Western liberals who banned Eagles of Death Metal are doing Isis’s work for them
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
If you want to know how lost Europe is, how thoroughly it has abandoned freedom of speech, get this: two French music festivals have banned Eagles of Death Metal, the American rock band whose gig at the Bataclan was turned into a bloodbath by Isis last November, after the lead singer said some dodgy things about Muslims.
Yes, six months after they watched and heard 89 of their fans being slaughtered by Isis for the crime of engaging in ‘perversity’, Eagles of Death Metal are now being shut down by festival organisers for saying allegedly perverted things about Islam. Isis must be delighted:
Western liberals are doing their dirty work for them; they’re silencing the people Isis judged to be blasphemous; they’re completing Isis’s act of terror. The fuss kicked off last week when Jesse Hughes, the singer, said iffy stuff about Islam. In an interview
with Taki’s Mag — founded by this magazine’s Taki — Hughes stated his
belief that Muslim workers at the Bataclan knew about the attack and
helped the killers get in the building. He also claims to have seen
Muslims celebrating the massacre on the streets of Paris.
‘I saw it with
my own eyes.’ And he reckons everyone should lay off conservative
Christians — who are blamed for ‘everything in the world’ — and instead
subject Muslims in the West to greater scrutiny. For saying these things, his band have been expelled from two French
festivals due to take place in August: the Rock en Seine and the Cabaret
Vert. The organisers said,
‘As we are in total disagreement with Jesse Hughes’ recent allegations…
[we] have decided to cancel the band’s performance’.
So you can only
play at these festivals if the organisers agree with your views on
Islam, Muslims, terrorism and other hot issues? If you think and say the
right thing as decreed by the festival overlords? That’s a bit stiff
for a music festival, no? Read it all here.....................