Salman Rushdie, a well known British author of Indian-origin was stabbed at a literary event in New York, US.

Rushdie is on ventilator & could lose an eye after he underwent surgery following a knife attack at the event.

New York Police authorities identified the attacker  as Hadi Matar.

Hadi Matar is a 24 years old guy from Fairview, New  Jersey, US.

Hadi was born in the United States to Lebanese parents who emigrated from Yaroun  in southern Lebanon.

An analysis of Matar’s social media accounts by law enforcement showed him to be sympathetic to Shia extremism.

Matar was also said to be associated with  IRGC, an ideologically-driven branch of the Iranian armed forces.

Rushdie has faced threats for decades over his book The Satanic Verses, he wrote  in 1988.

He has been living under a fatwa issued by Iran’s former Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini since 1989.

However, no clear reasons are out yet but the speculations suggest that Matar was driven away by the Fatwa & thus stabbed Rushdie.