Two scheduled August performances in France by the Eagles of Death Metal have been cancelled by festival organizers after Jesse Hughes, the lead vocalist of the band, made comments about a Muslim “conspiracy.” Eagles of Death Metal was performing during the November 2015 Bataclan terrorist attack in Paris.
Hughes, who publicly supports Donald Trump, previously suggested to the Fox Business Network that the security detail at the Bataclan was “in” on the terrorist attack. He had noticed prior to the show that a stage security guard wasn’t looking at him, and that many of the scheduled security guards didn’t show up at all.
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“Did your French gun control stop a single person from dying at the Bataclan?” said Hughes post-attack. “If anyone can answer yes, I’d like to hear it, because I don’t think so. I think the only thing that stopped it was some of the bravest men that I’ve ever seen in my life charging head-first into the face of death with their firearms.”
Hughes didn’t elaborate at the time because of the ongoing police investigation into the attacks, but now, in an interview with Taki’s Magazine, he states clearly why he thinks the attacks were so deadly. He also talked about the shock he felt seeing “Muslims celebrating in the street” following the horrific attack (that is an alleged, unproven claim).
“I know for sure that they were in there early,” he said to Taki’s Magazine. “There’s no denying the terrorists were already inside, and they had to get in somehow. During the shooting I went outside, and the backstage door was propped open. How did that happen?”
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“If they were hanging out enough to let three people go, then they knew security dudes,” continued Hughes. “They knew bouncers. They knew doormen.”
When asked by the magazine if he thought a percentage of the security staff was Muslim, he replied “I know they were.”
He then goes on to blame political correctness for the concertgoers’ deaths, pointing out how the Brussels bombers aroused suspicion but no one said anything to authorities in time.
“Look at the guys who bombed Brussels,” he said. “They were wearing black gloves on one hand. Their luggage was too heavy to lift, but they didn’t want anyone helping them with it. Nobody brought any of this up until after the bombs went off.”
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“[The Bataclan victims] had no idea what was coming,” he continued. “There’s a whole group of white kids out there who are stupid and blind. It’s like the bleating sheep from Animal Farm. You suggest anything that strays from the narrative and this chorus of bleats comes to drown you out.”
The Bataclan management strongly denies Hughes’ claims.
The band performed a resoundingly successful Paris show in February.
The band’s performance Nov. 13 at the Bataclan turned into a bloodbath when Islamic extremist suicide bombers stormed in, as near-simultaneous attacks hit cafes and a stadium around Paris. Eighty-nine people at the Bataclan were killed, while others hid or lay motionless for hours until a police raid ended the siege.
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