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‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling rips Murdoch over tweet

'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling took Rupert Murdoch to task on Twitter on Sunday.Lucas Jackson/REUTERS/Dan Hallman/Invision/AP ‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling took Rupert Murdoch to task on Twitter on Sunday.

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling is waving her magic wand at Rupert Murdoch after the media magnate tweeted about Muslims and the Paris terror attacks.

Murdoch wrote that “maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.”

In response, Rowling sarcastically tweeted Sunday: “I was born Christian. If that makes Rupert Murdoch my responsibility, I’ll auto-excommunicate.”

The celebrated author later responded to another Twitter user by quipping, “The Spanish Inquisition was my fault, as is all Christian fundamentalist violence. Oh, and Jim Bakker.”

Seventeen people were killed in Paris last week, including journalists at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine and three police officers.

One of the terror fiends, who killed five innocents, pledged his allegiance to ISIS in a video released Sunday.

Murdoch’s comment has been retweeted nearly 6,000 times. He refused to back down, later writing that “big jihadist danger looming everywhere from Philippines to Africa to Europe to US. Political correctness makes for denial and hypocrisy.”

He did also pay homage to one of the slain officers, reminding people to remember “the heroic sacrifice of Ahmed Merabet, Muslim police officer whose funeral was today.”

Rowling took some heat on Twitter as well, with one critic even making reference to her iconic “Harry Potter” characters.

“If Harry shared your cowardly apologist attitude the Death Eaters would have killed him & his friends by the third book,” the user wrote.

“Smart move, choosing to make your argument by referencing themes in Harry Potter,” Rowling replied. “Keep that up, you’re bound to win!”

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter also threw “political correctness” out the window with a tweet about the attacks: “France today: Muslims slaughtered a dozen Frenchmen – LET’S PARTY!”

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