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J.K. Rowling takes on Rupert Murdoch after tweet about Muslims

In a tweet sent on Sunday, Rowling wrote: ‘I was born Christian. If that makes Rupert Murdoch my responsibility, I'll auto-excommunicate’

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Novelist J.K. Rowling tweeted slamming Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Sunday for saying Muslims must bear the responsibility for the Paris attacks.

In a tweet posted on Sunday, Rowling wrote: “I was born Christian. If that makes Rupert Murdoch my responsibility, I'll auto-excommunicate.”

In what appears to be a sarcastic tweet, she writes that the “Spanish Inquisition was my fault, as is all Christian fundamentalist violence.”

Rowling also responds to a user who called Islam “anti-human,” by saying “eight times more Muslims have been killed by so-called Islamic terrorists than non-Muslims,” and attaching a link to corroborate her statement.

Murdoch faces backlash following a number of tweets which angered some of his followers, who criticized Murdoch for pointing fingers at Islam and holding the religion responsible for the actions of extremists.

Rowling is world-known for her Harry Potter book series which has been made into a hugely successful film franchise.