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Anti-gay pastor smears Paris survivors: Did you ‘love the devil’s works’ while your friends were killed?

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The anti-gay Iowa pastor who has hosted several Republican presidential candidates railed against survivors of the terrorist attack inside a Parisian music hall on his radio show, Right Wing Watch reported.

“I think we need to ask concert-goers, at least those who survived, ‘Did you love the devil and did you love the devil’s works as your friends were being shot up in that massacre?'” Kevin Swanson said on Thursday. “I think we ought to ask the question right now. And I’m very serious, I’m deadly serious asking this question.”

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Swanson was alluding to the deaths of 89 people inside the Bataclan concert hall last Friday. The attack, which took place during a performance by the US rock group Eagles of Death Metal, which he called a “providential irony.”

“These are the works of the devil, the mass murder itself, are the works of the devil,” Swanson said. “In other words, there was a demonstration of the devil and his works happening at the time that they were singing the song “Who’ll love the devil, who’ll sing his song, I’ll love the devil, I’ll sing his song.’ At the moment they were singing that, the devil himself or at least the devil influencing these murderers and entered in showed the concert-goers the works of the devil.”

He also called the series of attacks, which killed 129 people overall, a “warning shot from God.”

The remarks came less than a month after Swanson advocated the death penalty for gay people at his “National Religious Liberties Conference,” during which he interviewed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Listen to Swanson’s statements, as posted by Right Wing Watch, below.

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[h/t Media Matters]


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WATCH: DC protesters turn over ‘agitator’ to police — then the agitators try to start a fight with cops

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Protesters in Washington, D.C. were captured on video handing over an agitator to police, while other agitators in paintball tactical gear appeared to try and start fights with police.

Former FBI assistant director of counterintelligence, Frank Figliuzzi, revealed that his former colleagues and law enforcement he knows recognize that far-right agitators are attempting to start significant conflicts between police and protesters.

"There is a minimal presence of Antifa, but a far more disturbing presence of right-wing race-based hate groups, such as the Boogaloo Boys who think there will be a race-based civil war coming," he said on MSNBC.

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Trump could use Antifa conspiracy theories to ‘investigate his political opponents’: Ex-FBI assistant director

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According to former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi, there are far more white supremacists and anti-government agitators infiltrating the peaceful Black Lives Matter protests than Antifa. He fears Trump will use Antifa as an excuse to investigate his political opponents.

Speaking to MSNBC on Sunday evening, Figliuzzi told host Brian Williams that his sources in law enforcement are telling him that President Donald Trump doesn't have his facts straight on Antifa.

"We're seeing components of legitimate frustrated protesters responding to Mr. Floyd's demise and others," explained Figliuzzi. "Then we are seeing people who are exploiting this for their own purposes, and some of them are more than just opportunistic criminals. Some of them are organized, and some of them have diverse agendas but are coming together to wreak havoc. And I think what we need to pay attention to here is what we have evidence of, what we don't have evidence of, and what we're hearing from the White House and the attorney general."

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Louisiana cop hugs sobbing protester afraid for their life: ‘We’re all right here with you’

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A Shreveport, Louisiana police officer was captured on video holding a sobbing protester scared for their life.

Americans took to the streets to protest the brutal death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and jogger Ahmaud Arbery shot to death by a group of white men. The young protester was one of the many heartbroken and scared of the police presence.

NBC News 6 reporter Jade Jackson tweeted that the protester "feared for their lives when the officer told them not to be on top of the courthouse statue."

"I feel your pain, ok?" the officer says. "We're all right here with you."

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