Iraqi Teens: 90 Stoned to Death for Hair and Clothing: Emo Style a Death Sentence for Iraqi Teens

Wearing tight clothing and hair styles somewhat similar to punk or vampire (long, spiky or curley) will get a student stoned to death in Iraq, and not just in obscure villages, but in Baghdad as well where lists are circulated with the names of offending teens slated for death if they do not change their wayward ways. What is known as the ’emo subculture’ in the West is known as ‘satanism’ in Iraq…unless it’s not true, as the Interior Minister says no one has died for wearing strange clothing and hairstyles.

‘The Emo phenomenon or devil worshipping 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.’

‘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.’

A group of armed men dressed in civilian clothing led dozens of teenagers to secluded areas a few days ago, stoned them to death, and then disposed their bodies in garbage dumpsters across the capital, according to activists, activists told the Cairo-based al-Akhbar website.

The armed men are said to belong to ‘one of the most extremist religious groups’ in Iraq.

‘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.

Iraq’s moral police was granted approval by the Ministry of Education to enter Baghdad schools and pinpoint students with such appearances, according to the interior ministry’s statement.

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.’

Wearing American jeans has resulted in arrests. The emo trend is popular among young girls ages 14 to 18 as well, but Shias haven’t figure out how to handle the female emo problem yet. Bet it won’t take them long. According to Mail Online, the unnamed student in the above photo was murdered for his dress.

Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook

  • Beyond words to think that these monsters kill their own children. Absolute barbarians.

    • TCL, I agree. How must the women be able to live with these vile men? I just don’t understand it.

  • AND YET WE HAVE AN ADMINISTRATION THAT WANT’S TO JUST GET ALONG…

  • I think I’m with the Muslims on this one lol

  • Ms. Maggie, is the story true? Is there a way to confirm it? This is so disturbing…