J.K. Rowling Gets Death Threats After Condemning Salman Rushdie’s Stabbing

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J.K. Rowling has received death threats after her Twitter comments about the attack on British author Salman Rushdie. On August 12, Rushdie was brutally stabbed while giving a lecture about creative expression at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York. The author is alive and recovering, but suffering from life-altering injuries including stab wounds to his neck and stomach, and severe puncture wounds to his right eye. Rushdie has long been under threat due to the sensitive nature of his writing — an Iranian fatwā even called for his execution in 1989. The controversial Harry Potter no…

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