Kozhikode: Noted film director and ardent critic of Islam Ali Akbar announced here on Saturday that he is quitting Islam.
He announced his decision to quit Islam through a Facebook post on Saturday.
The FB post said he and his wife were giving up Islam in protest against social media posts that celebrated the tragic demise of Chief Defence Staff Bipin Ravath and his wife in a helicopter crash the other day.
He condemned those who put smiley emotions and expressed jubilant mood in the social media posts that carried the news about the tragic death of Gen Rawat, his wife and 11 defence personnel.
The FB post by Ali Akbar said “I am no more a Muslim from today. I am an Indian” Slamming the anti-nationals who apparently belonged to the minority community, Ali Akbar expressed anguish and resentment over the rejoicing mood expressed by them at the death of General Rawat and others.
Ali Akbar is directing the controversial film “1921”, the story of which is based on the Mappila Rebellion of Malabar.