Remixing the Muslim call to prayer and turning it into a dance song at a music festival in Tunisia turned out to be a very bad idea.
London-born DJ, Dax J, was “charged with public indecency and offending public morality,” according to a report from The Telegraph. He was sentenced to one year in jail.
The governor of Nabeul, Mnaouar Ouertani, declared, “We will not allow attacks against religious feelings and the sacred.”
However, even before Dax J’s case was heard by a Tunisian court, he had successfully fled the country and offered his “sincere apologies to anyone who may have been offended by music that I played at Orbit Festival in Tunisia on Friday.”
After footage of the DJ’s performance had been shared on social media, the nightclub was immediately shut down. The disgraced musician also had to delete his Facebook page after allegedly receiving death threats.
“It was never my intention to upset or cause offense to anybody,” he said.
H/T: The Telegraph
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