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Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for “emo” haircuts
faithfreedom.org ^ | 10MAR12 | Ali Sina

Posted on 03/10/2012 7:53:46 AM PST by bayouranger

At least 90 Iraqi teenagers with “emo” appearances have been stoned to death by religious extremists in Baghdad in the past month after an inflammatory interior ministry statement dubbed it “devil worshiping”, activists said.

Iraq’s Moral Police released a chilling statement on the interior ministry’s website condemning the “emo phenomenon” among Iraqi youth, disturbingly declaring its intent to “eliminate” the trend.

“The ‘Emo phenomenon’ or devil worshiping is being followed by the Moral Police who have the approval to eliminate [the phenomenon] as soon as possible since it’s detrimentally affecting the society and becoming a danger,” the statement read.

“They wear strange, tight clothes that have pictures on them such as skulls and use stationary that are shaped as skulls. They also wear rings on their noses and tongues, and do other strange activities,” it continued.

Religious extremists caught onto the interior ministry statement, and have been harassing and killing teenagers with “strange” or “emo” appearances.

A group of armed men dressed in civilian clothing led dozens of teenagers to secluded areas a few days ago, stoned them to death, and then disposed their bodies in garbage dumpsters across the capital, according to activists.

The armed men are said to belong to “one of the most extremist religious groups” in Iraq.

“First they throw concrete blocks at the boy’s arms, then at his legs, then the final blow is to his head, and if he is not dead then, they start all over again,” one person who managed to escape told Al-Akhbar.

Iraq’s moral police was granted approval by the Ministry of Education to enter Baghdad schools and pinpoint students with such appearances, according to the interior ministry’s statement.

The exact death toll remains unclear, but Hana al-Bayaty of Brussels Tribunal, an NGO dealing with Iraqi issues, said the current figure ranges “between 90 and 100.”

“What’s most disturbing about this is that they’re so young,” she said.

Al-Bayaty said the killings appear to have been carried out by extremist Shia militias in mostly poor Shia neighborhoods and said she suspected “there’s complicity of the Ministry of Interior in the killings.”

Photos of the victims were released on Facebook, causing panic and fear among Iraqi students.

A young man with long hair expressed alarm at the government-ordained harassment of teenagers with Western appearances.

“I have long hair but that doesn’t mean I’m an Emo. I’m not less of a man if I have long hair. Let’s not say that if I have long hair, I’m a homosexual, but I have long hair because this is my style, this is me,” he told Iraq’s Al-Sharqiya television network.

Safiyyah al-Suhail, an MP, said on Thursday that “some students have been recently arrested because they were wearing American jeans or had Western haircuts.”

The interior ministry has not disclosed the number of teenage victims, but released a follow-up statement on Thursday warning extremists “not to step on public freedom of Iraqis.”

News of the gruesome deaths drew a stern reaction from Iraq’s prominent Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who criticized the stoning of the young men as “an act of terrorism.”

Below is the full English translation of the Iraqi interior ministry’s inflammatory statement (original Arabic here):

The Director of the Moral Police of the Interior Ministry released a statement, saying “The ‘Emo phenomenon’ or devil worshiping is being followed by the Moral Police who have the approval to eliminate [the phenomenon] as soon as possible since it’s detrimentally affecting the society and becoming a danger.”

‘Emo’ comes from the English word ‘emotional’ and the phenomenon is popular among teenagers not only in Iraq, but in most societies. They use their appearances and movements as a method to express their emotions and embody their will and their view of life in their behavior.

Colonel Mushtaq Taleb al-Mahemdawi said: “The Emo Phenomenon was discovered a while back by members of our force in Baghdad. A report has been made and given to the Ministry of Interior to receive an approval to carry on with the investigation and to know how to eliminate the phenomenon.”

He added: “The Ministry of Interior took this situation very seriously and received an approval from the Ministry of Education to set a plan under my full supervision and to allow us to enter schools in the capital.”

“There are some cases of the spread of this phenomenon specifically among schools in Baghdad, but we are facing great difficulty in the lack of women on the force who would allow us to carry the investigation more accurately since the phenomenon is more popular among girls between the ages of 14 and 18.”

“They wear strange, tight clothes that have pictures on them such as skulls and use stationary that are shaped as skulls. They also wear rings on their noses and tongues, and do other strange activities.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: emo; filthykoranimals; iraq; islam; jihad; rop; sharia
Mo-mo must be so proud of its' followers, especially the brave & most holy muchocrapinjeans of islam. Those that enforce their ever changing versions of sharia law upon their slaves who choose to live rather than submit to the stupidity that is islam.


1 posted on 03/10/2012 7:53:54 AM PST by bayouranger
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To: bayouranger

Video at link in arabic.


2 posted on 03/10/2012 7:56:43 AM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: bayouranger

I thought islam was the religion of peace and tolerance. S/


3 posted on 03/10/2012 8:01:05 AM PST by mardi59 (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: bayouranger
“They wear strange, tight clothes that have pictures on them such as skulls and use stationary that are shaped as skulls. They also wear rings on their noses and tongues, and do other strange activities.”

Meanwhile, in normal Islam....

4 posted on 03/10/2012 8:03:51 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: bayouranger

Those crazy Christianists at it again! Oh wait...

