Scotland police are looking into death threats against Harry Potter creator JK rowling, according to authorities. They also investigated her support of Salman Rushdie (stabbed Friday), said officials.
Reacting to the attack, Rowling tweeted “It is terrifying news. Feeling very sick right now. He should be okay.”
One user wrote in response “don’t worry you are next.” Rowling shared the message and the account was suspended and the post deleted.
The Harry Potter author reassured her followers, thanking them for their support, saying that “The police have been involved, as they are already involved with other threats..”
“A report has been received about an online threat. Officers have begun investigating.A police spokesperson said that they were.
The Indian-born British-American writer Salman Rushdie was attacked as he prepared to deliver a lecture in New York. A possible motive for the attack is his 1988 novel ‘The Satanic Verses’, which was condemned by some Muslims for its allegedly blasphemous references to Islam and its holy book, the Koran. In 1989, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa calling for Rushdie’s death, and while Iran officially retracted this edict, an Iranian religious foundation placed a $3.3 million bounty on the writer’s head in 2012.
Hadi Matar (24-year-old New Jersey resident) is the suspect in the stabbing. According to preliminary findings, Matar was “Iran supporter and Shia extremism.”
According to Rushdie’s family, the author is now recovering from his injuries in hospital and has been taken off a ventilator. Rushdie’s injuries include three stab wounds in his neck and four in his stomach. He also has wounds in his right eye, chest, and throat. The novelist could lose his right eye as a result.
JK Rowling did not condemn the violence and offered support for Salman Rushdie. Emmanuel Macron, the French president, and Boris Johnson, the outgoing UK prime minister, condemned the stabbing. Stephen King, another famous author expressed his hope that Rushdie will be alright. Many others sent support messages, including Neil Gaiman from England, Ian McEwan, and Arundhati, two Booker Prize-winning authors.
Rowling’s stance regarding transgender persons has been criticised in the past. Rowling was particularly vocal against using the expression “People who have a period” in place of the word “Women.” This did not sit well with transgender rights activists, who posted a photo of her Edinburgh home on Twitter earlier this year. At the time police refused to take action against the alleged “Doxxing,” saying that no criminality was established.
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