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British DJ to be charged over playing Muslim call to prayer during his set in Tunisia

British DJ to be charged over playing Muslim call to prayer during his set in Tunisia

If found guilty he could face 6 months in jail…

British DJ Dax J could be charged with “offending public morality” after he played a remix of the Muslim call to prayer during his set at a Tunisian nightclub last weekend.

According to reports from The Times of Isreal, the DJ and club could both be charged with the crime, which carries a six month jail sentence, though there’s no suggest Dax J would actually serve time considering he lives in the Berlin.

The DJ faced a barrage of online abuse after a video of him playing parts of the Muslim call to prayer during his DJ set appeared online.

After the video went viral, the British DJ — who now lives in Berlin — immediately apologised for causing any offence and has since deleted his social media profiles due to receiving numerous death threats.

There’s no suggestion that the Dax J or the club intentionally tried to cause offence but with today’s heighten sensitivity towards religion it was clearly an incredibly naive thing to do.

Ylyes Miladi, a spokesman for a court in Grombalia told AFP that three people including the DJ and the club owner were expected to be charged with “offending public morality”.

Tunisia’s religious affairs ministry said in a statement, “Mocking the opinions and religious principles of Tunisians is absolutely unacceptable.”

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