İlknur Şebnem Öztemel-TDO- Tunisian authorities closed a nightclub and begun an investigation after a DJ played a remixed recording of the Muslim call to prayer.
On Friday, DJ played a music that includes the call to prayer at the club of Nabeul, as a part of the music festival near the popular resort of Hammamet. A video in which clubbers dancing to themusic. The video caused debates and protests in the social media.
Mnaouar Ouertani, the governor of Nabeul, told Agence France-Presse, as “After confirming the facts, we decided to close this nightclub”. He added,“We will not allow attacks against religious feelings and the sacred”.
After the event, DJ that played the song apologized and said: “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”. He added, “It was never my intention to upset or cause offence to anybody”.
According to Islam, azan is not a thing that can be played and danced. All should respect to it. Each religion deserves to be accepted as it is and respected.