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“I humbly beg forgiveness from the people of France, the staff and security of the Bataclan, my fans, family, friends and anyone else hurt or offended by the absurd accusations I made,” said Jesse Hughes, singer and guitarist of Eagles of Death Metal.
The artist in an interview with the Fox Business channel had cast suspicion on the guards of the Bataclan club, suggesting some had been involved in the attack claimed by the Islamic State group.
Eagles of Death Metal frontman Apologizes For Suggesting Paris Attacks Were Inside Job.
Conservative websites are promoting a thinly sourced conspiracy theory that suggests Islamic State terrorists targeted the Eagles of Death Metal frontman for insulting President Barack Obama and backing the anti-Muslim Donald Trump.
Britain’s Daily Mail tabloid reported the claims Monday, citing information from a judicial inquiry into the mass shootings that were allegedly leaked to the French newspaper La Figaro.
The reports claim one of the gunmen shouted, “Where’s the singer? Where are the Yanks?” as the California-based rock band fled the stage, and they also report that the terrorist then played a xylophone left behind as other gunmen searched for singer Jesse Hughes and his bandmates.
“When I first got to the venue and walked in, I walked past the dude who was supposed to be the security guard for the backstage,” he said. “He didn’t even look at me. I immediately went to the promoter and said, ‘Who’s that guy? I want to put another dude on.’ He says, ‘Well, some of the other guards aren’t here yet.’ And eventually I found out that six or so wouldn’t show up at all.” He added: “Out of respect for the police still investigating, I won’t make a definite statement, but it seems rather obvious that they had a reason not to show up.”
“Jesse Hughes spread some very grave and defamatory accusations against the Bataclan teams,” the Bataclan’s owners said in a statement. “A judicial investigation is undergoing. We wish to let justice proceed serenely. All the testimonies gathered to this day demonstrate the professionalism and courage of the security agents who were on the ground on 13 November. Hundreds of people were saved thanks to [their] intervention.”
I assume you would be blaming Iran for that, yet the majority of the fighters are Sunni.