Social Justice

Taslima Nasreen's 'ISIS' Tweet About Moeen Ali Slammed

BP World Bureau | Apr 07 2021 11:22:09 AM
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Author Taslima Nasreen has been slammed for her tweets that mocked Moeen Ali saying that he might as well join ISIS if he didn't get a career in cricket. 

English Cricketer Moeen Ali reportedly refused to sport an alcohol brand on his Chennai Super Kings jersey over his religious beliefs. 

"If Moeen Ali were not stuck with cricket, he would have gone to Syria to join ISIS," she tweeted. 

Her tweets were condemned by several activists as well as English cricketers themselves.

After she was slammed, she said that her tweet was sarcastic. Later, she deleted her tweet.

Taslima Nasreen is a Bangladesh-based writer and activist. She had been critical of Islamic fundamentalism and its oppression of women.

She criticized the practice of burqa and hijab. While activists had appreciated her for breaking out of fundamentalism, she was constantly criticised for vilifying and stereotyping Muslims. 

Twitterati pointed out how Nasreen’s tweet immediately perpetuated Muslims as potential terrorists or extreme fundamentalists.