Monday 21 August 2017

Video shows Bataclan staff being threatened over pro-Israel event

A still from a video showing men issuing threats at the Bataclan Theatre
A still from a video showing men issuing threats at the Bataclan Theatre
Adam Cullen

Adam Cullen

The Bataclan Theatre, where at least 89 people perished in Friday's terror attacks, was threatened by Islamic extremists in the past.

A shocking video has emerged showing a group of masked men approaching the door staff at the venue and issuing threats.

The popular concert hall was owned by a Jewish family until just two months ago when it was sold. It has held multiple fundraisers and events for various Israeli groups in the past and in 2008 held a rally for the nation's border police.

After the event up to 10 men, covering their faces with head scarves, issued the chilling threats.

"This is a message to the organisers of Migdal, this pro-Israel and racist and Islamophobic organisation, that spends its time insulting the Palestinians, the Arabs and the Muslims. You are going to pay for the consequences of your acts. You're doing something very serious... Next time, we're not coming to talk."

Pascal Laloux, one of the theatre's former owners, has said that the theatre was sold in September after 40 years.

Irish Independent

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