Facts on Hadi Matar, Man Who Stabbed Salman Rushdie

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Hadi Matar Salman Rushdie

After Salman Rushdie was stabbed, the initial probe revealed Hadi Matar's social media showed him to be sympathetic to 'Shia extremism' and the causes of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard (IRGC)

Hadi Matar Salman Rushdie

Although there are no direct links between Matar and the IRGC, investigators have found images of Iranian commander Qassem Solemani, who was assassinated in 2020, in a Matar's phone

Hadi Matar Salman Rushdie

Hadi Matar jumped up on the stage as Rushdie was about to give a speech at the Chautauqua Institution near New York City

Hadi Matar Salman Rushdie

Hadi Matar is from Fairview, New Jersey. Authorities are still looking into Matar's nationality and his criminal records