'Social media is a gift for the malign': JK Rowling opens up on death threats and her war on trolls
'Social media is a gift for the malign': JK Rowling opens up on death threats and her war on trolls

'I sort of have a bit of a love-hate relationship with it now. I can happily go for a few days without getting into a pub brawl,' Rowling said

Salman Rushdie, 75, is being nursed to health by secret girlfriend Rachel Eliza Griffiths, 43
Salman Rushdie, 75, is being nursed to health by secret girlfriend Rachel Eliza Griffiths, 43

Rachel Griffiths, who is 32 years junior to the acclaimed author, spent 18 days with him at Civitella Ranieri Castle in Umbria last month

How 2018 Middle-East trip changed Hadi Matar: Salman Rushdie attacker's mother Silvana Fardos DISOWNS son
How 2018 Middle-East trip changed Hadi Matar: Salman Rushdie attacker's mother Silvana Fardos DISOWNS son

Silvana Fardos said Hadi Matar isolated himself in the basement and refused to talk to family members for months after his 2018 trip

'Can finally exhale': Padma Lakshmi 'relieved' ex-husband Salman Rushdie is off ventilator after brutal stabbing
'Can finally exhale': Padma Lakshmi 'relieved' ex-husband Salman Rushdie is off ventilator after brutal stabbing

Lakshmi said she had been ‘worried and wordless’ after Rushdie was repeatedly stabbed by Hadi Matar at a public speaking event in Chautauqua, New York

'You are next': Twitter ignores sick death threat against JK Rowling from Islamic extremist
'You are next': Twitter ignores sick death threat against JK Rowling from Islamic extremist

In a tweet, JK Rowling expressed her horror at the attack on Salman Rushdie when one reponder threatened to harm her

Salman Rushdie was guarded by TWO cops onstage who watched as author was stabbed
Salman Rushdie was guarded by TWO cops onstage who watched as author was stabbed

A trooper and deputy were assigned to provide security at the event at the request of the Chautauqua Institution

Salman Rushdie is off the ventilator and said to be 'joking' a day after being brutally stabbed
Salman Rushdie is off the ventilator and said to be 'joking' a day after being brutally stabbed

Hadi Matar, the suspect in Rushdie's stabbing, pleaded not guilty during an arraignment on Saturday afternoon, July 13

'Never saw any red flags': Neighbors describe Hadi Matar as 'loner' as Salman Rushdie attacker pleads NOT guilty
'Never saw any red flags': Neighbors describe Hadi Matar as 'loner' as Salman Rushdie attacker pleads NOT guilty

Hadi Matar, the suspect in the stabbing of 'The Satanic Verses' author Salman Rushdie, was charged with attempted murder and assault

THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA: From John Bolton to Salman Rushdie, how Iran is targeting Americans with impunity
THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA: From John Bolton to Salman Rushdie, how Iran is targeting Americans with impunity

Bolton and Pompeo including Trump earlier faced death threats from Tehran after US drone strike killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani two years ago

How LAX security led to Salman Rushdie’s stabbing: Bags allowed inside, no metal detectors or checkpoint
How LAX security led to Salman Rushdie’s stabbing: Bags allowed inside, no metal detectors or checkpoint

According to multiple witnesses, Matar was able to easily approach Salman Rushdie by running onstage and approaching him from the back

Salman Rushdie net worth: Author once stayed in a safe house with bomb-proof curtains due to death threats
Salman Rushdie net worth: Author once stayed in a safe house with bomb-proof curtains due to death threats

Salman Rushdie lived in secret for a decade, after a fatwa on him was issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1989

Salman Rushdie attack: Nerves in author's arms severed, he may lose an eye, and is on ventilator after liver damage
Salman Rushdie attack: Nerves in author's arms severed, he may lose an eye, and is on ventilator after liver damage

Salman Rushdie was treated by a doctor on the stage before being airlifted to a nearby hospital by helicopter

JK Rowling, Stephen King and others condemn ‘HORRIFYING’ attack on Salman Rushdie
JK Rowling, Stephen King and others condemn ‘HORRIFYING’ attack on Salman Rushdie

The Booker Prize winner, who is still unable to speak, was rushed to the hospital and was put on a ventilator after the incident

‘Fatwa fired like a bullet’: Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei hails Salman Rushdie stabbing
‘Fatwa fired like a bullet’: Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei hails Salman Rushdie stabbing

After Salman Rushdie’s book ‘The Satanic Verses’ sparked outrage among Muslims in Britain, Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa - a death sentence - in 1989

Hadi Matar: New Jersey man, 24, who stabbed Salman Rushdie had sympathies for Iran's Revolutionary Guards
Hadi Matar: New Jersey man, 24, who stabbed Salman Rushdie had sympathies for Iran's Revolutionary Guards

While the authorities are still investigating the motive behind his attack, they believe that Matar acted alone and had no accomplices

How Salman Rushdie's stabbing unfolded: Blood erupted in spurts as author was knifed upto 15 times on NY stage
How Salman Rushdie's stabbing unfolded: Blood erupted in spurts as author was knifed upto 15 times on NY stage

Salman Rushdie was rushed to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and is reportedly on a ventilator

JK Rowling joins Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood among others to slam 'cancel culture' amid trans controversy
JK Rowling joins Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood among others to slam 'cancel culture' amid trans controversy

Pulitzer-prize winner Anne Applebaum who is leading the movement warns that 'Twitter mobs' and Trump are placing 'restraints on freedom of speech'

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