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Dozens of Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for ‘emo’ haircuts: activists
Al Arabiya News ^ | Friday, 09 March 2012 | Al Arabiya

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 it’s 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 Iraq’s 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 boy’s 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.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: emo; ibtz; iraq; islam; muslim; muslims; rabscuttlejunior; rop; wot
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To: HiTech RedNeck

If you remove the widespread STDs, massive drug use, abortion as birth control, petty theft, aborted suicide attempts ‘cutting’ and such, then no, they really cause no problem to society at all.

My daughter, now 22, went to school with lots of early emos. Trust me. It isn’t all cute hair and weird clothing.


101 posted on 03/09/2012 7:07:08 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: EEGator

And he’s a bender unit.


102 posted on 03/09/2012 7:07:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

You got me there. I didn’t know that.


103 posted on 03/09/2012 7:08:57 PM PST by EEGator
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Who would you rather have on a plane bound for New York City. I’d choose the emos any day.

Same here. Some of my Hispanic students go emo, and they are almost always the smarter ones who enjoy reading, and don't get into hip-hop and thug culture. This is tragic.

What's really happening here is that they are murdering any kid who shows an inclination for American culture. And some here don't get it.

104 posted on 03/09/2012 7:11:04 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: 21twelve

I try my best to ask my kids what is going on in “their world”. I know many parents don’t. I guess they figure that being a teen is easier than being an adult responsible for a mortgage, a job etc... However, I feel that “their world” is important to them at the time. The peer pressures to do bad stuff is always present. (especially for the girls compared to when I was their age). I wouldn’t want to be a young person today.


105 posted on 03/09/2012 7:13:31 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Bronzy

Me too. Moral Police? Looks like the only thing we’ve accomplished over there is creating West Iran.


106 posted on 03/09/2012 7:14:56 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: momtothree

None of our 3 teens are emo, thank God. At our local rural high school there is some emo overlap with the other teenage labelling...the jocks, the nerdy & geeky brains, the preppies all seem to overlap their social circles. Our youngest is a real artist and I see many in the arts and music groups who lean towards emo in dress but they don’t listen to mostly emo music.

I see the emo mentality broadly as another function of the current age of broken marriages and general societal dysfunction - prime example: democrats,lol, though here they are just kids who went to the mall, kids of rural working class families that are pretty much good people with limited education. The tend to grow out of it by the end of senior year.


107 posted on 03/09/2012 7:22:43 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: Surrounded_too
Rebellion is punishable by death.

islam means Submission, aka Slavery.

108 posted on 03/09/2012 7:29:09 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Your experience with emo sounds more suburban Edvard Munch than what I have seen out here in amishland...they come across more pythonesque here such as the teen girl in the movie Local Hero.


109 posted on 03/09/2012 7:31:38 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: Domestic Church

Many do, thank God for them, but the problem is that the experience may leave them covered in tattoos and body piercing to the point where they are unhireable. And that assumes they havent fallen to drug addiction or been ‘gifted’ with an untreatable STD.

It’s not like it was for Gen-Xers. Sure, we had our issues, but the worst of our group was at best midway up the modern vice and self destruction ladder. We hoped for a better tommorow. Many Emos dispise the concept of ‘tomorrow’.


110 posted on 03/09/2012 7:32:05 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Domestic Church

That is sort of amazing that the artsy/musically inclined kids dress emo (although they aren’t severe about it). I wonder if they see it as a kind of “uniform”? You know how the jocks will dress in Under Armour, Nike stuff? The Preppies have their style of dress. Perhaps, in your area... the pseudo-Emo “look” is their uniform. Either way, it must be a “temporary hat” of sorts since most grow out of it by the time they are 17/18.


111 posted on 03/09/2012 7:35:27 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Lazamataz
I was the geeky guy, in Breakfast Club.

Yeah, me too. Fortunately for me, geeks make good money.

112 posted on 03/09/2012 7:36:40 PM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Zhang Fei
“pinpoint students with Western appearances. “

We liberated their persons. Why the hatred of Western appearances? Remember Operation Iraqi Freedom?

These people have proved to me all I will ever know about them or care to know about their DEMOCRACY. Bring all of our troops home and wash our hands of Islamic savages. Muslims who immigrate to our homeland must live by our laws.

113 posted on 03/09/2012 7:37:11 PM PST by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: dead
I know there are subtle differences between the goths and the emos, but I like to lump them together because it annoys both groups.

