Writer Salman Rushdie stabbed: J. K. Rowling says she was threatened, police investigate

Sylvie Claire / August 15, 2022

British police said Sunday they are investigating an alleged threat to the author of the Harry Potter saga, J. K. Rowling, who says she was targeted on Twitter after the attack on Salman Rushdie in the United States.
 
Ms. Rowling had reacted to the attack of the author of The Satanic Verses by saying she was sickened on the social network, adding that she hoped for his recovery. A user, who introduces himself on his profile as a student and political activist based in Karachi, Pakistan, had then replied: Don't worry you're next. The tweet was later deleted but J. K. Rowling posted a screenshot, calling out Twitter for possible violations of its rules. Threatened with death since a fatwa from Iran in 1989, a year after the publication of The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie was stabbed a dozen times Friday, an attack that outrages in the West but is welcomed by extremists in Iran and Pakistan.
  
We have received information about a threat made online and our officers are investigating, said a spokeswoman for the police in Scotland, where the author lives. Last year, J. K. Rowling said she had received numerous death threats from transgender rights activists, whom she has become a bête noire in recent years.
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In 2020, J.K. Rowling shared an article on Twitter about period people, commenting wryly, I'm sure we had to have a word for these people. Someone help me. Feum? Famme? Feemm?. She thus drew the wrath of some Internet users, who reminded her that transgender men can have their periods, but not transgender women.
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