Taslima Nasreen issues clarification after facing criticism for distasteful tweet on Moeen Ali
Taslima Nasreen bizarrely stated that Moeen Ali would have joined ISIS had he not been busy with cricket.
Updated - Apr 6, 2021 9:49 pm
Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has clarified her distasteful tweet on England cricketer Moeen Ali. While the England all-rounder is busy preparing for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), his name has been doing the rounds on social media constantly for the last few days.
A few days ago, reports claimed that Moeen had asked the CSK management to remove the logo of an alcohol brand from his jersey. Moeen reportedly wanted the SNJ 10000 logo removed from his CSK match jersey as it is a surrogate product brand of Chennai-based SNJ Distilleries. Moeen doesn’t support logos of alcohol brands on any of his jerseys, be it for England or any other domestic side he plays for around the world.
However, the reports were later quashed by CSK CEO Kasi Vishwanathan. And on Monday, his name started doing the rounds on social media once again when Taslima took to Twitter to take a shot at him. The 58-year old, who never shies away from criticising Islam, stated that Moeen would have joined militant group ISIS in Syria had he not been busy playing cricket.
“If Moeen Ali were not struck with cricket, he would have gone to Syria to join ISIS,” she wrote on Twitter.
Here is the tweet from Taslima Nasreen:
‘My tweet was sarcastic’
Taslima Nasreen has been facing severe criticism from several quarters for her distasteful tweet. On Tuesday, few England cricketers also slammed her for her tweet. And with the matter getting out of hands, she took to Twitter to issue an clarification. Taslima insisted that her tweet regarding Moeen was a sarcastic one.
She stated that the ‘haters’ made an issue out of the tweet to humiliate her just because she tries to secularize the Muslim society.
“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. One of the greatest tragedies of humankind is pro-women leftists support anti-women Islamists.”
Here is her clarification 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. One of the greatest tragedies of humankind is pro-women leftists support anti-women Islamists.
— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) April 6, 2021