Moeen Ali’s father reacts to Taslima Nasreen’s remarks.
Taslima Nasreen, a Bangladeshi controversial writer made a vile remark on Moeen Ali on the Social Media platform Twitter.
Nasreen said that England all-rounder would have joined ISIS if he hadn’t picked cricket as a profession. This vile remark came after the news that England all-rounder Moeen Ali requested his franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to remove the alcoholic brand on his CSK jersey.
The news was later on denied by CSK. Moeen Ali’s teammates came in the support of his fellow teammate about the controversial remark of Taslima Nasreen.
Jofra Archer, Sam Billings, Ben Stokes, and Saqib Maqsood are the few names who raised his hands for Moeen Ali.
Taslima Nasreen got so much bashing for her remark and later on said that that tweet was sarcastic in nature.
Munir Ali, Moeen Ali’s father expresses his anger at Taslima Nasreen’s remarks. In an interview with The Indian Express, he said that Taslima’s remark is nothing sort but an ‘Islamophobic statement.’
“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 as saying of The Indian Express.
“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.
“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 said further.
Chennai Super Kings bought Moeen Ali at a huge price of INR 7 Crore at the IPL 2021 Auction. CSK will face off Delhi Capitals in its first IPL2021 assignment on 10th April at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.