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Harry Potter author JK Rowling received death threats for tweet about Salman Rushdie stabbing

After Salman Rushdie, current Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling also encountered death threats. Rowling posted a tweet supporting Rushdie, writing, “Horrible news. Feeling so sick right now. Let him be okay.”

Twitter user Meer Asif Aziz wrote, “Don’t worry, you’re next.” After the threat tip, Rowling tagged his Twitter support his team for help.

Rowling later posted a screenshot of a reply to her tweet by user Meer Asif Aziz, who provided information about the attacker Hadi Matar, saying he was a “revolutionary Shiite warrior and I have followed the fatwa of the late Ayatollah Lokhla Khomeini.”

Novelist Salman Rushdie was stabbed in the neck and torso by Hadi Matar, a 24-year-old man from Fairview, New Jersey, during a literary event in New York for his fourth novel, The Satanic Verse. The incident occurred at his 33rd year. After Iran’s first supreme leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa, or religious edict, calling on Muslims to kill novelists and anyone involved in the publication of a book for blasphemy.

The British author later thanked her well-meaning people for raising safety concerns, said she was receiving help and police were investigating the threat and information. Thank you to everyone who has sent messages, the police are involved (already involved in other threats),” she wrote.

read: Salman Rushdie Health Update: The author is now off the ventilator and can speak

https://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-jk-rowling-salman-rushdie-iran-hezbollah-death-threat-tweet-harry-potter-harry-potter-author-2976436 Harry Potter author JK Rowling received death threats for tweet about Salman Rushdie stabbing

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