Tunisia: Banned “Call to Prayer Remix” now on-Line.
Prayer Remix: “Violation against Good Moral and Public Outrage Against Modesty”.
A video, widely shared online since Sunday, shows clubbers dancing at the weekend to music that includes the call to prayer at the club in the northeastern town of Nabeul.
The footage sparked a storm of debate on social media.
The party, near the popular resort of Hammamet, had been organised by two European DJs.
“After confirming the facts, we decided to close this nightclub” until further notice, Nabeul governor Mnaouar Ouertani told AFP.
He said an investigation had been opened and the club’s manager detained “for violation against good morals and public outrage against modesty”.
“We will not allow attacks against religious feelings and the sacred,” Ouertani said.
The organisers of the Orbit Festival apologised on Monday in a post on the event’s Facebook page.
The DJ “did not realise it might offend an audience from a Muslim country like ours” and “had no intention to anger or offend”, they said in their post.
(FRANCE 24 with AFP)
Jeune Afrique reports,
Organisatrice de l’événement qui s’est tenu de vendredi soir à dimanche matin, l’équipe d’Orbit Festival a de son côté « décliné toute responsabilité » et « présenté (ses) excuses », dans un message publié sur sa page officielle Facebook.
« Le DJ ‘Dax J’ est anglais et a joué ce titre récemment en Europe », il n’a pas réalisé « que cela pouvait offenser le public d’un pays musulman comme le nôtre », a-t-elle ajouté.
That is the Organisers of the event, Orbit Festival, have stated that the DJ, Dax J, is English, and they deny any responsibility for the incident, adding that they apologise, and that they had been as surprised at the incident as the general public and had acted after realising what was going on.
They add that the DJ has offered his “sincères excuses ” sincere apologies, for any offence caused.