Bahrain detains student, teachers over Koranic recitation to music

March 11, 2015 4:10 PM

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain's public prosecutor has charged a high school student and two teachers with insulting Islam in connection with a video showing the student reciting verses from the Koran to musical accompaniment, state news agency BNA reported on Wednesday.

According to Islamic tradition, tajweed, the recitation of Islam's holy book, adheres to strict rules of intonation which vary according to a number of recognized reading styles.

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