Saturday, March 10, 2012

Iraq: 90 stoned to death because of their "Emo" haircuts

In the country where we rested our hopes for a democracy, we now have this.  Young men, seen as un-Islamic, murdered in the most barbaric way possible.  Despite all those purple fingers and the claims that we have a friend in Iraq, this display of naked Islamic dogma does not make it apparent that Iraq will remain in our sphere of influence.  Far from it, even before we "left" Iraq our influence had waned to nothing more than a convenient target for jihadists.  These needless deaths are just another manifestation of how Islam deals with that seen as subversive and against the morals of Muhammad.

Welcome to the "new" Iraq.

From Al-Arabiya March 9

Dozens of Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for ‘emo’ haircuts: activists

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,” according to a statement by the interior ministry.

“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.”
Are they sure, or is that just an educated guess?  After all, the bodies were dumped across Baghdad so there could be many more that are never found.  
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