Actually, I did read a comment on this story that went “This is what America will get with Santorum as Pres.”


5 posted on 03/10/2012 8:04:22 AM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (they all stink)
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To: bayouranger

We must be so proud to have spent a trillion dollars and 100,000 casualties freeing these people from a brutal 12th century secular regime and replacing it with a brutal 10th century theocracy..


6 posted on 03/10/2012 8:05:29 AM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: All

Just shows the freedom of living in the U.S. I don’t know of one person who was ever killed for wearing a mullet.


7 posted on 03/10/2012 8:09:50 AM PST by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin)
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To: bayouranger

Why isn’t “social media” tweeting stuff like this around the world?


8 posted on 03/10/2012 8:14:10 AM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: bayouranger
Not to defend emo freakitude, but how is an islamofascist theocracy any better than Saddam's secular tyranny?

And why are we supporting helping the islamofascists take over everywhere else the middle east?

I'm going to put my tinfoil hat on and say that globalists are putting the finishing touches on a fascist one world government, and that helping to spread islam provides the neo-feudalists with a fascist religion to keep the little people in line with head choppings.

9 posted on 03/10/2012 8:16:18 AM PST by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

Did you catch that at the al-akhbar site?


10 posted on 03/10/2012 8:16:55 AM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: martin_fierro
The photo on the right. That is Obama as a small boy swapping spit with his Ohman or whatever they call themselves. This is why he loves homos. He likes to swap spit with them.
11 posted on 03/10/2012 8:21:05 AM PST by RetiredArmy (God is watching America. He is judging America. He does not like what He is seeing.)
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To: Clock King

Agreed.

They should be ashamed of themselves for ignoring this.


12 posted on 03/10/2012 8:24:21 AM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Clock King

Because it destroys the narrative of “those evil, intolerant Christians forcing their medieval views on women”. Meanwhile, the truly intolerant Mohhamedans are sweeping the world, and the West is allowing it to happen.


13 posted on 03/10/2012 8:30:13 AM PST by Bridesheadfan
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To: bayouranger

Trying to civilize the middle east is a wasted effort.


14 posted on 03/10/2012 8:30:13 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: bayouranger

Those two girls are hot.


15 posted on 03/10/2012 8:32:08 AM PST by trailhkr1
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To: Sirius Lee

Saddam should have been tits up once any of his ADA fired on any of the coalition’s planes. Dead.

The takeover was planned to the T.

They’ve been at it since the 70’s with the opec embargo and their planned genocide of the native western inhabitants using demographic shifting through colonization by way of koranimal immigration. It’s all part of the deal with the devil.

No tin foil needed, just kevlar.


16 posted on 03/10/2012 8:32:34 AM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: bayouranger

But the media press secretaries say this is a better lifestyle than America.

Pray for America


17 posted on 03/10/2012 8:33:28 AM PST by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: bayouranger

I’m sure that’s what we fought for.


18 posted on 03/10/2012 8:42:22 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: mardi59

Funny, I t6hought it WAS a form of Satanic worship.


19 posted on 03/10/2012 8:53:23 AM PST by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: ruesrose

Funny, I thought it WAS a form of Satanic worship./

It is.


20 posted on 03/10/2012 9:03:41 AM PST by mardi59 (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: bayouranger

Wait until Iranian teenagers discover mohawks, mullets, and spiked hairdos - we’ll be able to hear the sound of the heads of imams, mullahs, and ayatollahs exploding even as far away as here in the states!


21 posted on 03/10/2012 9:11:53 AM PST by Stosh
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To: bayouranger

Appears original article is from an Iraqi site - http://m.english.al-akhbar.com/content/iraqi-teenagers-stoned-death-emo-haircuts


22 posted on 03/10/2012 9:55:10 AM PST by Perseverando
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To: Terry Mross
> Just shows the freedom of living in the U.S. I don’t know of one person who was ever killed for wearing a mullet.

Though certainly not for lack of justification. :)

23 posted on 03/10/2012 10:41:16 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: martin_fierro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCfbYkXtHuA
They want to preserve thier male perverted utopia of sexual deviance, abuse and death. Haircuts are a threat


24 posted on 03/10/2012 12:26:12 PM PST by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: Riodacat

But they’re our bastards now!


25 posted on 03/10/2012 1:54:06 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Paparazzi mob senior citizen mistaking her for Lindsay Lohan (True Story))
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To: Sirius Lee
Not to defend emo freakitude, but how is an islamofascist theocracy any better than Saddam's secular tyranny?

Within a few years, expect Iraq to descend further into poverty. Islam is unsuited to technological society.

26 posted on 03/10/2012 1:59:33 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Stosh
Wait until Iranian teenagers discover mohawks, mullets, and spiked hairdos - we’ll be able to hear the sound of the heads of imams, mullahs, and ayatollahs exploding even as far away as here in the states!

I'm waiting for the middle-class Iranians who engaged in protests in 2009 to finally come to the realization that they will be free only when the last mullah is dead and the last Quran is burned.

27 posted on 03/10/2012 2:03:56 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: bayouranger

Stoned to death for emo? Can't they just leave the rock alone!?

28 posted on 03/10/2012 3:34:16 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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