Police investigate ‘online threats’ made against JK Rowling

A police investigation into an “online threat” against JK Rowling over her support of stabbing victim Sir Salman Rushdie has been dropped.

Harry Potter author, 57, shared a screenshot of a message from a user who wrote “don’t worry you’re next” in response to her tweet about Sir Salman last month.

British-Indian author Sir Salman, whose writings led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was giving a lecture at the Chautauqua Institute, 65 miles from Buffalo in New York state, when he was stabbed. August 12th.


Sir Salman Rushdie stabbed in the US (Matt Crossick/PA)

He has faced threats for years over his book The Verses of Satan, which has been banned in Iran since 1988 because many Muslims consider it blasphemous.

Mrs Rowling has said she feels “very ill” after hearing the news and hopes the novelist will be “well”.

The same Twitter account that texted Ms Rowling also posted messages praising the man who carried out the attack.

The tweet came from an account in Pakistan, which was later deleted.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Following a report submitted to police on Saturday 13 August 2022 of an online threat, investigations have been made into the matter and it has been confirmed that it was made outside the UK.

“Investigations are now complete and there is no further police action at this time.”

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/police-drop-investigation-into-online-threat-made-to-jk-rowling-42015686.html Police investigate ‘online threats’ made against JK Rowling

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