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Transsexual author reportedly threatens to slit JK Rowling's throat in now-deleted tweet after penning fantasy in which 'Harry Potter' author is crushed to death

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A transsexual horror author and cosignatory to the Feb. 15 letter denouncing the New York Times for its inconsistent deference to LGBT propaganda allegedly tweeted a threat to slit the throat of "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling.

Gretchen (formerly Micah) Felker-Martin, published by a subsidiary of the book giant Macmillan and represented by Connor Goldsmith, wrote in a now-deleted tweet on Feb. 12, "If they all had one throat, man," after naming Rowling among other writers he accused of "transphobia," reported the Daily Mail.

Felker-Martin penned a work of agitprop last year, which he touted as a "depraved psychosexual horrorshow."

The book, put out by Tor Nightfire, pits two murderous men masquerading as females against real women and depicts Rowling dying a gruesome death, crushed in her home following a fire.

While the thinly veiled murder fantasy wherein protagonists hunt down feminists was celebrated by NPR, the New Yorker, Vox Media's Vulture, and other leftist outfits, Julie Bindel, co-founder of the law reform group Justice for Women, and other concerned feminists recognized it as "misogynistic bile."

Bindel additionally raised the question of where "Felker-Martin's novel stands in relation to laws on incitement to violence."

While it may be unclear whether the novel constitutes incitement, the transsexual author has a history of explicitly calling for violence off the page.

In the wake of the Dobbs ruling, which overturned Roe V. Wade, Felker-Martin tweeted a picture of communist mass murderer Vladimir Lenin's "Socialism and War" with the caption "Enough with peaceful protest," adding, "Time for kitchen knives."

Felker-Martin's recent suggestion that defenders of womanhood like Rowling are fit for slaughter came just days before he signed an open letter from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to the Times, which accused the paper of "editorial bias" concerning its "reporting on transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people."

The letter claimed that the Times' occasional "charged language" concerning the mutilation of confused children was laden with "pseudoscience" and compared the critical discussion of "puberty blockers, hormone replacement therapy, and gender⁠-⁠affirming surgeries" to the alleged demonization of "queers through the ostensible reporting of science."

After receiving the letter, the Times' executive editor and opinion editor responded, writing, "We do not welcome, and will not tolerate, participation by Times journalists in protests organized by advocacy groups or attacks on colleagues on social media and other public forums."

The Times then published Pamela Paul's opinion piece, "In Defense of J.K. Rowling," on Jan. 16. The article called out the "noisy fringe of the internet and a number of powerful transgender rights activists and L.G.B.T.Q. lobbying groups" who have labelled Rowling a "transphobe."

Paul noted in the piece that the campaign launched against Rowling by radicals such as Felker-Martin (she does not mention him by name) "is as dangerous as it is absurd. The brutal stabbing of Salman Rushdie last summer is a forceful reminder of what can happen when writers are demonized. And in Rowling’s case, the characterization of her as a transphobe doesn’t square with her actual views."

Paul stressed that the reason why activists and men pretending to be women loathe Rowling "is straightforward: Because she has asserted the right to spaces for biological women only, such as domestic abuse shelters and sex-segregated prisons. Because she has insisted that when it comes to determining a person’s legal gender status, self-declared gender identity is insufficient. Because she has expressed skepticism about phrases like 'people who menstruate' in reference to biological women. Because she has defended herself and, far more important, supported others, including detransitioners and feminist scholars, who have come under attack from trans activists."

The New York Post noted that journalist Jesse Singal, also named in Felker-Martin's alleged death threat tweet, questioned why such violent rhetoric was still permitted on the social media platform.

"If you are seen as being on the 'wrong' team, then if you quote-retweet one just a *bit* too snarkily, that's considered 'harassment.' But the 'good' people -- the 'be kind' crowd -- can threaten and harass you and tell you to kill yourself forever, and it's all good."

Singal suggested that at "a certain point, this really does get dangerous because all it takes is for one person to take action as a result of the steady drumbeat of incitement," noting that Felker-Martin's tweet had prompted other users to discuss "revenge" and the "catharsis" of the proposed throat-slitting.

Felker-Martin has apparently been banging that drum for some time.

Singal referenced a tweet from 2019 wherein the transsexual author reportedly wrote, "Cis people, fix your hearts* or die. *Bind Jesse Singal with strong rope and bring him to the quarry at the edge of town. Give him to us alive and unspoiled. Leave, and no matter the sounds you hear, do not look back."

Singal first drew the ire of transsexual activists with his article "When Children Say They're Trans: Hormones? Surgery? The choices are fraught—and there are no easy answers," published by the Atlantic in 2018.

The journalist told the Daily Mail that Felker-Martin's continued presence on Twitter "is simply the latest proof that Twitter doesn't actually care about violent threats. How many people do you have to threaten to kill before Twitter takes your account away?"

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