#BBC: “Tunisia sentences British DJ for Muslim prayer remix”
A Tunisian court docket has sentenced a British DJ to a yr in jail after he performed a dance remix of the Muslim name to prayer.
The DJ, generally known as Dax J, was charged with public indecency and offending public morality.
He has already fled the nation, and made a public apology.
The nightclub was shut down after footage of the weekend’s occasion was shared on social media and sparked outrage.
A court docket spokesperson informed AFP information company that the court docket dismissed prices towards the nightclub proprietor and an occasion organiser, however the prosecution has appealed saying the 2 ought to have checked what the DJ could be enjoying.
The occasion was a part of Orbit Competition in Nabeul within the nation’s north-east.
The footage confirmed clubbers dancing to music performed by two European DJs.
The music included a dance model of the decision to prayer, the non secular act that Muslims carry out 5 instances a day.
“We will not allow attacks against religious feelings and the sacred,” the governor of Nabeul, Mnaouar Ouertani, stated when the membership was shut down.
Earlier within the week, the organisers of the Orbit Competition apologised in a publish on the occasion’s Fb web page, however stated that they didn’t settle for duty for the enjoying of any offensive music.
The DJ “did not realise it might offend an audience from a Muslim country like ours,” they stated within the publish (in French).
Dax J has supplied his “sincere apologies to anyone who may have been offended by music that I played at Orbit Festival in Tunisia on Friday”.
“It was never my intention to upset or cause offence to anybody,” he stated.