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J.K. Rowling: Police investigate threats against author in support of Salman Rushdie

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JK Rowling was one of the writers who supported Salman Rushdie.

“Harry Potter” author JK has expressed his support for British writer Salman Rushdie who was stabbed in the US. Police are investigating the threat against Rowling.

Rowling, 57, shared screenshots of the news on Twitter: “Don’t worry, it’s you The next“.

The same social media account posted messages praising the man who attacked writer Rushdie last Friday as he prepared to deliver a lecture in New York state.

After the attack on Rushdie, Rowling said she feltVery much DisgustedOn that news, he hoped that Rushdie would recover.

“To all sending messages of support. Thank you. Cops are involved (already involved with other threats),” the author tweeted, sharing a screenshot of the threat.

The tweet, which originated from an account in Pakistan, was deleted on Sunday morning.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We have received a report Online threat And authorities are investigating.

Authorities previously investigated online criticism of Rowling for her comments on transgender people.

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Salman Rushdie was attacked on Friday.

Severe condemnation

Warner Bros. Discovery, the entertainment company behind the Harry Potter film series, said it strongly condemned the threats against Rowling.

We stand with her and all writers, narrators and creators They express their creativity and ideas boldly,” the company said in a statement.

Fatwa, a thing of the past

Rushdie, 75, has faced death threats for 33 years after the publication of his novel Satanic VersesIn 1989, after the then Ayatollah of Iran, Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa (a legal pronouncement in Islam) against him.

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The late Ayatollah Khomeini issued the fatwa in February 1989.

The writer was forced to go into hiding for almost a decade. Two weeks ago, Rushdie made the promise in a press interview severe He felt that fatwa was a thing of the past.

Hadi Mather, 24, charged in Friday’s attack, has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and is being held without bail.

At least he is accused of punching Rushdie 10 times on face, neck and stomach.

The author was weaned off ventilator support and regained the ability to speak.

“It will be a long time (his recovery), The injuries are seriousBut his condition is moving in the right direction,” said his agent Andrew Wylie.

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