The government within the United Kingdom stated on Sunday that they have been investigating an internet danger towards the writer J.Okay. Rowling after she introduced toughen on social media to Salman Rushdie, the novelist who was once attacked ultimate week at an tournament in western New York.
Hours after the assault on Mr. Rushdie, who was once stabbed kind of 10 occasions as he ready to talk on the Chautauqua Institution, Ms. Rowling tweeted her condolences. She first wrote on Twitter, “Horrifying news,” then added: “Feeling very sick right now. Let him be OK.”
In reaction, a person with the maintain @MeerAsifAziz1 responded: “Don’t worry you are next.”
The tweet was once later deleted although the account remained lively as of Sunday afternoon.
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland stated that the government had won a document of an internet danger towards Ms. Rowling and that an investigation was once ongoing.
On Saturday, Ms. Rowling, 57, who wrote the award-winning “Harry Potter” books, assailed Twitter for permitting the social media account that lodged the danger to stay lively.
“@TwitterSupport These are your guidelines, right?” she wrote. “Violence: You may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people. We also prohibit the glorification of violence…”
Twitter didn’t in an instant reply to a request for remark.
On Sunday, Warner Bros. Discovery, the leisure corporate at the back of the “Harry Potter” movie variations, introduced a commentary condemning the assault on Ms. Rowling.
“We stand with her and all the authors, storytellers and creators who bravely express their creativity and opinions,” the corporate stated in a commentary, which additionally introduced condolences to Mr. Rushdie and his circle of relatives.
“The company strongly condemns any form of threat, violence or intimidation when opinions, beliefs and thoughts might differ,” the commentary stated.
Mr. Rushdie went into hiding in 1989, in a while after the e-newsletter of his novel “The Satanic Verses.” The e book, which contained fictionalized depictions of the Prophet Muhammad, angry many Muslims, and led to a fatwa, or non secular edict, from Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the ultimate chief of Iran, who instructed Muslims to kill the writer. In 1998, the rustic’s president stated Iran not supported the edict.
As Mr. Rushdie ready to talk on the Chautauqua Institution, a person, later known by means of the police as Hadi Matar, 24, of New Jersey, stormed the level and stabbed him. Mr. Rushdie stays in a health facility in Erie, Pa., and his agent stated on Sunday that he was once recuperating.
Mr. Matar has pleaded no longer accountable within the assault.