Tunisian authorities had a nightclub shut down and begun an investigation after a DJ (Dax J) played a recording of a Muslim call to prayer remix, officials confirmed on Monday. Two European Dj’s played at a party on Friday as part of Orbit music festival near a resort in Hammamet.
The governor of Nabeul – Mnaouar Ouertani told Agence France-Presse “After confirming the facts, we decided to close this nightclub”. The nightclub manager was detained and questioned for violations against good morals and public outrage against modesty. The governor 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 had this to comment: “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 also added: “It was never my intention to upset or cause offence to anybody”.