The man blamed for cutting Sir Salman Rushdie has apparently said he has just perused two pages of the creator’s questionable novel The Satanic Verses.
Hadi Matar, 24, has argued not liable to charges originating from the attack at an occasion in New York last week.
In a meeting with the New York Post from prison, Mr Matar said Sir Salman was “somebody who went after Islam”.
Yet, he didn’t affirm that his supposed activities were driven by a fatwa gave by Iran during the 1980s.
Mr Matar is presently being held at Chautauqua County Jail, in New York state.
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The book’s delivery provoked the Iranian chief Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to give a fatwa, or declaration, requiring the essayist’s demise in 1989.
Mr Matar told the New York Post he had just perused “two or three pages” of the book and didn’t say whether the fatwa had enlivened him.
“I regard the Ayatollah. I believe he’s an extraordinary individual. That is the extent to which I will say regarding that,” he said.
Mr Matar additionally told the paper he was “shocked” to hear that Sir Salman had endure the assault.
“I could do without the individual. I don’t believe he’s a generally excellent individual. I could do without him definitely,” Mr Matar expressed, as per the paper. “He’s somebody who went after Islam, he went after their convictions, the conviction frameworks.”
Recently, Mr Matar’s mom said she had repudiated her child after his supposed way of behaving. “I’m finished with him,” Silvana Fardos said on Monday, adding: “I don’t have anything to tell him.”
Sir Salman experienced a harmed liver as well as cut off nerves in an arm and eye wounds in the assault, yet was removed a ventilator on Saturday.
In spite of his “extraordinary” wounds, the Booker Prize-winning writer has held his “typical scrappy and resistant awareness of what’s actually funny”, his family said recently.
On Friday, various artistic figures will peruse from his works on the means on New York’s public library to show fortitude with the writer.
Tina Brown, Paul Auster, Kiran Desai, Andrea Elliott, Hari Kunzru and Gay Talese will be among those partaking in Stand With Salman: Defend the Freedom to Write.