After tweeting her support for Salman Rushdie, the police are looking into a threat against J.K. Rowling.
On Sunday, police in Scotland announced that they are looking into claims that J.K. Rowling had received an internet threat after tweeting her support for Salman Rushdie.
After she stated that she was “feeling quite sick right now,” the creator of “Harry Potter” received a terrifying threat. In response to Rushdie being stabbed while delivering a lecture in upstate New York, Rushdie said on Friday, “Let him be alright.
In response to Rowling’s statement on Twitter, someone wrote, “Don’t worry, you’re next.
Police in Scotland said that they had received a report of an internet threat and that their officers were looking into it.
After sharing screenshots of the threatening tweet and another by the same user endorsing the person who is accused of attacking Rushdie, Rowling said that police were involved on Saturday.
The post, which went by the name Meer Asif Aziz, described the stab victim Hadi Matar as a “revolutionary Shia soldier [who] obeyed the fatwa of late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini,” alluding to a directive from the late Iranian president to assassinate the author of the “Satanic Verses.”
Rowling, 57, also provided a screenshot demonstrating that despite reporting the user to Twitter, nothing was done since “the information you reported did not violate the Twitter guidelines.”
These are your rules, correct?
Violence: Threatening to use violence against a person or a group of people is prohibited. In a criticism of the social networking platform, she stated, “We also forbid the celebration of violence.
As of Sunday afternoon, it appeared that the account had been suspended.
Warner Bros. Discovery, the production company for the Harry Potter movies, “strongly opposed” the threats made against Rowling.
According to the Guardian, the firm issued a statement saying, “We stand with her and all the writers, storytellers, and creators who courageously share their creativity and opinions.”
“WBD supports those who voice their opinions in public and believes in the freedom of expression and civil conversation.”
Following the horrific act of violence in New York, “Our sympathies are with Sir Salman Rushdie and his family,” the statement continued. Any sort of threat, violence, or intimidation towards people because of their differing viewpoints, beliefs, or thinking is strictly condemned by the company.
Following the attack on Friday at the Chautauqua Institution, which damaged Rushdie’s liver and destroyed nerves in his arms, he was taken off a ventilator and was making a full recovery.
alleged offender In what a prosecutor described as “a deliberate, unprovoked, preplanned attack,” Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and assault charges on Saturday.
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran, who claimed that Rushdie’s book “The Satanic Verses” insulted Islam, issued a fatwa in 1989 asking Muslims to kill Rushdie.
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