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JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, says Wiccans and Wizards cannot ‘Co-Exist’. In a Q-and-A Twitter discussion, Rowling talks wizards and faiths

JK Rowling, the bestselling author of the Harry Potter book series, defended against claims that the series doesn’t “reflect a diversity of belief systems.” She remained calm and poised, despite the accusations of her critics. She hosted a question and answer session with her followers on Twitter, encouraging them to ask her anything they wanted to know about Harry Potter and the series, and a flood of questions hit her feed.

To everyone asking whether their religion/belief/non-belief system is represented at Hogwarts JK Rowling answered that, “the only people I never imagined there are Wiccans. It’s a different concept of magic to the one laid out in the books, so I don’t really see how they can co-exist.”

Others questioned her inclusion of Jewish students, to which she brought up Anthony Goldstein, one of the original 40 students in Harry’s year. Goldstein was a Ravenclaw student, and celebrated Judaism as his own religious belief.

Among many thoughts on her popular series, JK Rowling shared regret for killing off one minor, but lovable, character by the name of Florean Fortescue, the owner of an ice cream parlor in Diagon Alley.

Potter Fans Everywhere Delight

New announcements have been made regarding a spin-off of the Harry Potter films. The screenplay will be written by JK Rowling, and will follow the adventures of Newt Scamander, the Wizard who wrote Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The films will follow a similar timeline, though they predate the Harry Potter arc by 80 years. She has hosted a wealth of new stories centered around Draco Malfoy, and even Dolores Umbridge, for Pottermore Christmas this year! Anyone eager to learn more about the characters they fell in love with, or love to hate, can dive right in for new backstories and history.

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