J.K. Rowling Slams Rupert Murdoch for Saying Muslims Should Be Held Accountable for Muslim Attacks

J.K. Rowling, the author of the world-famous Harry Potter book series, took to Twitter Sunday morning to condemn media mogul Rupert Murdoch for saying that Muslims should hold themselves accountable for Islamic terrorism.

“I was born Christian. If that makes Rupert Murdoch my responsibility, I’ll auto-excommunicate,” Rowling tweeted in response to Murdoch:

Murdoch followed that up with another tweet, warning of the dangers of political correctness:

His comments angered the author, who took to Twitter to Islam in the wake of Islamists killing French journalists. She also sarcastically drew a parallel between her own life, and negative historical events at the hands of Christians:

I was born Christian. If that makes Rupert Murdoch my responsibility, I’ll auto-excommunicate. http://t.co/Atw1wNk8UX

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 11, 2015

@dom209 The Spanish Inquisition was my fault, as is all Christian fundamentalist violence. Oh, and Jim Bakker.

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 11, 2015

Numerous news outlets have since praised Rowling, with MTV News calling Murdoch “misguided.”

Rowling was back on Twitter again Sunday evening, this time on the defensive, after a user tweeted, “How safe would your Wizarding folk be under Shariah law?” She responded:


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