“Don’t Worry You Are Next”: J.K. Rowling Receives Death Threat After Showing Support For Salman Rushdie

Posted August 13, 2022 by with 5 comments

Via Deadline:

JK Rowling has received a public threat from an Iran-backing extremist, following her denunciation of yesterday’s attack on fellow British author Salman Rushdie.

Rowling – who has previously been targeted by some trans activists for her beliefs on gender – had published a post expressing her horror at the attempt on Rushdie’s life, when one responder threatened her harm.

Rowling wrote on Friday night, “Horrifying news. Feeling very sick right now. Let him be ok.”

Meer Asif Aziz, described in his Twitter bio as ‘student, social activist, political activist and research activist’ responded, “Don’t worry you are next.”


The account that made the threat has since been pulled down.

Rushdie was stabbed 10 times yesterday and has been on a ventilator since last night. As of post time, there’s been no update on his condition.