Al-Qaeda to Rowling: “You’re Going Down.”
J.K. Rowling, Britain’s second richest woman and the author of the Harry Potter series, will be protected by a large crew of bodyguards during an upcoming interview on American television. The concern? That al-Qaeda might decide to target the high-profile author as a way of getting “maximum publicity for the jihadist cause.” This may sound ridiculous and, yes, it sort of is, but al-Qaeda has reportedly considered targeting celebrities like — I kid you not — Brad and Angelina.
Blake Hounshell notes, hilariously, that taking out Rowling would probably be a bad strategic move for al-Qaeda.
Thousands of irate Potter-heads would be storming the mountains of Waziristan in no time.