Twitterati bash controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen for her stern words against Moeen Ali
Moeen is set to play for CSK in the 2021 edition of the IPL.
Updated - Apr 6, 2021 9:48 pm
Bangladesh writer Taslima Nasreen has sprung controversy after she said some stern words about Moeen Ali, the England all-rounder. The 58-year-old is known for her writings on criticism of religion and women’s oppression. For her writings, she received death threats from radical Muslim groups.
Later, she had to leave her country after which she adopted Swedish citizenship. As far as Moeen is concerned, he was in the news after reports of him, asking Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to remove a beer brand logo from his jersey, were doing the rounds.
Moeen was part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2020 after which the Virat Kohli-led unit decided to release him ahead of the auction. The Super Kings, then, shelled out INR 7 crore for the veteran all-round cricketer.
In the meantime, the Mymensingh-born Nasreen has again managed to court controversy with her comment on Moeen. She took to Twitter and wrote, “If Moeen Ali were not stuck with cricket, he would have gone to Syria to join ISIS.”
Here’s the tweet:
Here’s how the netizens slammed her:
A practising Muslim is a terrorist? Don’t do what the world does, Ma’am. Many of us don’t like organised religion. However, to call an individual a terrorist coz he chooses to express his faith is just not done. He didn’t force others to go his way. He just chose not to conform.
— Anuradha Exwaized (@anuradhaxyz) April 4, 2021
Just because he has beard and happen to be of Pakistani origin?
— Pulkit Singh (@iPulkitsingh) April 4, 2021
Very disappointing tweet from you.
Just because Moin Ali is a practicing Muslim you can say anything against him? It's not a joke at all.
— Shreyas Sharma (@ilooseoften) April 5, 2021
Reporting this tweet for its hateful content.
But yes, also tagging @Eoin16 @benstokes38 @jbairstow21 @josbuttler @KP24 @MichaelVaughan @StuartBroad8 @ECB_cricket @JofraArcher and @IPL to stand by Moeen Ali who is being targeted & labeled a terrorist for his religious beliefs.
— Doctor Roshan R 🌍 (@pythoroshan) April 6, 2021
On what basis do you make this claim or is it just your observation ?
— T-Rexxx (@NandyProtik) April 4, 2021
Aunty plijj go to some nice psychiatrist, u actually need it …
— Tahira 🇮🇳 (@Tahira40306523) April 6, 2021
Prejudiced to core…
Plz come out of this hate there are 99.99% Muslims living with love & empathy around the world.🙏🤗
— SAQ (@SAQBPR) April 6, 2021
One day you will burst with all this vile hatred inside you. Pathetic
— Devlina (@AarKiBolboBolo) April 6, 2021
ए pagaal औरत pic.twitter.com/VgTzcGNZD3
— urmil RAUTELA 📌 (@Tum_aur_main) April 6, 2021
You see, you need worry more about yourself than Moeen Ali.
He has a character whilst you have nothing but venom against him.
— Pearl Ivory (@PearlIvory3) April 6, 2021
Shame on you !! 🤢🤢🤢
— Mahira Malik (@Mahira_2153) April 6, 2021
— Shreyas Sharma (@ilooseoften) April 6, 2021
What a crap comment! Judge Moeen for his on field achievement! Applaud or criticize him for his cricketing performance. But don’t behave like a bigot & abuse him for his beard or for his looks!
— Rana Mitra (@RanaMitra15) April 6, 2021
Reporting this tweet for spreading violent and hatred. Kindly respect personal choices untill it affects you as an individual.
Mam,if it doesn't affects you at any level then refrain commenting or feeding them.We look upto you for your talent, don't let it take you down. Sigh!!
— Parbina Tamang (@TamangParbina) April 6, 2021
— आंदोलनजीवी Kiran/کرن/किरण (@Chivas_Desi) April 6, 2021
Meanwhile, CSK stated that Moeen didn’t make any request for the removal of the logo from his shirt. “There has been no request made by Moeen to CSK to remove any logo,” Kasi Vishwanathan, the Chief Executive Officer of Chennai Super Kings, was quoted as saying.
Moeen Ali lauds CSK and MS Dhoni
Before taking the field for CSK, Moeen heaped praises on the team for their structured approach. He also is looking forward to plying his trade under the leadership of the 39-year-old MS Dhoni, the three-time IPL-winning skipper.
“I think what differentiates CSK from other teams is actually how they structure everything – from the squad they have to the way they do things. They look a very calm franchise that doesn’t panic,” Moeen said.
“I’ve spoken to players who have played under MS and they tell me how he improves their game. I believe a great captain does that,” he added.
CSK’s opening game is against the Delhi Capitals (DC) on April 10 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Last year, they failed to make the IPL playoffs, the first time in the history of the IPL.