JK Rowling has ridiculed anti-Islamic comments from media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Twitter, leading others to join her condemnation.
The author of the Harry Potter books was responding to Murdoch's tweets about the danger of radical Islam in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris last week. The head of News Corp tweeted on Saturday:
Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) January 10, 2015
Big jihadist danger looming everywhere from Philippines to Africa to Europe to US. Political correctness makes for denial and hypocrisy.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) January 10, 2015
Rowling condemned Murdoch, saying that she was "born Christian" but would excommunicate herself from the Church if that meant she had to take responsibility for Rupert Murdoch.
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
She added that her Christian faith would also make her responsible for the 15th-century Spanish Inquistion and for Jim Bakker, an Assemblies of God minister found guilty of fraud.
.@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
Rowling later tweeted a link to a report showing that eight times more Muslims than non-Muslims are killed by Al-Qaeda.
Many joined Rowling's condemnation, including those offering mock apologies for Murdoch. Australian Comedian Adam Hills tweeted:
Maybe all Australians lovely but until we recognise and destroy the growing pus sore that is @rupertmurdoch we must be held accountable.— Adam Hills (@adamhillscomedy) January 10, 2015