Bangladesh-born author Taslima Nasreen stirred a serious controversy on social media on Tuesday when she remarked that English cricketer Moeen Ali would have joined terrorist outfit Syria if he wasn’t a cricketer.
Her tweet learn: “If Moeen Ali weren’t caught with cricket, he would have gone to Syria to affix ISIS”.
The 58-year-old creator later clarified that her remarks had been sarcasm and she or he additionally stands in opposition to fundamentalism and it absolutely did not sit nicely with Moeen’s father Munir Ali, who in a column for English each day Indian Categorical, expressed his dissatisfaction on the ‘vile toxic’ remarks made by Taslima.
“In her ‘clarifying’ tweet, the place she described her authentic comment as sarcasm, she additionally says she stands in opposition to fundamentalism,” Munir wrote. “If she seems to be right into a mirror, she is going to know what she tweeted is what’s fundamentalist – a vicious stereotype in opposition to a Muslim particular person, a clearly Islamophobic assertion. Somebody who doesn’t have self-respect and respect for others can solely stoop to this stage.”
Munir, who revealed that his father got here to the UK from Mirpur in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and his mom is English, mentioned he’s angered about the entire episode and can prefer to let his emotions be obvious to Taslime on her face.
“Fact be advised, I’m actually offended, however I do know I might be enjoying into the palms of individuals like her if I let my rage get uncontrolled. If I get to fulfill her sometime, I’ll inform her what I actually consider her on her face. For now, I might ask her to choose a dictionary and see the which means of sarcasm.
“It’s not what she thinks it’s. It’s not spewing vile toxic stuff in opposition to somebody you don’t even know after which retracting it by saying it was sarcasm. Of all of the folks to choose on for her agenda, I can’t consider she has chosen my son. Everybody within the cricketing world is aware of the particular person he’s,” he added.