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Beirut orders investigation into nightclub that played Quranic verses

Discotek nightclub sealed off with red wax on, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

BEIRUT: Beirut Governor Ziad Chebib ordered an investigation into a nightclub Saturday after a video circulated on social media purporting to show recordings of Quran verses being played at the club.

A statement released by the municipality’s media office said Chebib called for a quick report to be drawn up on the club, so the authorities can make a decision.

The name of the club was not mentioned.

Back in March, another Beirut nightclub was the target of an investigation and shut down after videos of a risque performance circulated on social media. The club, Discotek, had been hosting Cirque Le Soir, a London-based burlesque club on a world tour. Following an Internal Security Forces investigation, it re-opened last month.

 

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