Junaid Jamshed's sexist remark causes outrage on social media

The singer-turned-televangelist's controversial remarks sent Twitter users in a frenzy


Entertainment Desk July 21, 2015
The ex-singer's misogynist beliefs and interpretations of the Holy Book, sent Twitter users in a frenzy. PHOTO: BBC

Junaid Jamshed is not new to controversy, this time he has people fuming on social media over his sexist remark on a TV show, declaring that "Allah dislikes that any woman should be named [in the Quran]."



Read: Junaid Jamshed and the ‘maternal instinct’

The singer-turned-televangelist's seemingly misogynist beliefs and interpretations of the Holy Quran sent Twitter users in a frenzy as they expressed their outrage on the micro-blogging site.

One of them being the Academy and Emmy Award winning filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid who deemed Junaid a hyprocite:
https://twitter.com/sharmeenochinoy/status/623207297020399618

Another questioned the religious scholar who guided the pop star towards Islam:
https://twitter.com/Fooofipooofi/status/623410179577528325

Others were baffled by his comments:



One took out his anger by poking fun at him:


And some even decided to give him a reality check:


https://twitter.com/sharmeenochinoy/status/623207847090765824


One was hopeful for him, wishing God would guide him (the sooner the better!):
https://twitter.com/SRP_Kashmiri/status/623162577619517444

Others were not so kind:

https://twitter.com/ChachiChatters/status/622648695830351872


https://twitter.com/Pugnate/status/622118661453684736
https://twitter.com/sharmeenochinoy/status/623207297020399618


There were even questions posed towards the justice system!



Hamza Ali Abbasi, who never misses an opportunity to comment on current affairs, took to Facebook to express himself.

He was deeply disappointed by Junaid's remarks:

Read: An open letter to Junaid Jamshed

Junaid Jamshed was soon forced to respond. Here's his clarification:



COMMENTS (44)

Atheist_Pakisani | 6 years ago | Reply Women is not equal to men in Islam. You must be fool to think otherwise.
Mohammad Rizwan | 6 years ago | Reply don't criticize Junaid Jamshed. please ask matter from any mufti. people should not criticize any person without verification of Islamic matters.
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