Taslima Nasreen is a controversial figure. She gained fame when she started writing a lot about feminism and started writing extremely critically about Islam. This led to her receiving death threats in Bangladesh, her home country. And hence, she has been living in exile since 1994. India, especially Hindus, have supported her a lot during this exile and have given her fame, food and protection from fundamentalist Muslims who would kill her at the first chance.
But, it seems she has now shifted her gun towards Hinduism, without taking the time to truly understand it. She openly calls Hindus superstitious and asks why Hindus do not criticize our irrational faith.
Oh my dear superstitious religious Hindus! Some of you hate Islam & Muslims! Right?Why don't you sometimes criticize your irrational faith?
— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) April 25, 2016
Of course, Twitter did not take lightly to this. Here is how Twitter reacted:
@taslimanasreen Majority of Indians believe in Vedic Wisdom traditions, only those which are scientifically correlated😄
— சாந்தனு Chakravarty 🇮🇳 🇺🇸শান্তনু চক্রবর্তী 🚩 (@Shantanu_KP007) April 25, 2016
@taslimanasreen 1. No "irrational" belief is needed to be a Hindu. 2. "Reason" is not the highest touchstone.
Open invite for debate.
— Sankrant Sanu सानु संक्रान्त ਸੰਕ੍ਰਾਂਤ ਸਾਨੁ (@sankrant) April 25, 2016
@taslimanasreen Oh my dear Taslima….The difference is our superstitions have no place of BOMBING and BEHEADING ppl. SillyComparisons.
— OCD (@Anuzzzzzzz12) April 25, 2016
@Bhuttozardari1 @taslimanasreen actually hindus are some of the worst critics of their religion (and not just the 'sickular' ones)
— Namrata Singh (@sachi9cat) April 25, 2016
@taslimanasreen Proud to state that I'm irrational. Teachings of Gita/Durga Slokas/Gayatri Mantra inspires/soothes me in my daily life.
— জয়তি Chakravorti 🇮🇳 (@Jayati69) April 25, 2016
@taslimanasreen Hindus won't issue fatwa to behead u for your comments but whom are u trying to impress ?
— My_Voice (@Srikulkarnisri) April 26, 2016
@taslimanasreen The same superstitious Hindus gave you shelter in our country wen ur people made u to flee ur country. U hav givn bst reward
— Hind Desh 🇮🇳 (@DeshNM) April 26, 2016
Maybe Taslima should learn something about Hinduism before criticizing it.