Police drop investigation into ‘online threat’ made to JK Rowling

A police investigation into an “online threat” to JK Rowling over her support for stabbing victim Sir Salman Rushdie has been dropped. The Harry Potter author, 57, shared screenshots of a message from a user who wrote “don’t worry you…

Investigators seek more time to comb through evidence in Salman Rushdie stabbing case

Officials are looking through tens of thousands of pieces of evidence in the investigation surrounding the stabbing of bestselling author Salman Rushdie last month. Hadi Matar, 24, is accused of stabbing Rushdie roughly a dozen times at the Chautauqua Institution…

Sir Salman Rushdie attack suspect ‘only read two pages’ of Satanic Verses

The man accused of stabbing Sir Salman Rushdie has reportedly said he has only read two pages of the author’s controversial novel The Satanic Verses. Hadi Matar, 24, has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the assault at an…

Police probe threat to JK Rowling over Salman Rushdie support

Police are investigating an online threat to JK Rowling, after she tweeted support for Salman Rushdie following his attack in the US. The Harry Potter author, 57, shared screenshots of a message stating: “Don’t worry, you are next”. The same…

Fatwa? Salman Rushdie stabbed on lecture stage

Author Salman Rushdie, who suffered years of Islamist death threats after writing The Satanic Verses, has been attacked on stage in New York state. The Booker Prize winner, 75, was speaking at an event at the Chautauqua Institution at the…

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