dubbed the « undisputed queen of Twitter, » best-selling British novelist J.K. Rowling is no stranger to perfectly shutting down hateful trolls and Islamophobes on the platform. . After the troll about the bacon sandwich and the mosque, J.K. Rowling hits back again by responding in the best way to an Islamophobic tweet earlier this week.
It all started with a tweet from American pop singer Ariana Grande who posted after the Las Vegas shooting: « My heart is breaking for Las Vegas. We need love, unity, peace, gun control & for people to look at this & call this what it is = terrorism. »
Scott Presler, who is Republican campaigner, asked Grande why she hadn’t called for « radical Islamic control » in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on her Manchester Arena concert. It was then that JK Rowling entered the scene by answering Scott Presler.
Wait a second;
You call for gun control now, but not for radical Islamic control after the attack at your concert in Manchester?#LasVegas
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) October 2, 2017
Islam doesn't kill people.
People kill people. pic.twitter.com/AtNVBwye6u
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 2, 2017
« Islam does not kill people. People kill people, » she wrote. A nice, simple and effective way to hit back at this Islamophobic in style. After all what else would you expect from a best-selling author?