Popular Beirut nightclub was shut down for playing Quran verses

Beirut Governor Ziad Chbib shut down the famous Beirut nightclub The Gärten for disrespecting religious practices and beliefs. A video taken at the club shows Quran verses being played. It was widely spread on social media. The Governor ordered the club to be sealed with red tape, according to a

statement

. The decision came after an investigation found that the club is unlicensed and broadcasts music that is disrespectful to religion. Yesterday, The Gärten apologized for its closure on

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The news got mixed reactions

Not the first time this year

Two months ago, the famous nightclub in Beirut “Discotek” was 

shut down

 because the dancers of Cirque Le Soir were performing explicit moves. The video of the performance went viral online. A few weeks later, the nightclub reopened and threw a welcome back party.