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Old 18-09-2020, 05:22 PM   #1
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JK Rowling has been accused of Islamophobia after an extract of her 2014 crime novel The Silkworm was shared to Twitter.

The Edinburgh-based author, 55, who writes the Cormoran Strike books under the male pseudonym Robert Galbraith, wrote a passage in the second book of the series where detectives suggest that a 'woman in a burqa' fed a murder victim 'halal takeaway' before death.

The passage continued: 'Can you think of another way of totally concealing your face and body that wouldn’t make people challenge you?’

It comes following accusations of transphobia against the Harry Potter writer after she slammed an article that used the term 'people who menstruate' instead of 'women'.

The row worsened after her new book Troubled Blood was released on Tuesday, which tells the tale of a man who dresses as a woman to kill his victims - a trope in literature that's been criticised by activists for perpetuating negative stereotypes about transgender people.

Now, she has come under fire again over her 2014 book, which has been accused of playing into both Islamophobic and transphobic prejudices, after British writer Laurie Charles posted an extract of the novel on Twitter.

The novel tells the tale of Cormoran Strike and his young assistant, Robin Ellacott who are trying to solve the murder of novelist Owen Quine who has written a poison pen book about almost everyone he knows.

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Old 18-09-2020, 05:26 PM   #2
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Benjamin Butterworth furiously reading every book she's written to clutch at more straws?

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Old 18-09-2020, 05:29 PM   #3
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what even is islamophobia

hating on a group of fantasy ideas?

It does not even exist as Islam is a choice

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hating on a group of fantasy ideas?

It does not even exist as Islam is a choice

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it means hating on all muslims in general


first she's against transgenders, now against muslims, what is next is she against same-sex marriage too (wouldn't surprise me tbh)
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it means hating on all muslims in general


first she's against transgenders, now against muslims, what is next is she against same-sex marriage too (wouldn't surprise me tbh)

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Old 18-09-2020, 05:43 PM   #6
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first she's against transgenders, now against muslims, what is next is she against same-sex marriage too (wouldn't surprise me tbh)
she is very anti scottish as she once said "why dont these dirt skirt-wearing savages just f off back to Iceland or where ever they are from" at a childrens book signing in Falkirk

i was disgusted when i read that in The Daily Haggis and Courier
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Is there going to be a thread defending her against every tweet that has just 1300 RTs? Because it's getting boring to read
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Is there going to be a thread defending her against every tweet that has just 1300 RTs? Because it's getting boring to read
Fact is she shouldn't need to be defended when her views are perfectly reasonable.
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Only bad writers rely on outdated, clumsy, offensive tropes to pad out their books, looks like she’s gone downhill since HP.
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What do you find offensive about it?
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Have you read the book?
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now she is a bad writer?

bloody hell

All we need now is a long lens pic of her in a Maga hat and a tweet saying she never "liked Ashley Banjo anroad" and we can all shout BINGO
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I didn't say it did, its a pretty common opinion on her writing, and has been for decades
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Troubled blood is reviewing at 4.7 out of 5 on Amazon at mo

so im gonna say she is doing ok as a writer
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I didn't say it did, its a pretty common opinion on her writing, and has been for decades
Yep so common her bad writing made her a billionaire.
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Is there going to be a thread defending her against every tweet that has just 1300 RTs? Because it's getting boring to read
You'd think people would have long caught wise to the daily mail hand picking a few "outraged" tweets to cause further outrage but here we are
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You'd think people would have long caught wise to the daily mail hand picking a few "outraged" tweets to cause further outrage but here we are
Tibb has plenty so here we are.
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Which part of what she wrote is outdated or offensive?
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