LOL! Good thinking!

114 posted on 03/09/2012 7:37:24 PM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Domestic Church

In smaller towns they don’t have the opportunities that suburb/city kids have to go full tilt overboard. The druds and such are there but not so easy to get or as popular. There is less peer pressure as well.

But the net is a great equalizer in a lot of waus, bringing all of the mental aspects of Emo culture to the smallest of places. And the peer pressure, if only online.

Sure there are the ‘normal’ kids that dress the part and thats about it. That’s no biggie. But the entire culture is as destructive to a family and to society as a ‘cultural’ movement gets. All my ranting aside, spend some time searching “Emo” on the web to get a glimpse of what it’s really about. It isn’t fun and games. The suicide rates prove that.

Fair warning, you will come across a LOT of self-shot porn.


115 posted on 03/09/2012 7:42:56 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: momtothree
A teen that for whatever reason has lost hope and sees his world as black.

Then I guess I'm "emo" -- I've felt that way ever since November 2008.

116 posted on 03/09/2012 7:43:48 PM PST by kevao
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To: Norm Lenhart

I will not look for it - I can see enough when we drive an hour into suburbia to go to a mall. I’m glad the closest article of clothing my youngest has is a black graphic Tee with angel wings across the back and on the front an antiquated cross with lots of filagree design around it...aside from that some wild nail polish colors. She just started switching over to all white pants and white graphic tees.


117 posted on 03/09/2012 8:04:07 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: Bronzy

As said earlier,we ALL were better off with strongman dictators keeping the savages restrained.

And Bush paved the way for obama as well.


118 posted on 03/09/2012 8:05:06 PM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: momtothree

The temporary hat is a great way of looking at teen fashions...we’ve got a bench chest filled with their hats,lol.


119 posted on 03/09/2012 8:07:24 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: zeugma; dead
"...but I like to lump them together because it annoys both groups."

So, together, they would be "Emoths", or "Gomoes"?

;-)
120 posted on 03/09/2012 8:11:50 PM PST by EasySt (2012... Sometimes you have to flush twice.)
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To: hoosierham
Yes, Carter, Bush and Obama. We have no one supporting our great nation.
121 posted on 03/09/2012 8:13:53 PM PST by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

i.e. normal totally screwed up modern teenyagers?


122 posted on 03/09/2012 8:19:02 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Bronzy

When the new constitution called for a Slammy gummit, we knew it was going to fall back into ruin sooner or later.


123 posted on 03/09/2012 8:20:49 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Zhang Fei

The question has to be asked: Are those with Emo haircuts truly alive to begin with, and are they fully human?


124 posted on 03/09/2012 8:30:33 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: kevao

“... I’ve felt that way ever since November 2008”.

That is hysterical! Yep, there are days we all feel a little emo, don’t we?


125 posted on 03/09/2012 8:37:00 PM PST by momtothree
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To: HighWheeler

I’ve been hanging around teens too much.

I LOVE that hair style!

(gulp)

;)


126 posted on 03/09/2012 8:44:10 PM PST by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Seen any greyhairs sporting it?


127 posted on 03/09/2012 8:51:38 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Zhang Fei

They shouldn’t stone emos because they think they’re devil worshippers.

They should stone them just on general principle.


128 posted on 03/09/2012 8:51:43 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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Emos= Goths, for pussies


129 posted on 03/09/2012 8:51:56 PM PST by xone
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To: RichInOC

Furnish them some marijuana and they will get stoned all by themselves.


130 posted on 03/09/2012 8:53:12 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HighWheeler

Doesn’t that nose ring just make ya wanna tug it a few times while you ask the “guy” if he still thinks it was a good idea?


131 posted on 03/09/2012 8:56:40 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Zhang Fei; nuconvert
...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.”

And yet, liberals want us to be 'oh so tolerant' of Islam - while they make fun of Christians. Strange.

132 posted on 03/09/2012 8:56:58 PM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: zerosix
I'm still using words like "barf" and "gag me" shows you how far behind the "scene" I am and I only recently learned what a "skank" was, sheesh.

23 skidoo! Your papa's mustache! You're the cat's pajamas!

133 posted on 03/09/2012 9:12:07 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Um....no.

Nor blue hairs.

;)


134 posted on 03/09/2012 9:12:29 PM PST by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: momtothree

I’m just thankful my sister isn’t an emo.


