The band Eagles of Death Metal was playing when the jihadis began their mass murder in the Bataclan, where they killed 89 people. But because Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes has suggested that “Muslim staff at the Bataclan were involved in the gun and suicide bomb attack there on November 13, 2015,” he has been barred. “They came, I threw them out — there are things you can’t forgive,” said Bataclan co-director Jules Frutos.
Were Muslim staff at the Bataclan involved in the jihad massacre? That has not been disproven, and Hughes, who was on the scene, is not speaking from mere hearsay, although he later apologized under pressure. But the very suggestion is “Islamophobic,” and Hughes has also spoken out against gun control, so he was barred, and Sting with his Islamopandering performed at the reopening.
“Bataclan bars Eagles of Death Metal from reopening show,” AFP, November 12, 2016 (thanks to Darcy):
Paris (AFP) – Members of Eagles of Death Metal, the US group who were playing when jihadists attacked Paris’ Bataclan concert hall last year, were turned away from the venue’s reopening show Saturday over controversial remarks by their lead singer.
“They came, I threw them out — there are things you can’t forgive,” Bataclan co-director Jules Frutos told AFP, as Sting was wrapping up an emotional reopening show to mark a year since 90 people were massacred there during a gig by the Californian band.
Eagles frontman Jesse Hughes — one of the two band members denied entry to the Sting concert — caused dismay in France earlier this year by suggesting Muslim staff at the Bataclan were involved in the gun and suicide bomb attack there on November 13, 2015.
Before the concert Frutos said that he was sick of listening to Hughes’ conspiracy theories.
“He makes these incredibly false declarations every two months. It is madness, accusing our security of being complicit with the terrorists… Enough. Zero. This has to stop,” he added.
Hughes, a rare right-wing rocker and supporter of US president-elect Donald Trump, has also said without evidence that Muslims were celebrating outside during the venue during the siege.
The claims tarnished the band’s image and enraged the Bataclan’s managers, who strongly rejected the charges.
Invitations for EODM to play a number of French summer music festivals were also swiftly withdrawn.
Before he made the claims, Hughes told AFP that he wanted to be the first to play the Bataclan….