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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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If true, a sad commentary on the Iraqi leadership and the Iraqi people who elected them.
1 posted on 03/09/2012 5:38:22 PM PST by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei

Finally, something I can agree with the Iraqis on.


2 posted on 03/09/2012 5:41:10 PM PST by Lazamataz (I'm a slut.)
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To: Lazamataz

Firm but fair.

Carry on, Iraqis.


3 posted on 03/09/2012 5:42:41 PM PST by rogue yam
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Clearly these troglodytes are not into Christianity.


4 posted on 03/09/2012 5:43:10 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Zhang Fei

Emo Hair

5 posted on 03/09/2012 5:43:24 PM PST by HighWheeler
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To: Lazamataz

I think this has less to do with “emo” than it does with homosexuality.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 5:43:36 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Zhang Fei

I am sorry to have spilled American blood to liberate these savages. In hindsight, Saddam kept the savages in check.


7 posted on 03/09/2012 5:44:55 PM PST by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: Lazamataz

I think a Swirly would suffice.


8 posted on 03/09/2012 5:45:29 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Zhang Fei

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.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 5:47:06 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: achilles2000

Emo is homo?


10 posted on 03/09/2012 5:47:38 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Zhang Fei

Good.


11 posted on 03/09/2012 5:51:14 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: HighWheeler
I didn't know mascara came in a rattle can.
12 posted on 03/09/2012 5:52:00 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Lazamataz
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13 posted on 03/09/2012 5:52:47 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: Revolting cat!

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.


14 posted on 03/09/2012 5:52:46 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Future Snake Eater

Who would you rather have on a plane bound for New York City. I’d choose the emos any day.


15 posted on 03/09/2012 5:53:16 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: EEGator

Agreed, not that I haven’t wanted to chuck a brick at them myself but I have restraint.


16 posted on 03/09/2012 5:54:30 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: EEGator
I think a Swirly would suffice.

LOL! Yes, swirlies all around would be a wise and appropriate response to try to contain an emodemic.


17 posted on 03/09/2012 5:54:40 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Zhang Fei
My first thought was what on earth is an "emo" (then realized "it" must surely be a "he" or "she?")

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?

18 posted on 03/09/2012 5:56:12 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Revolting cat!

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Emo


19 posted on 03/09/2012 5:57:20 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Lazamataz

I was a teenager in the 70’s, I can’t criticize anyone about clothing.


20 posted on 03/09/2012 5:59:02 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: cripplecreek



I didn't know they came in colors other than black. Is having that kind of git up worthy of the death penalty? Don't think so.
21 posted on 03/09/2012 5:59:51 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Bronzy

>>>>>>>>I am sorry to have spilled American blood to liberate these savages. In hindsight, Saddam kept the savages in check.

Bingo! Guys like Saddam are best leaders in a places like that.

Not only he kept the snakes in a pot, he also managed savages into middle income-middle class lifestyles at the time.

So did Qadaffi to Lybians. I remember a Lybian former military rebel supporter who was complaining to French reporter about his $20,000 pension gone. What an idiot. He was fighting for this future. In Afghanistan which is their dream model not even a city worth $20,000. A hundred bucks hidden in a basement makes one a Forbes’ top in a neighbourhood.


22 posted on 03/09/2012 6:00:22 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: LibsRJerks

“Maaa-aaa! You say we should also be screwing camels and goats?”


23 posted on 03/09/2012 6:00:26 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Revolting cat!

24 posted on 03/09/2012 6:01:58 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 66 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: zerosix

“... what on earth is an emo?”

I have a teen (NOT emo) and I asked him the same question. 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. Essentially, they are teens that that choose this type of image since they don’t fit into the jock/brain/popular crowd. Lots of black make-up, dye for their hair, black clothing that represents a living death. (now... aren’t you glad you asked?!) Mom


25 posted on 03/09/2012 6:02:15 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Bronzy

I have thought so for a while. Same thing with the Afghans.


26 posted on 03/09/2012 6:03:19 PM PST by PghBaldy (Once again, Obama proves he is not an honest broker. He can't be trusted.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It’s a kind of caricature that started, I believe, with Japanese cartoons. Only then did these absurd real life hairdos follow.

I’d still sooner unexpectedly meet a group of emo’s than a similar sized group of unknown Moose.


27 posted on 03/09/2012 6:03:36 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
Once again, I experience cultural deprivation as I have no idea what this "emo" thing is they speak of.

Strangely, I never feel left out not being on the bleeding edge of new culture trends........

28 posted on 03/09/2012 6:04:44 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: achilles2000
I think this has less to do with “emo” than it does with homosexuality.

That may be extreme, but I support the penalty for terrorizing the public with 130db thump noises while riding their camels...

29 posted on 03/09/2012 6:04:58 PM PST by Publius6961 (“It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep.” - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: momtothree

So they are gloomy and depressed. I’d sooner meet them than folks who are forever in a towering rage.


