[/tvshowbiz/j-k-rowling/index.html JK Rowling] has been accused of Islamophobia after an extract of her 2014 [/news/crime/index.html crime] novel The Silkworm was shared to [/sciencetech/twitter/index.html 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. If you have any inquiries about the place and how to use [ Next], you can get in touch with us at our web-page.
JK Rowling has been accused of Islamophobia after an extract of her 2014 crime novel The Silkworm was shared to Twitter. The author, 55, who writes the Cormoran Strike books under the male pseudonym Robert Galbraith, wrote a passage in the second series of the book where detectives suggest a 'woman in a burqa' fed a murder victim 'halal takeaway' before death.
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 [ ].
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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