A Nightclub in Tunisia has been shut down after a DJ caused outrage with a remix of the Muslim call to Prayer

A European DJ causes offence after playing a dance remix of the Muslim call to prayer at a nightclub.

A video, widely shared online since Sunday, shows clubbers dancing to music that includes the call to prayer at the club in the north-east town of Nabeul.The footage sparked a storm of debate on social media.


London-born, Berlin-based electronic artist Dax J (pictured above) was playing Orbit Festival in the north-east Tunisian town of Nabeul last Friday (March 31) when he played a remix of the adhan, the sacred Islamic call to worship.

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The venue where it took place, the El Guitone nightclub has since been closed by authorities. Mnaouar Ouertani, the governor of Nabeul, told Agence France-Presse that the club’s manager had been detained “for violation against good morals and public outrage against modesty”. He added: “We will not allow attacks against religious feelings and the sacred”.

Organisers of the Orbit festival apologised on Monday in a post on the event’s Facebook page, but said it took no responsibility for the offensive tune.

“Dax J is English and played the track recently in Europe” and did not realize “it might offend an audience from a Muslim country like ours”, they said.

The DJ also apologised. “I want to offer my sincere apologies to anyone who may have been offended by music that I played at Orbit festival in Tunisia on Friday,” Dax J said. “It was never my intention to upset or cause offence to anybody.”

Ref : The Guardian

Note : We are not watching or loading the footage because it is a disrespect of Adhan.



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