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J.K. Rowling Eviscerated Rupert Murdoch’s Anti-Muslim Tweets

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Fans of the Harry Potter books will know that J.K. Rowling doesn’t like sensationalist journalism, embodied in her character Rita Skeeter. Unsurprisingly, she took issue with Rupert Murdoch’s recent tweets on the Paris terrorist attacks, particularly his thoughts on Muslims.

Last week, Rupert Murdoch tweeted out that the Muslim community needed to be “held responsible” for its “growing jihadist cancer,” and he railed against perceived “political correctness.”

In response, J.K. Rowling tweeted that as a Christian, she refused to take responsibility for Rupert Murdoch, the Spanish Inquisition, and Jim Bakker.

She also took the time to point out a rather inconvenient statistic for Murdoch’s argument.

Murdoch has been criticized on many occasions for his thoughts shared on Twitter, including his tweets on Ridley Scott’s Exodus. He joined Twitter back in January 2012 and has over 547,000 followers, compared to Rowling’s over 4 million followers.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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