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Report: Iraqi Teenagers Stoned to Death For...

Posted by: Jason Tate (03/09/12)
I was just passed this article from a friend: Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for "emo" haircuts.
From the ArticleAt 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 Western or "emo" appearances.

Update: More articles on this are starting to pop-up online. I will update this thread with information we find.
 
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01:42 PM on 03/09/12
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This is crazy.
01:43 PM on 03/09/12
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Good to see democracy and human rights as strong as ever in Iraq.
01:44 PM on 03/09/12
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“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.

What. The. Fuck?! All over appearance. We live in such a fucked up world.
01:44 PM on 03/09/12
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They gotta stop with the biblical punishments. I mean, they still stone and crucify people. How about writing a ticket?
01:44 PM on 03/09/12
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Wow, this is fucked.
01:45 PM on 03/09/12
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This is awful
01:45 PM on 03/09/12
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Fucking terrible. I know it's difficult looking at other cultures through our own beliefs, but this is so senseless.
01:47 PM on 03/09/12
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barbers over there should jack up their prices. They would make a killing with all the guys coming in to get their long hair chopped off.
01:49 PM on 03/09/12
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This is sickening. Basically stoning people to death for being different. How can they possibly think this is right?
01:50 PM on 03/09/12
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barbers over there should jack up their prices. They would make a killing with all the guys coming in to get their long hair chopped off.
01:51 PM on 03/09/12
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barbers over there should jack up their prices. They would make a killing with all the guys coming in to get their long hair chopped off.
Pretty cool that Rick Santorum is posting on AP now.
01:51 PM on 03/09/12
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Shameful. How would they like it if someone stoned them for being an extremist? There are some bright spots in the world but there are some extreme lows too. Very sad story and hopefully something can be done to stop these terrible actions.
01:53 PM on 03/09/12
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Moral Police.
I thought Iraq didn't have that shit anymore. Sad.
01:54 PM on 03/09/12
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Al-Ahkbar = God is great


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