Moeen Ali has been involved in a shocking and unexpected internet wildness when a Bangladeshi-Swedish writer, Taslima Nasreen, made a controversial remark on the England all-rounder.
On Monday, Nasreen took to Twitter to say that Moeen Ali would have joined the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) had he not picked up cricket as a profession.
“If Moeen Ali were not stuck with cricket, he would have gone to Syria to join ISIS,”tweeted Taslima Nasreen.
In quick time, the tweet received heavy criticism, not just from internet users, but several English cricketers also stood in support of Moeen Ali and asked netizens to report the tweet. Later, Nasreen, in her defence, said that her previous tweet was intended as sarcasm – but the netizens were not having any of her. Speedster Jofra Archer told her that the tweet was not at all funny and that she should delete it.
Sarcastic ? No one is laughing , not even yourself , the least you can do is delete the tweet https://t.co/Dl7lWdvSd4
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) April 6, 2021
Moeen Ali’s father condemns Taslima Nasreen for her “Islamophobic statement”
Now, Munir Ali, Moeen’s father, has come out and slammed the Bangladeshi author for her “Islamaphobic” and “vile poisonous” remarks. Speaking to The Indian Express, Munir Ali said that he is “hurt and shocked” at the author’s views and that she doesn’t have respect for herself, nor for others.
“I am hurt and shocked to read Taslima Nasreen’s vile remark against my son Mooen. 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 Ali told The Indian Express.
The father of the World Cup-winning all-rounder is utterly disgusted by Taslima Nasreen and says that he will confront her if they meet one day. Munir is proud of his son, and is upset that Nasreen targeted Moeen for her “agenda.” Moeen Ali will soon be seen in the yellow jersey of the Chennai Super Kings, who roped the all-rounder for INR 7 crore in the February auction for IPL 2021.
“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 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.
“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 added.