NEW YORK (TheBlaze/AP) — J.K. Rowling on Sunday took aim at Rupert Murdoch with some biting words.
The "Harry Potter" author responded sharply to Murdoch's tweet earlier in the week saying that while "Maybe most Moslems peaceful," they must be held responsible for "their growing jihadist cancer" until they destroy it:
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
Friday's tweet from the News Corp head came two days after the deadly terrorist attack in Paris at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. The media mogul also tweeted: "Political correctness makes for denial and hypocrisy."
In response, Rowling posted a tweet attacking Murdoch. She wrote that since she was "born Christian," she would "auto-excommunicate" if Murdoch is her responsibility.
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
Rowling also mockingly accepted the blame for the Spanish Inquisition and for any violence by Christian fundamentalists.
.@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
"Oh, and Jim Bakker," she added, referring to the American televangelist who was jailed for fraud.
Rowling also hopped on an argument that far more Muslims have been killed by "so-called Islamic terrorists" than non-Muslims: