Tunisia nightclub closed after Muslim call to prayer remix

Tunisia nightclub closed after Muslim call to prayer remix
The night club manager has been detained after footage of a DJ remixing the Muslim call to prayer sparked controversy on social media.
2 min read
04 Apr, 2017
DJ Dax J, who played the set, offered his 'sincere apologies' to those offended [Getty]
A nightclub in Tunisia has been closed after a DJ at the venue played a remix of the Muslim call to prayer, sparking outrage.

Footage of the night emerged on social media, showing the dance remix playing on Friday at the Orbit Festival in Tunisia's northeastern town of Nabeul.

"After confirming the facts, we decided to close this nightclub" until further notice, Mnaouar Ouertani, the town's governor, told AFP.

DJ Dax J offered his "sincere apologies" to anyone
who may have been offended [YouTube]

Ouertani said the manager of the El Guitone nightclub had been detained "for violation against good morals and public outrage against modesty". An investigation had also been opened into the matter, he added.

"We will not allow attacks against religious feelings and the sacred," Ouertani said.

Orbit Festival issued an apology on Facebook apologising for the actions of the British DJ. The festival's organisers said they "did not realise it might offend an audience from a Muslim country".

DJ Dax J, who played the offensive set, offered his "sincere apologies to anyone who may have been offended" by the mix.

"It was never my intention to upset or cause offence to anybody," he added.

Dax J has reportedly suspended his Facebook page after receiving multiple death threats.