And still the media and the information police censors, protects the motive – Islam.
The would-be killer posts to Twitter while I am banned.
JK Rowling gets a death threat from Iran-supporting Islamist extremist telling her ‘you are next’ after she backed stabbed author Salman Rushdie – while his attacker is charged with attempted murder in US
- British author JK Rowling has received a death threat from an Islamist based in Pakistan
- Harry Potter writer said on Twitter: ‘Horrifying news. Feeling very sick right now. Let him be ok’
- She received the chilling reply from Pakistani extremist: ‘Don’t worry you are next’
- Rowling, 57, has been pilloried in public ever since she objected to the term ‘people who menstruate’
- Sir Salman, 75, is on a ventilator after he was stabbed multiple times by ‘Iran sympathiser’
By Jack Wright For Mailonline, 13 August 2022:
British author JK Rowling has received a vile death threat from an Iran-backing Islamist extremist who appears to have praised Salman Rushdie’s attacker, repeatedly expressed support for Tehran’s theocratic dictator, and branded Israel, Ukraine and India ‘terrorist states’.
The Harry Potter writer and free speech campaigner – who has been pilloried by trans activists for her beliefs on gender – had expressed her horror at the sickening attempt on Rushdie’s life in upstate New York when she was issued the chilling threat on Twitter.
Meer Asif Aziz, who describes himself on Twitter as a ‘student, social activist, political activist and research activist’ based in Karachi, has made tasteless ‘jokes’ about how to destroy Israel and branded it and Putin-savaged Ukraine – as well as Pakistan’s chief geopolitical rival India – ‘terrorist states’.
Aziz also appears to support the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who frequently rants about Israel in deranged, genocidal tweets. In one of Khamenei’s posts about the ‘oppressive Yazidis’, for instance, Aziz responded with a heart emoji.
And responding to another tweet from the Iranian dictator, Aziz gushed : ‘Dear leader your struggle for Islamic world will not be wasted until we young generation are with you’.
Rowling, 57, had posted last night about Rushdie’s stabbing: ‘Horrifying news. Feeling very sick right now. Let him be ok’.
Aziz, who had described Rushdie’s attacker Hadi Matar, 24, as a ‘revolutionary Shia fighter’, then threatened: ‘Don’t worry you are next’.
In a bid to get Aziz booted off Twitter, Rowling this afternoon posted: ‘@TwitterSupport any chance of some support?’. Critics have accused the social media giant of ‘double standards’ over which accounts it chooses to kick off the site. Twitter dramatically chose to shut down Donald Trump’s account after the invasion of the US Capitol by a mob wearing MAGA caps following the 2020 election – dubbed January 6 – but still allows Khamenei to make threats against Israel.
Rowling also confirmed that police are involved, telling her followers: ‘To all sending supportive messages: thank you. Police are involved (were already involved on other threats).’
MailOnline has contacted Twitter for comment.
Rowling and horror writer Stephen King are among the authors and notable faces voicing their disbelief after Rushdie, 75, was stabbed up to 15 times – including once in the neck – in upstate New York at a lecture about free speech.
The Indian-born British author, whose writing led to unprecedented death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was to deliver a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution when the incident occurred, leaving him with an apparent stab wound to the neck.
It comes as:
US law enforcement charged Rushdie’s attacker with attempted murder in the second degree. He has been transported to Chautauqua County Jail and will be arraigned later today. American officials have said that initial enquiries suggested the suspected knifeman was sympathetic to the Iranian regime;
Rushdie’s agent said that the author would likely lose one eye and has suffered damage to nerves in one of his arms and his liver;
Iranian state media gleefully praised Sir Salman’s attacker and branded the author an ‘apostate’ and ‘heretic-writer’;
Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron led condemnation of the attack, with the French President branding it an assault on liberty and saying: ‘His fight is our fight’.
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