An Islamist with pro-Iran views stabbing Salman Rushdie: Hadi Matar

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An Indian-born British-American novelist, Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie CH FRSL. 

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On Friday, New York authorities identified Salman Rushdie's assailant as Hadi Matar, 24. 

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After being stabbed, Salman Rushdie is on a ventilator 

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It is likely that Salman Rushdie will lose an eye, have nerve damage in his arm, and have liver damage. 

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An Indian-born British-American novelist, Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie CH FRSL. 

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On the basis of his social media posts, Matar was believed to support fundamentalist forces in Iran that issued a fatwa against the writer in 1988. 

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He underwent surgery at an Erie, Pennsylvania hospital, UPMC Hamot Surgery Center, after he was stabbed. 

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He spoke at a local literary festival as a guest speaker. 

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During an interview with Henry Reese, 73, Matar, who is said to be of Lebanese origin, attacked him.

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