Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen made a distasteful post about CSK’s new recruit Moeen Ali.
“If Moeen Ali were not stuck with cricket, he would have gone to Syria to join ISIS,” she tweeted.
The cricketer’s father in a report in The Indian Express has expressed his disappointment about the remarks made by the author.
“I am hurt and shocked to read Taslima Nasreen’s vile remark against my son Mooen. In her “clarifying” tweet, where she described her original remark as sarcasm, she also says she stands against fundamentalism. If she looks into a mirror, she will know what she tweeted is what is fundamentalist – a vicious stereotype against a Muslim person, a clearly Islamophobic statement. Someone who doesn’t have self-respect and respect for others can only stoop to this level,” he said.
“If I get to meet her someday, I will tell what I really think of her on her face. For now, I would ask her to pick a dictionary and see the meaning of sarcasm. It’s not what she thinks it is. It’s not spewing vile poisonous stuff against someone you don’t even know and then retracting it by saying it was sarcasm,” he added.