After J.K. Rowling Tweeted Her Support For Salman Rushdie, She Was Subsequently Threatened

After the novelist J.K. Rowling tweeted her support for Salman Rushdie, the police in Scotland announced on Sunday that they are looking into accusations of an online threat against her. After the author of “Harry Potter” announced on her website that she was “feeling quite sick right now,” a frightening threat was made against her.

On Friday, someone said, “Let him be okay,” in reference to the stabbing that took place while Rushdie was delivering a lecture in the state of New York. A commenter on Twitter said, “Don’t worry, you are next,” in response to Rowling’s remark. A member of Scotland’s police force issued the following statement through their department’s official spokesperson: “We have received a report of an online threat being made, and officers are carrying out inquiries.”

After J.K. Rowling Tweeted Her Support For Salman Rushdie, She Was Subsequently Threatened (3)
After J.K. Rowling Tweeted Her Support For Salman Rushdie, She Was Subsequently Threatened (3)

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Rowling uploaded screenshots of the threatening message as well as another tweet by the same user praising the man who reportedly attacked Rushdie on Saturday, at which point she also confirmed that the police were involved. Hadi Matar, the suspect in the stabbing, was referred to in the account as a “revolutionary Shia fighter [who] followed the fatwa of late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini,”

which is a reference to an order issued by the late Iranian leader targeting the author of “Satanic Verses.” The account was created under the name Meer Asif Aziz. Rowling, who is 57 years old, additionally supplied a screenshot that demonstrated that she had reported the person to Twitter. However, she was informed that no action would be taken since “there were no violations of the Twitter rules in the content you reported.”

“Are these the guidelines you want us to follow?” Threats of Violence It is prohibited for you to make threats of violence towards another individual or group of individuals. In her criticism of the social media platform, she stated, “We also ban the glorifying of violence…” (We do not allow the celebration of violence).

After J.K. Rowling Tweeted Her Support For Salman Rushdie, She Was Subsequently Threatened
After J.K. Rowling Tweeted Her Support For Salman Rushdie, She Was Subsequently Threatened

As of Sunday afternoon, the account gave the appearance of having been suspended. Warner Bros. Discovery, the production company responsible for the Harry Potter picture franchise, has “strongly opposed” the threats made against Rowling.

According to the Guardian, the corporation issued a statement in which it said, “We stand with her and all the authors, storytellers, and creators who fearlessly express their creativity and opinions.” “WBD believes in freedom of expression, peaceful debate, and supporting those who present their ideas in the public arena.” / “WBD believes in supporting those who offer their views in the public arena.”

Following the horrific act of violence that took place in New York, our thoughts are with Sir Salman Rushdie and his family,” the statement continued. When there is a possibility of disagreement about opinions, beliefs, or thinking, the company strongly rejects any type of threat, violence, or intimidation.

After being attacked on Friday at the Chautauqua Institution, which left him with damage to his liver and severed nerves in his arms, Salman Rushdie, age 74, was taken off of a ventilator and was recovering from his injuries. Alleged perp On Saturday, Matar, who is 24 years old and is from Fairview, New Jersey, entered a not guilty plea to counts of attempted murder and assault in what a prosecutor described as “a targeted, unprovoked, preplanned attack.”

After allegations that Salman Rushdie’s novel “The Satanic Verses” made fun of the faith, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran issued a fatwa, or religious edict, in 1989 commanding Muslims to put Rushdie to death. Warner Bros. Discovery, the production company responsible for the Harry Potter picture franchise, has “strongly opposed” the threats made against Rowling.

After J.K. Rowling Tweeted Her Support For Salman Rushdie, She Was Subsequently Threatened
After J.K. Rowling Tweeted Her Support For Salman Rushdie, She Was Subsequently Threatened

According to the Guardian, the corporation issued a statement in which it said, “We stand with her and all the authors, storytellers, and creators who fearlessly express their creativity and opinions.” “WBD believes in freedom of expression, peaceful debate, and supporting those who present their ideas in the public arena.” / “WBD believes in supporting those who offer their views in the public arena.”

Following the horrific act of violence that took place in New York, our thoughts are with Sir Salman Rushdie and his family,” the statement continued. When there is a possibility of disagreement about opinions, beliefs, or thinking, the company strongly rejects any type of threat, violence, or intimidation.

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