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May 20, 2016

Two French Rock Concerts Cancel Eagles of Death Metal Appearances Due to Frontman Jesse Hughes Saying Some Muslims are Terrorists

Well that's not exactly what they're banning them for but it's close enough.

They seem bothered by this interview in Taki magazine as well as by an appearance on the Fox Business Channel show "Kennedy."

One thing that they're bizarrely saying he's being banned for is his "conspiracy theory" that the Bataclan security guards were in cahoots with the terrorists. How is that bannable? He says that Abdelsam was there earlier in the day, before the show, and stared him down. He also says that only one guard was present -- an Arab -- and the rest of the security guards stayed home.

He may be right; he may be wrong. But how is this something people now get Social Justice Warriored over?

Here are some of the Officially Forbidden things Jesse Hughes said about his own experience as a victim of terrorism:

Jesse Hughes: I saw fear fall like a blanket on the whole crowd and they fell like wheat in the wind—the way you would before a god. I was totally alert from the very beginning. The first thing I needed to do was find my girl. Fear took a backseat and "Where's my girl?" took over. I could smell gunpowder in the backstage area and I knew someone fired a round back there. I saw a guy with an FAL and when he turned to face me his eyes looked like marbles. He was stoned out of his mind, and we now know they were on Xanax and cocaine. I recognized him. I'd seen him earlier in the day and noticed him staring at us.

They were in the venue early. That implies some staff were in on it.

I got in a lot of trouble for saying that. I know for sure that they were in there early. I remember them staring at my buddy. I just chalked it up to Arab envy. You know what I mean? When a Muslim sees a cocky American dude with tattoos, he stares at him. I realized later it was Abdeslam and he was staring at my buddy because they thought he was a threat. 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?

Do you think political correctness is killing our natural instincts and making us vulnerable?

Definitely. There were two girls who were involved. They were at the venue and vanished before the shooting, and these women were in traditional Muslim garb. They knew people wouldn’t check them because of the way they were dressed. They got caught a few days later.

The fear of offending Muslims is a terrorist's greatest weapon.

"When the cops went in after the attack, they shut down, what, 450 mosques? They found recruitment material in every single one of them."

Look at the guys who bombed Brussels. 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.

We'd rather die than be called a bigot.

How is a faith being associated with racism? Just take out the word "Islam" and replace it with "communism." It's an ideology. The same way the Rosenbergs could sell nuclear secrets from within America is the same way Muslim terrorists can attack us from within. It's okay to be discerning when it comes to Muslims in this day and age.

You can read the rest at the link.

This is too much for French concert promoters, who have banned the Eagles of Death Metal for "conspiracy theorizing" and "racism."

In a brief communique, the Parisian [music] festival as well as the Cabaret Vert and Rock en Seine decided jointly to cancel the shows of the American group. Due to the recent political statements made by the leader of the group, Jesse Hughes.

"In complete disagreement with the recent statements made by Jesse Hughes.... the fesivals Cabaret Vert et Rock en Seine decided today to cancel the concerts of the group which were planned this summer." The message is clear. The American group had draw the thunder of many organizers after the singer Jesse Hughes had made the conspiracy-theory and racist claims in regard to the attacks of 13 November. May 14th, Jesse Hughes responded to questions of the very conservative Taki's Magazine. An interview in which he reaffirmed his claims made last march on Fox Business in which he accused the personnel of Bataclan of complicity with the terrorists.

If he recognized having had "huge problems for having said that the Bataclan security was in cahoots with the terrorists," he remains persuaded "that they were there earlier in the day. I remember one of them staring at one of my buddies. I had just take it for Arab jealousy." To this was added claims even more doubtful about the Muslim community.

The statements which had not at all pleased the orgaizers of the festivals Rock en Seine and Cabaret Vert, the only two to have scheduled The Eagles of Death Metal this summer. Now maybe awaiting more cancellations...

That's from LeFig, Paris' center-right newspaper. You can see how Social Justice Warrioring and political correctness has rotted it out.

I think he's almost certainly wrong about the guards being in cahoots with the terrorists. That's because, when it comes to terrorism, the French really don't screw around. If there was a there there, it would be investigated. They wouldn't cover this up. At least, I don't have the sense that that country is so paralyzed by political correctness they'd let terrorists go rather than admit they had a couple of more terrorists than they knew about.

But how the hell did it come to the point that being wrong in one's witness testimony was some kind of banable offense?

And how did it happen that now even center-right outlets are reliably Social Justice Warrior, almost salivating over the though that this ugly crew of Conspiracy Theorizing Racists has been banned from pursuing their livelihood?

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