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The Burning Of Harry Potter Books

Harry Potter book being burned by Trump supportersSo apparently people are now burning Harry Potter books because JK Rowling spoke against Donald Trump…


I guess these same people read the Harry Potter books yet somehow managed to miss *all* the major lessons of the storyline.

Not only are they burning the books but they are tweeting at JK Rowling about burning them, trying to punish her for speaking against Trump.

But she’s having none of it:

Screenshot of JK Rowling responding to Trump supporter burning Harry Potter books

Ha, you go girl.

Then again JK Rowling used to work for Amnesty International, where she met many people from countries where free speech was a criminal act. People who had simply said something a politician didn’t like and their entire families were murdered in retaliation.

Picture of Nazis burning books in 1933So she knows a thing or two about the value of defending free speech.

And to anyone out there thinking about burning Harry Potter books, why don’t you first read the books and pay attention this time? Or at the very least think to yourself, do you really want to be a part of that kind of thing? Just sayin!

“Where first they burn books, in the end they will burn people.”
-Heinrich Hein