Band That Survived Paris Attack Banned From Festivals Over Muslim Comments

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Jacob Bojesson Foreign Correspondent

Eagles of Death Metal — the band that played at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris when 89 people were killed during a terrorist attack — have been dropped from the lineup at two French festivals over comments against Muslims and security guards working on the night of the attack.

Lead singer Jesse Hughes accused security guards at the Bataclan of cooperating with the terrorists during an interview in March. He later apologized for the comments, but repeated his theory during an interview May 14. (RELATED: Singer Who Was Performing During Paris Attack Believes It Was An Inside Job)

“There’s no denying the terrorists were already inside, and they had to get in somehow,” Hughes told Gavin McInnes in Taki’s Magazine last week. “During the shooting I went outside and the backstage door was propped open. How did that happen?”

Hughes, an outspoken pro-gun, Trump supporter, went on to say he saw Muslims celebrating during the attack and that political correctness has contributed to the attacks Europe has suffered in recent months. (RELATED: ‘Eagles Of Death Metal’ Singer: Everybody Needs Guns [VIDEO])

Organizers of the Rock En Seine and Cabaret Vert festivals have cancelled Eagles of Death Metals’ scheduled appearances, saying they are” in total disagreement with Jesse Hughes’ recent allegations.”

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