(Photo above:A�Eagles of Death Metal front singer Jesse Hughes,A�post-Bataclan) Pro-gun, pro-Trump front singer of Eagles of Death Metal, Jesse Hughes, speaks out after surviving the jihad attack on Bataclan in Paris in November 2015. After the interview, two French festivals cancelled their contract with Eagles of Death Metal. Listen to their great party music here. Interview with Jesse Hughes, viaA�Taki’s Magazine:
a�?Eagles of Death Metal recently finished a Canadian tour and I got to sit down with vocalist Jesse Hughes and discuss the Bataclan attack in Paris that killed 89 of his fans. Youa��d think hea��d want to avoid the topic, but he was actually eager to get into it. He sees it as a catharsis. Hughes is not happy with the way the media has treated the story. Details are randomly pulled from his interviews and entire angles are edited in later that are diametrically opposed to his beliefs. Jesse Hughes has been ordained as a minister by the Universal Life Church. Hea��s pro-gun, pro-Trump, and pro-life. He recognizes that Islam is the problem and political correctness is literally killing us. Takimag: Ita��s hard to talk about the attack without sounding like youa��re blaming the victims, but ita��s impossible to deny fear of Islamophobia and fear of guns led to a lot of deaths that night. Jesse Hughes: I saw fear fall like a blanket on the whole crowd and they fell like wheat in the winda��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 a�?wherea��s my girl?a�� 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. Ia��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. Therea��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 wouldna��t check them because of the way they were dressed. They got caught a few days later. The fear of offending Muslims is a terrorista��s greatest weapon. a�?When the cops went in after the attack, they shut down, what, 450 mosques? They found recruitment material in every single one of them.a�� Look at the guys who bombed Brussels. They were wearing black gloves on one hand. Their luggage was too heavy to lift, but they didna��t want anyone helping them with it. Nobody brought any of this up until after the bombs went off. Wea��d rather die than be called a bigot. The French are so concerned with racism, theya��re letting Muslims get away with murder. A day after, at the stadium, Muslims booed the moment of silence and we barely heard about it in the press. I saw Muslims celebrating in the street during the attack. I saw it with my own eyes. In real time! How did they know what was going on? There must have been coordination. Ia��ve heard you say you credit your childhood with your survival. You had a real dad who stuck around and taught you about guns. I knew what gunfire was. I was able to think through it. I was also able to remember practical lessons of my life because I had to be in fights as a kid. My mom didna��t go sue anyone. I didna��t have playdates. I had some practical upbringing growing up in the desert where you got to get yourself out of your problems. Also, the reason Ia��ve done well with this healing process is everything I was raised to believe was affirmed that night. In a way, thata��s a blessing of God. When the first bullets started being fired, people looked at me. I remember that. It pissed me off because I knew right then and there it was going to be bad. I knew these kids had no idea what was coming. None. Theya��d never heard a gunshot in real life and it hit them so hard. Political correctness kills. Davey [bassist Dave Catching] was in the middle of the stage and when the lights went on, he saw shit hea��d never seen before in his life, awful stuff. It has no parallel. Ita��s not just death. Ita��s the most unsuspecting, innocent victims you can imaginea��people who are gripped in terror and cana��t move as a result of it. Ita��s like a metaphor for all of Western civilization. I watched about seven people die. A couple of them were three feet from the barrier. They could have fallen backwards and been alive but they were too scared to even turn around. I remember a woman just standing with her hands up in a surrender pose. The terrorist finally saw her and all she did was go, a�?No no no.a�? She surrendered to death in front of my very eyes. a�� In a way wea��re unarmed twofold. Wea��re literally unarmed and wea��re also mentally unarmed. Ita��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. This attack didna��t happen by accident. I went to Paris after the attacks and was disgusted by the lack of rage. They didna��t blame Islam. In fact, many blamed the Jews. They seemed more concerned with us promoting xenophobia than laying blame on the terrorists. a�� You went to the hospital? I had pieces of teeth and human bone pulled out of my face. A girl got shot right next to me by the shooter at the top of the stairs who I had met earlier. She stepped one step in front of me and her head just exploded. It blew pieces of her teeth and skull into my face. Why dona��t we hear about this? The media wants to summarize it, and important details get lost. The most important detail being when they started shooting, they were already inside. If they were hanging out enough to let three people go, then they knew security dudes. They knew bouncers. They knew doormen. Do you think a percentage of the security staff was Muslim? I know they were. a�� Maybe one of the reasons the cops are so much more pragmatic about this threat is that they are the ones who have to go into Les Banlieues and confront these people. NaA?vetA� is a luxury they cana��t afford. When the cops went in after the attack, they shut down, what, 450 mosques? They found recruitment material in every single one of them. What the fuck is wrong with us that we dona��t know about that? a�� We had eight police officers in our audience that night. They all had the same conversation with their wives, which was a�?Should I bring my gun or not?a�� All of them said no. When we went back and played Paris again they stood in the same places they stood at the original show and they opened their jackets and showed me their guns as if to say, a�?Not tonight, motherfucker.a�� It was beautiful. Islam is crying wolf about Islamophobia in order to anesthetize us and make us easier prey. They know therea��s a whole group of white kids out there who are stupid and blind. You have these affluent white kids who have grown up in a liberal curriculum from the time they were in kindergarten, inundated with these lofty notions that are just hot air. Look at where ita��s getting them.a�?