135 posted on 03/09/2012 9:27:55 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: dagogo redux
The question has to be asked: Are those with Emo haircuts truly alive to begin with, and are they fully human?

Now, now - mustn't be mean...

136 posted on 03/09/2012 9:28:55 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: CrazyIvan

Rattle can?


137 posted on 03/09/2012 9:28:58 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL. Polyester!

Why did people wear their sunglasses indoors?


138 posted on 03/09/2012 9:30:20 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL. Polyester!

Why did people wear their sunglasses indoors?


139 posted on 03/09/2012 9:30:42 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: dead

I would consider this ‘theatre’. The clothing is very interesting.


140 posted on 03/09/2012 9:39:10 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (Waiting for the new tagline to download)
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To: Revolting cat!

You had to ask????


141 posted on 03/09/2012 9:53:54 PM PST by Puckster
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To: momtothree
From my understanding, it stands for emotionally distraught/disturbed. They wear black because life sucks. They listen to emo music which is about how difficult life is and that it sucks.

If I had possessed that attitude as a teenager my dad would have taken a belt to me and given me a valid reason to be distraught and disturbed.

142 posted on 03/09/2012 10:14:24 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: A_perfect_lady

Some of my Hispanic students go emo, and they are almost always the smarter ones who enjoy reading, and don’t get into hip-hop and thug culture. This is tragic.

What’s really happening here is that they are murdering any kid who shows an inclination for American culture. And some here don’t get it.


Amen. There’s quite a pile-on here. Further, I work with youth and actually know the difference between Emo and Goth, despite my age. FWIW, it’s been all twisted up in this thread.


143 posted on 03/09/2012 10:15:11 PM PST by Krameri
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To: Zhang Fei
Activists told the Cairo-based al-Akhbar daily that at least 90 Iraqi teenagers with “emo” appearances have been stoned to death...

Do we know for fact that this actually happened, because "Activists told" someone?

Or is this just some "Wag the Emo" scenario to scam the media into reporting sensational stories?

-PJ

144 posted on 03/09/2012 10:24:21 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Zhang Fei
Can we persuade the usual suspects to attempt an "Occupy Baghdad" or better yet "Occupy Tehran" ...?

Cheers!

145 posted on 03/09/2012 10:25:04 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Only 90 huh? Hmmmmm. 90...That’s it? Well, 90 is a start I suppose since all 90 of ‘em were probably dancing in the streets and screamin’ ‘death to America’ on 9/11. I wonder if all 90 of the little death cult savages were yellin’ ‘allah ackbar’ or some other jawa sand box goat humpin’ gibberish when the rock bombin’ started?


146 posted on 03/09/2012 10:30:46 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it doesn't get any better than that!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Often this starts quite out of view of parents and by the time parents learn about it, a violent confrontation of the kind you mention can well result in a runaway or suicide.


147 posted on 03/09/2012 10:39:20 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: bobby.223

I very much doubt any of these are Islam sympathizers. More likely they’re bummed out over Islam and are looking to the Western influence to express their grievance.


148 posted on 03/09/2012 10:42:45 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: A_perfect_lady
Some of my Hispanic students go emo, and they are almost always the smarter ones who enjoy reading, and don't get into hip-hop and thug culture.

I think the adoption of some of these styles is a protective device for kids in a rough environment. I always thought the fact that an unusually large number of the smarter boys in rough black areas seemed to flaunt being gay or even cross-dressing was simply because that let them off the hook and nobody wanted them to join a gang. They could just go home and do their nails and read a book and the homies would call them a few nasty names and then forget about them. But it gave them a collective identity.

The same is probably true with the Hispanic kids or the Iraqi kids, adopting a sort of outsider identity that gives them a little group cohesion and also protects them from peer pressure simply because they are considered wierd and nobody wants them around.

That said, you can get away with it if the "only" thing you have to worry about are gangs. But if you live in a tyranny, it's actually much more difficult, because you'll attract the attention of the State, in this case, the Islamic Morality Police.

If this report is true, remind me again of exactly why we went into Iraq and gave up the lives of thousands of our young people? To make the world safe for Islamic theocracy?

149 posted on 03/10/2012 2:19:22 AM PST by livius
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To: momtothree

I asked my 17 year old the same question, in typical fashion, his reply was “Emo’s, they are just whine-a-baby losers”.


150 posted on 03/10/2012 3:46:42 AM PST by MrNeutron1962
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