30 posted on 03/09/2012 6:05:49 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Publius6961

It’s an emo thing to carry boom boxes blaring out death metal music atop camels? Who gnu?


31 posted on 03/09/2012 6:07:45 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Publius6961

I don’t know what was extreme about the comment. The reference ot homosexuality was there, and it would hardly be surprising if the reporter was suppressing an important element of what is going on.


32 posted on 03/09/2012 6:09:27 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Pretty soon they’ll have huge round eyes.


33 posted on 03/09/2012 6:10:10 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Revolting cat!

Emo is homo?”

Perhaps ;-) But my point was that it seems quite likely that the reporter wasn’t giving the straight story on this ;-)


34 posted on 03/09/2012 6:11:01 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: achilles2000

The religion of peace at work. They’re all savages.


35 posted on 03/09/2012 6:11:14 PM PST by baiamonte
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To: cripplecreek

Yes, but impulse control isn’t there in the Middle East and Africa.


36 posted on 03/09/2012 6:11:23 PM PST by EEGator
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I agree. They essentially are the “weird” kids. They really don’t bother anyone (at least at my son’s school). They normally socialize only with each other. I guess at that age, everyone wants to belong to some sort of “group”. If they don’t fit in the others, they can dye their hair, get a black wardrobe and “fit” in with the emo group. (thank goodness we are beyond THOSE years!!)


37 posted on 03/09/2012 6:12:22 PM PST by momtothree
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To: dead

It’s like The Cure and Flock of Seagulls had a child.


38 posted on 03/09/2012 6:12:30 PM PST by EEGator
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To: momtothree
OK thanks but didn't those types used to be referred to as "Goths?"

I know, teens are difficult to pin down on their types and definitions for each other.

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.

39 posted on 03/09/2012 6:12:43 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

These dead kids apparently rejected islam for ‘something else’ and that is a threat to the tyrants. This is a ‘teaching moment’ on population control.

Better to be neighbors to a conscientious atheist than a devout mohammedan. The atheist can always change his mind. The mohammedan can only get worse.

God help us is we ever get one in a position of power/s.


40 posted on 03/09/2012 6:13:00 PM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: momtothree

I was wearing black years before goth and emos existed. I’m wearing black jeans right now.

Makeup would have bought me a beating back in the 80s though.


41 posted on 03/09/2012 6:14:02 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: Bronzy
I am sorry to have spilled American blood to liberate these savages. In hindsight, Saddam kept the savages in check.

Also Iran.

42 posted on 03/09/2012 6:14:35 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: baiamonte

And to think that Bush campaigned on not engaging in “nation-building”. Iraq is a criminal waste of lives and resources.


43 posted on 03/09/2012 6:14:37 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: momtothree

“Emo” as practiced/defined is “Emotional” IE anything these wastes of life that can come up with to make them sadder, more distraught/suicidal etc is good. The further down the spiral they can get, the ‘happier’ (paradoxically) they are.

It came from a bastardized form of “Goth”. But where Goths generally just keep their cliques and don’t bother anyone, Emos have to drag you down with them. They are mostly bisexual (a ‘plus’ in their world) and if one isn’t, then they are not ‘Emo” enough and ridiculed, which (again paradoxically) they like.

Think of the ultimate masochist in the mental and sexual sense and you have ‘Emo’ in a nutshell...and that shell is nothing BUT nuts.

Why? With all the ritilan and antipsycotics given out like candy for the last 20 years, need one ask? Add in ‘modern hip’ single parent homes and no control over the kids and there you go.

And LOTS of peer pressure.


44 posted on 03/09/2012 6:16:12 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: cripplecreek

Bookmark


45 posted on 03/09/2012 6:17:58 PM PST by Publius6961 (“It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep.” - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: zerosix

According to my son (my teen reference), to be emo is now “in”. Seems to me both have similar “lifestyles”... a evolution of sorts. Not to date myself, but when I was in college.. punks were the “fringe” crowd.


46 posted on 03/09/2012 6:18:32 PM PST by momtothree
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To: cripplecreek

What’s funny is that I recently was watching music videos from the 80’s. Remember when all the male singers wore black eyeliner? (I wear a lot of black as well. Not because it looks cool... it makes me look thinner!) It’s heck getting old.


47 posted on 03/09/2012 6:21:47 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Zhang Fei

And these are the lucky teens. They don’t have to live their lives in that insane asylum of a country.


48 posted on 03/09/2012 6:21:55 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Zhang Fei

Bookmark


49 posted on 03/09/2012 6:22:27 PM PST by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Lazamataz
Still, the problem here is that Iraqi society continues to be so primitive in the aggregate that they'll always be easy prey for other people just like Saddam Hussein.

After all, his replacement will be hailed as an enlightened and benign leader ~ someone who will advance civilization!

50 posted on 03/09/2012 6:22:27 PM PST by muawiyah
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