Thousands of Muslims are outraged with the inclusion of a 14-second sample of child singer Mohammad Thaha al-Junayd performing an Islamic religious chant containing lines from the Quaran in the new 2NE1 single "MTBD (CL Solo)."
An online petition on the website Change.org calling for the song, which CL performs without her three bandmates, was posted two days ago in Saudi Arabia.
Entitled "Delete CL"s Song and Apologize to All Muslims," the petition has already received 8,000 signatures.
"It is wrong to put the sound of recitation of the holy book of Muslims in a song," the petition reads. "Maybe you will never understand, but the Quran is a big thing for us! It is our life"
Fahad Fadel, 20, of the city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, claims to have been one of the people who helped draft the petition, with a group comprised of Muslim K-pop fans from countries including Indonesia, Malaysia and Turkey