DJ Gets Jail Time For Playing Dance Remix Of Muslim Call To Prayer

By Holly Brockwell on at

A British-born DJ who remixed the Muslim call to prayer in a Tunisian nightclub – getting the place shut down in the process – has been sentenced to a year in jail.

However, he'd already left the country when the sentence was handed down.

Berlin-based Dax J was convicted of public indecency and offending public morality with the remix, which he played at Orbit Festival last weekend.

He has since apologised, as well as closing down his social media pages after a spate of death threats.

"It was never my intention to upset or cause offence to anybody," he said in his apology, which surprisingly did not include the words "I am the thickest person of all time." Nonetheless, we can read between the lines. [BBC]

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