Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Swati Bhasin
Bestselling writer of the famed Harry Potter sequence, JK Rowling, on Saturday confronted demise threats on Twitter following her response to the assault on Salman Rushdie in New York. The 57-year-old author took to Twitter expressing her misery over the information of Rushdie’s assault calling it “horrifying information” and saying, “Feeling very sick proper now. Let him be okay.” To this, a consumer commented on her submit: “Don’t be concerned you’re subsequent”.
Rowling shared the screenshots of the replies from the consumer, tagging Twitter Assist’s account, asking if she might get “any likelihood of some assist”.
The consumer had additionally replied to her tweet praising the attacker. “The title of this man is hadi matar. He’s a revolutionary Shia fighter adopted the fatwa of late ayatollah rohullah khomenei”.
Rowling thanked her supporters in the identical thread and up to date them that the police have been investigating the problem. “To all sending supportive messages: thanks. Police are concerned (have been already concerned on different threats),” she wrote.
Rowling later shared a screenshot of Twitter’s suggestions after she reported the consumer, which acknowledged that there have been “no violations of the Twitter guidelines” within the remark.
The British writer, who was just lately drowned in her personal controversies over her stand on transgenders, that angered the LGBTQ+ neighborhood, was amongst many who have been left shocked and appalled on the assault on Rushdie.
The Satanic Verses writer was stabbed 10 to fifteen instances earlier than his speech at an occasion in New York. Rushdie remained hospitalized with severe accidents, however his e book agent Andrew Wylie has confirmed that he was off the ventilator and capable of discuss and joke.
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