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.
Can’t believe this. Disgusting tweet. Disgusting individual https://t.co/g8O1MWyR81— Saqib Mahmood (@SaqMahmood25) April 6, 2021
Are you okay ? I don’t think you’re okay https://t.co/rmiFHhDXiO— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) April 6, 2021
Wtf is this .Moeen ali wont be a terrorist if he was not a cricketer .Htf do these account have Blue tick and speak sich rubbish 😭.Not Every Muslim is a terrorist 🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️ https://t.co/9woUgMhABQ— Adithya 🏏 ⚽ (@Adithya78620852) April 6, 2021
And hey haters - for f's sake, Moeen Ali isn't telling you not to drink alcohol (unlike Sanghi terror mobs that say no one can eat beef or else they will Lynch); he's merely saying HE does not want to advertise alcohol brands!— Kavita Krishnan (@kavita_krishnan) April 6, 2021
After she was slammed, she said that her tweet was sarcastic. Later, she deleted her tweet.
Sarcastic ? No one is laughing , not even yourself , the least you can do is delete the tweet https://t.co/Dl7lWdvSd4— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) April 6, 2021
Your tweet wasn’t sarcastic. It was rooted in bigotry. You were called out for your vile tweet. You weren’t humiliated. You were exposed by many people for your random, vicious comment. Good that @kavita_krishnan called you out. https://t.co/VtQHdcrsvM— Rohini Singh (@rohini_sgh) April 6, 2021
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.