JK Rowling said she was working with police after receiving a potential threat from a Twitter user following her tweet in response to Sir Salman Rushdie’s attack in New York.
Harry Potter author, 57, shared a screenshot to Twitter of a message from a user who wrote “don’t worry you’re next” in response to her tweet that she feels “very sick” after hearing the news and hoped the novelist would “Okay”.
Rowling tagged Twitter’s support account in the post and said: “Any chance of support?”
She then updated her followers on the situation: “To all who are sending messages of support: thank you.
“The police have been involved (have been involved in other threats).”
Rowling is one of the notable authors and faces who voiced their skepticism after Sir Salman was stabbed on stage in New York state.
The 75-year-old British-Indian author, whose writings led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was giving a lecture at the Chautauqua Institute when the incident occurred, leaving him with a clear stab wound. clear in the neck.
He is on a ventilator and may have lost an eye, as well as damaged nerves in his arm and liver, according to the New York Times.
On Friday, New York State Police designated the suspected attacker as Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey, who was taken into custody following the incident.
Since the suspect was identified, people on social media have speculated whether the attack was related to the fact that former Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini had previously made calls to kill him.
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The appeal came after the publication of the book Verses of Satan, which has been banned in Iran since 1988 because many Muslims consider it blasphemous.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/jk-rowling-working-with-police-after-receiving-threat-following-rushdie-tweet-41909730.html JK Rowling works with police after receiving threats following Rushdie’s tweet