IPL 2021: CSK’s Moeen Ali gets support from Jofra Archer after Taslima Nasreen’s controversial Tweet- Jofra Archer might be an aggressive bowler on the field but the England pacer won hearts with his calm and composed reply to Bangladesh author Taslima Nasreen on Tuesday.
Taslima had said that England all-rounder Moeen Ali would have joined the global terrorist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) if he wasn’t playing cricket. “If Moeen Ali were not stuck with cricket, he would have gone to Syria to join ISIS,” Taslima tweeted.
Archer, who has 96 international wickets under his belt, did not take it lightly and wrote: “Are you okay ? I don’t think you’re okay.”
The Bangladesh author tried to calm things down and later claimed that her tweet on Moeen was “sarcastic” in nature.
“Haters know very well that my Moeen Ali tweet was sarcastic. But they made that an issue to humiliate me because I try to secularize Muslim society & I oppose Islamic fanaticism. One of the greatest tragedies of humankind is pro-women leftists support anti-women Islamists,” she wrote.
But Archer urged her to delete the tweet as it was in no way funny or “sarcastic”.
“Sarcastic ? No one is laughing , not even yourself , the least you can do is delete the tweet,” Archer tweeted.
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
IPL 2021: Moeen Ali’s father disappointed after his son being targetted out of all people
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.