Skip to comments.Dozens of Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for ‘emo’ haircuts: activists
Posted on 03/09/2012 5:38:10 PM PST by Zhang Fei
Iraqi activists sounded the bell over the killing of dozens of teenagers by religious police for having emo haircuts.
Activists told the Cairo-based al-Akhbar daily that at least 90 Iraqi teenagers with emo appearances have been stoned to death by the Moral Police in the country in the past month. The violent crackdown against emo Iraqi teenagers came after the Iraqi interior ministry declared them as devil worshippers.
The Emo phenomenon or devil worshiping is being probed by the Moral Police who have the approval to eliminate it as soon as possible since its detrimentally affecting the society and becoming a danger, a statement by the Interior Ministry said.
They wear strange, tight clothes that have pictures on them such as skulls and use stationery that are shaped as skulls. They also wear rings on their noses and tongues, and do other strange activities, the statement added.
The statement said that Iraqs Moral Police was granted approval by the Ministry of Education to enter Baghdad schools and pinpoint students with Western appearances.
The activists told the newspaper that a group of armed men dressed in civilian clothing led the teenagers to secluded areas a few days ago, stoned them to death, and then disposed their bodies in garbage dumpsters across the capital, Baghdad.
First they throw concrete blocks at the boys arms, then at his legs, then the final blow is to his head, and if he is not dead by then, they start all over again, one person who managed to escape told the daily. 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.
Activists said that leaflets were distributed in Baghdad warning teenagers from donning the emo style, and in some regions, teenage homosexuals were killed by battering their heads also by concrete blocks.
Finally, something I can agree with the Iraqis on.
Firm but fair.
Carry on, Iraqis.
Clearly these troglodytes are not into Christianity.
I think this has less to do with “emo” than it does with homosexuality.
I am sorry to have spilled American blood to liberate these savages. In hindsight, Saddam kept the savages in check.
I think a Swirly would suffice.
Wow, the pagans have gotten into the 20th Century ... concrete blocks instead of stones. Coming to a Sharia Law neighborhood near you ... pagan rights, pagan rites and pagan laws.
Emo is homo?
Thanks. I might show this story to my ungrateful teenaged son who thinks we’re the worst parents in the world for trying to discipline him for one thing or another.
Who would you rather have on a plane bound for New York City. I’d choose the emos any day.
Agreed, not that I haven’t wanted to chuck a brick at them myself but I have restraint.
LOL! Yes, swirlies all around would be a wise and appropriate response to try to contain an emodemic.
After scrolling down and seeing the photo of "someone," I'm still not certain "what on earth is an emo?"
Iraq's teens aren't cutting their hair to resemble emus, are they?
I was a teenager in the 70’s, I can’t criticize anyone about clothing.