J.K. Rowling Goes After Rupert Murdoch On Twitter Over Muslim Comments!

Dear Commons Community,

Author J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame, took to Twitter yesterday to slam Rupert Murdoch for saying all Muslims “must be held responsible” for extremist violence such as last week’s deadly attack on the headquarters of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

On Friday, Murdoch said via Twitter:  “Maybe most Moslems are peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.”

Rowling’s response:

“I was born Christian. If that makes Rupert Murdoch my responsibility, I’ll auto-excommunicate.”

She didn’t stop there. She also pointed out that the faith of her birth had a few flaws of its own and (sarcastically) took responsibility:

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





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