A survivor of the Paris terror attacks at the Bataclan during an Eagles of Death Metal concert has called the rock band’s singer a “bigot” for claiming that Muslims in Paris knew about the attacks ahead of time.
Ismael El Iraki penned an open letter to frontman Jesse Hughes after the singer gave an interview to Taki Magazine, in which he claimed to have seen Muslims “celebrating in the street during the attack.”
“I love your music, your concerts mostly (such fun, wild shows) and man, I never thought that you would become one of those spreaders of fear,” El Iraki wrote on Facebook.
“Fox News, Trump, all those guys. You always felt like a maverick, a rebel: we now know that you are not,” he continued. “We (and by that I mean the rebels, the mavericks, the rock crowd) always loved and defended you because you were a lovable fool and kind of a dumb fuck, like the Three Stooges or Tex Avery’s wolf. You now proved your stupidity to be fucking dangerous.”
El Iraki also addressed Hughes’ claim that the security team at the Bataclan was warning Muslims about the attack before it happened.
“As I said I live and breathe rock ‘n’ roll, and I could not look more Muslim if I tried,” he said. “But apparently, the big bad Muslim conspiracy missed me. Damn, they forgot to warn me. They also forgot to warn Djamila, and all the other Arabs who got shot and killed that very night.”
El Iraki then shared the story of a Muslim named Didi, whom he claims was instrumental in saving the lives of many people at the Bataclan that night.
“Look at yourself: you have become a spreader of hate, brother,” he concluded. “Try to be more in life like the persona we all love when you are on stage. Try to spread the love. The real love, the kind that sees right through people’s beards and skin colors and religious shit and garments, the kind that can unite not only a concert crowd but hopefully a nation, a whole world.”