Tunisia Court Sentences British DJ for Playing Muslim Remix

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Tunisia Court Sentences British DJ for Playing Muslim Remix

Post by Thorin on Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:18 am

A Tunisian court has sentenced a British DJ to a year behind bars for playing a remix featuring the Muslim call to prayer at a nightclub last weekend. The DJ, who goes by Dax J, had already fled the country by the time the sentence was handed down Thursday. He was found guilty of public indecency and offending public morality. The nightclub, which was shut down in the wake of the scandal, had charges against it dropped, though prosecutors have appealed the court’s decision. Local authorities reacted with outrage after video of the concert, part of the Orbit Festival in the town of Nabeul, was released online. “We will not allow attacks against religious feelings and the sacred,” Mnaouar Ouertani, the governor of Nabeul, said after the incident. The organizers of the Orbit Festival apologized on behalf of Dax J, saying he “did not realize it might offend an audience from a Muslim country like ours.” Dax J himself also offered a public apology, saying, “It was never my intention to upset or cause offense to anybody.”


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Re: Tunisia Court Sentences British DJ for Playing Muslim Remix

Post by Ben Reilly on Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:32 am

And it shouldn't have caused offense, but a lot of people don't get how musicians see the world.

To a true-blood musician, to hear somebody taking what you did and trying to make their own thing of it is the highest honor -- it means your sound is in them, and they want to do something with it.

Non-musician assholes have always tried to mess with that. Look at how Elvis Presley was accused of trying to be black. You didn't hear any black musicians complaining -- the fact that he wanted to do what they did was to them a compliment.

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Post by eddie on Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:37 pm

Absolutely spot on.

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Post by Miffs2 on Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:34 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:And it shouldn't have caused offense, but a lot of people don't get how musicians see the world.

To a true-blood musician, to hear somebody taking what you did and trying to make their own thing of it is the highest honor -- it means your sound is in them, and they want to do something with it.

Non-musician assholes have always tried to mess with that. Look at how Elvis Presley was accused of trying to be black. You didn't hear any black musicians complaining -- the fact that he wanted to do what they did was to them a compliment.

Good point but this isn't non musician assholes this is Muslim assholes. They are constantly open to being offended and appear to relish it.
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