In light of the recent comments by BJP’s official spokesperson’s on the Prophet Muhammed, which drew backlash from Arab countries, a social media post claiming that England cricketer Moeen Ali has tweeted demanding an apology from India in regard to the blasphemous statements insulting Prophet Muhammad is being widely shared. The post further claims that the cricketer has threatened to boycott the IPL and would never visit India if India fails to apologise. The post shares the screenshot of the alleged tweet by Moeen Ali. Through this article let’s fact-check veracity of the tweet.
Claim: England cricketer Moeen Ali tweets demanding an apology from India for insulting Prophet Muhammad.
Fact: Moeen Ali has not made any such statements over BJP spokesperson’s remarks on Prophet Muhammad. There are no news reports in this regard. As far as the viral tweet is concerned, it is made by a fan account which is being run in Moeen’s name. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
England cricketer Moeen Ali has not made any such statements as claimed in the viral post, in light of the recent controversy.
The viral tweet attributed to Moeen Ali is actually made by a fan account account which is being run in Moeen’s name. In the bio section of this Twitter account, it is mentioned as ‘unofficial’ & ‘commentary account’ of Moeen Ali.
Further, we could not find any official/verified social media accounts of Moeen Ali. Also, there are no news reports in this regard. Had the cricketer indeed made such statements, media would have reported it, however, we could not find any such news articles.
To sum it up, Moeen Ali did not demand apology from India over remarks against Prophet Mohammad.