Was the Bataclan Massacre Really an Inside Job?

Belgium Police: No, the Bataclan Theatre Attack Wasn't an Inside Job

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Belgium police have completely debunked Eagles of Death Metal’s suspicions over the Bataclan theatre attacks.

November 13, 2015.

The Eagles of Death Metal won’t ever forget that date.  Neither will people in Paris.  Three groups of men launched six distinct attacks around Paris.  At the same time, Eagles of Death Metal played a sold-out concert. Gunmen opened fire.  After 20 minutes, the attack ended.

89 people died that day at the Bataclan theatre.

Frontman Jessie Hughes alleged that the Paris terror attacks were an inside job.  He went on to claim that the West “coddled” Islamic extremism.  Following his comments, the theatre later threw out the group, leading to an apology from the frontman. Bataclan theatre co-director Jules Frutos said,

“They came, I threw them out — there are things you can’t forgive.”

Today, Belgium completely debunked Hughes’ suspicions.

CNN reports that two suspects have been charged in connection with the November 2015 Paris terror attacks.

Identified only as Farid K and Meryem E.B., both suspects allegedly provided false documents to Khalid El Bakraoui. In turn, Bakraoui used the documents during preparations for the attacks. In total, attackers killed 130 people throughout the city. Farid K remains in police custody, while Belgium police released Meryem E.B. under “strict conditions.” Bakraoui ultimately blew himself up at a metro station in Brussells on March 22 last year.

In a linked attack, Bakraoui’s brother Ibrahim and another suicide bomber attacked Brussells airport, killing thirty-two people.

Belgium police accused Farid K of “participation in the activities of a terrorist group,” forgery, and the use of forgery in writing. Police charged Meryem E.B. with forgery and the use of forgery in writing.

According to investigators, the same cell carried out the Paris and Brussels attacks.

Following the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, a key player, escaped. Police arrested him four months later in Belgium. Other members of the cell survived and plotted violence from Belgium and Syria or Iraq.

Eagles of Death Metal have yet to release a comment on this news.

One Response

  1. BLarger

    “According to investigators, the same cell carried out the Paris and Brussels attacks.”
    It must be true, because governments never cover up embarrassing things. However, somebody probably should have covered up Jessie Hughes mouth when he was spouting off. I think the bassist is supposed to do that in emergency situations.