Taslima Nasreen made a bad remark against England all-rounder Moeen Ali in a recent tweet.
Moeen Ali has been in the news ever since he has requested his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings to remove the alcohol brand from his jersey. While the initial report came that the CSK has agreed to it, later they denied it. However, famous Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen then passed a vile remark on Moeen Ali, saying that he would have joined ISIS had he not picked cricket as a profession.
However, this didn’t godown well for Moeen Ali’s father Munir Ali, who said: ‘I am hurt and shocked’. However, Nasreen later defended her post, citing that it was “sarcastic” in nature.
“Haters know very well that my Moeen Ali tweet was sarcastic. But they made that an issue to humiliate me because I try to secularize Muslim society & I oppose Islamic fanaticism,” she tweeted.
Munir Ali, while speaking to The Indian Express, lashed out at the Bangladeshi writer, saying her post was an “Islamaphobic statement”.
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“In her ‘clarifying’ tweet, where she described her original remark as sarcasm, she also says she stands against fundamentalism. If she looks into a mirror, she will know what she tweeted is what is fundamentalist – a vicious stereotype against a Muslim person, a clearly Islamophobic statement. Someone who doesn’t have self-respect and respect for others can only stoop to this level.” Munir was quoted saying.
“Truth be told, I am really angry, but I know I would be playing into the hands of people like her if I let my rage get out of control. If I get to meet her someday, I will tell her what I really think of her on her face. For now, I would ask her to pick a dictionary and see the meaning of sarcasm,” he added.
“It’s not what she thinks it is. It’s not spewing vile poisonous stuff against someone you don’t even know and then retracting it by saying it was sarcasm. Of all the people to pick on for her agenda, I can’t believe she has chosen my son. Everyone in the cricketing world knows the person he is,” he further shared.
Meanwhile, another Jofra Archer backed Moeen Ali and hit out heavily on Nasreen after she defended her previous tweet about Ali. CSK bought Moeen Ali for Rs. 7 crore in the mini IPL auction in February. He is currently in Mumbai with the squad for the new IPL season as well.