Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has sparked a huge controversy on social media with her latest comments over Moeen Ali. Nasreen recently took to her official Twitter handle and claimed that Moeen would’ve been working for ISIS had he not been playing for the England cricket team.
“If Moeen Ali were not stuck with cricket, he would have gone to Syria to join ISIS,” Nasreen tweeted.
As expected, Nasreen’s statement didn’t go well with many fans and cricketers as they criticized the author for her controversial comments.
However, she defended her post by saying it was just a “sarcastic” tweet.
“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,” Nasreen added.
Moeen Ali’s father Munir Ali was shocked that Taslima picked his son of all people to make a “vile remark”.
Describing her post as a clear “Islamaphobic statement”, Munir said, “I am hurt and shocked to read Taslima Nasreen’s vile remark against my son. In her “clarifying” tweet, where she described her original remark as sarcasm, she also said 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,” Ali’s father told indianexpress.com.