge in handcuffs in front of the court.

A bail amount was not determined for the suspect, who continues to be detained.

Attack

Long-time New York City resident Salman Rushdie was stabbed by 24-year-old Hadi Matar on Friday, while he was on the podium to give a lecture at the Chautauqua Institute near Buffalo.

Rushdie, who received more than 10 stab wounds, including one in the neck, was taken to the UPMC Hamot Surgery Center Hospital, which is about 40 minutes away by car, by helicopter and underwent surgery.

The house of Matar, who was caught at the scene and taken to the nearest police station in handcuffs, in Fairview, New Jersey, was raided by the police and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) teams yesterday evening, and a search was made for hours.

Rushdie’s manager, Andrew Wylie, shared that the Indian writer came out of surgery late on the same day as the attack, but is still on a ventilator and could possibly lose an eye.

A death fatwa was issued by Ayatollah Khomeini, the Iranian leader of that time, about Rushdi, who drew the reaction of the Islamic world with his book “The Satanic Verses” he wrote in the 1980s.

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