A nightclub in Tunisia has been shut down after footage emerged of a DJ enjoying a dance remix of the Muslim name to prayer, officers say.
Video shared on Sunday from the Orbit Pageant within the north-eastern city of Nabeul sparked outrage on social media websites.
The governor of Nabeul, Mnaouar Ouertani, stated that the membership would “stay closed” till additional discover.
An investigation has begun into the incident.
The footage reveals clubbers at a celebration on Friday dancing to music performed by two European DJs close to the favored seaside resort of Hammamet.
The music included a dance model of the decision to prayer, the non secular act that Muslims carry out 5 instances a day.
“After confirming the info, we determined to shut this nightclub,” Mr Ouertani stated.
He stated that the membership’s supervisor had been detained “for violation in opposition to good morals and public outrage in opposition to modesty,” including that an investigation was below means.
“We won’t enable assaults in opposition to non secular emotions and the sacred,” Mr Ouertani stated.
On Monday, the organisers of the Orbit Pageant apologised in a publish on the occasion’s Fb web page, however stated that they didn’t settle for accountability for the enjoying of any offensive music.
The DJ “didn’t realise it would offend an viewers from a Muslim nation like ours,” they stated within the publish on the social media site (in French).
Dax J, who performed the decision to prayer monitor, later supplied his “honest apologies to anybody who could have been offended by music that I performed at Orbit Pageant in Tunisia on Friday”.
“It was by no means my intention to upset or trigger offence to anyone,” he stated.