Harry Potter author JK Rowling has conjured a comeback to a widely-criticised Rupert Murdoch tweet.
In a sarcastic swipe at the News Corp boss, Rowling pondered Murdoch’s theory that people of a certain faith are accountable for others of the same religion, and levelled it at herself.
“I was born Christian. If that makes Rupert Murdoch my responsibility, I’ll auto-excommunicate,” she said on Twitter, suggesting she would kick herself out of the religion.
Murdoch on Friday, after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, tweeted: “Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.”
Rowling’s comeback has so far been retweeted more than 17,000 times.
The popular British writer followed it up by taking responsibility for all extremist violence of the past carried out in the name of Christianity.
“The Spanish Inquisition was my fault, as is all Christian fundamentalist violence. Oh, and Jim Bakker,” she tweeted.
Rowling is not the only one to Tweet a witty reply to the media mogul’s opinion.
Australian comedian Adam Hills, adopting the grammatical style of Murdoch’s tweet, said: “Maybe all Australians lovely but until we recognise and destroy the growing pus sore that is @rupertmurdoch we must be held accountable.”
Rowling also tweeted the following in response to a tweet by an anti-Islam user:
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 11, 2015