The Paris attacks, which left 130 people dead and 352 injured, were carried out by Islamic fundamentalist terrorists intent on killing as many civilians as possible. That has been the mainstream media’s story-line from the outset.
However, as the official investigation is still ongoing, a new motive for the targeting of the Bataclan theater is emerging. The Bataclan was the site where 90 people were murdered by jihadis firing guns and blowing up themselves with suicide belts.
It is now being reported that the lead singer and his band, the Eagles of Death Metal, who were in concert in the Bataclan the night of the attacks, were targeted for specific reasons, one of which is the fact that lead singer Jesse Hughes, is an outspoken Christian. Other reasons that investigators believe Hughes was targeted by the ISIS terrorists were his connections with Israel, his criticism of President Obama, his views on the Middle East, and his strong support of 2nd Amendment freedoms.
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The ISIS attackers were overheard in the theater asking for the whereabouts of the “Yanks” and of the “Singer.” “You’re going to pay for Syria and Iraq …You do what you do in Syria. Listen to the people screaming. We’re not in Syria, but we’re taking action here. You do this to us, we’re doing this to you,” the attackers screamed. Apparently, the attackers searched for Hughes but could not locate him.
Hughes’ views on Obama come from his belief that Obama is a foreign-born Muslim, a view that Hughes recently expressed on a podcast. Hughes, in a documentary called “The Redemption of the Devil,” also forcefully defended gun ownership and predicted there would be violence if the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans were ever threatened. Hughes and his band, the Eagles of Death Metal, have played gigs in Israel. The Bataclan’s previous owners were Jewish and had received death threats and threats of violence before the attacks in Paris took place last month. Hughes and the Eagles of Death band were possibly also targeted for their Jewish business connections.