Police in Scotland on Sunday mentioned they’re investigating studies of a web-based menace in opposition to creator J.Okay. Rowling after she tweeted in help of Salman Rushdie.
The chilling menace in opposition to the “Harry Potter” creator got here after she posted “feeling very sick proper now. Let him be okay” on Friday, in reference to Rushdie being stabbed whereas he was giving a lecture in upstate New York.
“Don’t fear you might be subsequent,” a Twitter consumer replied to Rowling’s put up.
A spokesperson for Scotland’s police mentioned, “Now we have acquired a report of a web-based menace being made and officers are finishing up enquiries.”
Rowling on Saturday additionally confirmed cops have been concerned after she shared screenshots of the threatening tweet and one other by the identical consumer praising the person who allegedly attacked Rushdie.
The account, utilizing the title Meer Asif Aziz, known as stabbing suspect Hadi Matar a “revolutionary Shia fighter [who] adopted the fatwa of late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini,” in reference to an order from the late Iranian chief concentrating on the “Satanic Verses” creator.
Rowling, 57, additionally shared a screenshot exhibiting she had reported the consumer to Twitter however was informed no motion can be taken as a result of “there have been no violations of the Twitter guidelines within the content material you reported.”
“These are your pointers, proper? ‘Violence: Chances are you’ll not threaten violence in opposition to a person or a gaggle of individuals. We additionally prohibit the glorification of violence…,” she wrote in a rebuke of the social media website.
“WBD believes in freedom of expression, peaceable discourse and supporting those that supply their views within the public area.”
It added: “Our ideas are with Sir Salman Rushdie and his household following the mindless act of violence in New York. The corporate strongly condemns any type of menace, violence or intimidation when opinions, beliefs and ideas may differ.”
Rushdie, 74, was off a ventilator and recovering following Friday’s assault on the Chautauqua Establishment that induced injury to his liver and severed nerves in his arms.
Alleged perp Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey, pleaded not responsible to tried homicide and assault prices Saturday in what a prosecutor known as “a focused, unprovoked, preplanned assault.”
In 1989, Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa ordering Muslims to kill Rushdie after alleging his novel “The Satanic Verses” mocked the faith.
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