You are next: ‘Harry Potter’ author JK Rowling gets death threat, after attack on Salman Rushdie

You are next: ‘Harry Potter’ author JK Rowling gets death threat, after attack on Salman Rushdie


The attack on former Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie on August 12, 2022 left his fans and friends from the literary world in a state of shock. Reacting to the news when ‘Harry Potter’ author JK Rowling expressed her support to Rushdie on Twitter, she was given a public death threat by an Iran-backing extremist.

“Feeling very sick right now. Let him be ok,” Rowling had tweeted, expressing her shock about the attack on Rushdie.

Twitter user Meer Asif Aziz replied to Rowling’s tweet by writing, “Don’t worry you are next.” Aziz’s Twitter bio described him as ‘student, social activist, political activist and research activist’.

In response, Rowling wrote to Twitter officials with screenshots of Aziz’s death threat. “@TwitterSupport any chance of some support?,” Rowling had tweeted along with screenshots of the threat.

Rowling later confirmed that the police are now involved in the matter, as they were already on other threats. “To all sending supportive messages: thank you 💕

Police are involved (were already involved on other threats),” she said in a tweet.

It’s noted that Rowling was earlier targeted by few trans-activists for opinion on gender.

Meanwhile, her new novel ‘The Ink Black Heart’ written under the pen-name Robert Galbraith will be published on August 30, 2022.

READ MORE: 8 times when J. K. Rowling made headlines





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Author: Shirley