Harry Potter author J K Rowling stirred up a hornet's nest by stating that some of the campaigners of Scottish independence were Death Eaterish. JK Rowling is one of the people who campaigns against independent Scotland.
The author gave GBP 1 million to NGO Better Together that campaign for Scotland being a part of UK. Rowling used the terminology to criticize a group of Scottish nationalists who "demonise anyone who is not blindly and unquestionably pro-independence".
The author likened the group of nationalists who debate about lineage to the Death Eaters of her novel. Death Eaters are a group of evil wizards headed by Lord Voldemort. They are represented as a scary group of wizards who suck up happiness.
Rowlings critics blame her for entertaining a racialist idea by making the comment. The author's comments also broke out a separate row in Twitter. But Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said that like everyone else the author was also entitled to an opinion.
This is not the first time that the Scottish independence row is being compared to Rowling's novel. Last year the ambassadors of Japan and China to UK compared the attitudes of their governments over territorial disputes to that of Voldemort.