“Islamophobic statement”, Moeen Ali’s father hits out at Taslima Nasreen for her vile remark on England all-rounder

Nasreen said Moeen would have joined ISIS had he not picked cricket as a profession.

Moeen Ali | CSK/TwitterMoeen Ali’s father Munir Ali has been left furious by Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen’s despicable comment on the England all-rounder.

In a tweet, Nasreen on Tuesday (April 6) wrote that Moeen would have joined ISIS had he not picked cricket as a profession.

Her comment came after it was reported in the Indian media that Moeen has refused to sport an alcohol brand on his Chennai Super Kings (CSK) jersey for the upcoming IPL.

The reports were later dismissed by CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan. No wonder, Nasreen has been facing flak from all quarters for her vile remark.

While she later defended her post by saying it was “sarcastic”, Moeen’s father called it an “Islamaphobic 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 said while speaking to 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 added.

Meanwhile, Moeen Ali’s England teammates have come out in his support, calling out Taslima Nasreen for her disgraceful remark.

Moeen Ali was bought by the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2021 auction for a whopping INR 7 crore. He had played for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from IPL 2018 to 2020.


By Salman Anjum - 07 Apr, 2021

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