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Who are the Iraqi “Emos” being slaughtered for their life-style?

After 10 days of total blackout on a terrible campaign of slaughtering young Iraqis because of their “unorthodox” life-style, news are coming out, worst than expected.

In the last 10 days, no less than 100 young Iraqis, have been savagely murdered using a weapon or block of concrete called “Bloka” in Iraq.  These youth of between 14 to 18 call themselves Emos, short for emotional, wear tight jeans and have distinctive long, black or spiky haircuts. The interior minister described these Satanic kids: “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…’

The Emos are supposedly adopting free attitudes in their life-style that do not match the extremist Islam views on proper customs and traditions. Most of the rampage was located in Sadr City, a suburb of Baghdad.

These Emos adopt particular hair cuts, wearing black attires, plenty of accessories, looking very “pretty”, very relaxed, listening to Rock music,…The Emos life-style was imported from the west into Iraq.

Moktada Sadr, the leader of the main Iranian faction in Iraq, has brutally attacked the Emos as “perverts, crazies, and a plague to society…” and demanded that the authority finish them off “legally”

A cleric, Mohamad Yaacouby proclaimed that only counselling and islamic education are permitted in dealing with the Emos, and any attack not legally permitted is not within Chariaa laws…

A list of the Emos kids was published on mobile phones, along with death threats.  The Iraqi authority deny having anything to do with this wave of instability…

Mail On Sunday Reporter published:

“Youngsters in Iraq are being stoned to death for having haircuts and wearing clothes that emulate the ‘emo’ style popular among western teenagers.

Militants in Shia neighbourhoods, where the stoning have taken place, circulated lists yesterday naming more youths targeted to be killed if they do not change the way they dress.

Iraqi activists said this unnamed teenager was brutally killed by religious police for having an 'emo' hairstyleIraqi activists said this unnamed teenager was brutally killed by religious police for having an ’emo’ hairstyle

The killings have taken place since Iraq’s interior ministry drew attention to the ‘emo’ subculture last month, labelling it ‘Satanism’ and ordering the community police force to stamp it out. 

After reports of the stoning circulated on Iraqi media, the interior ministry said this week that no murders on its files could be blamed on attacks on ‘emos’.

Religious extremists have been harassing and killing teenagers with 'strange' or 'emo' appearances

Iraq’s Moral Police released a statement on the interior ministry’s website condemning the ’emo phenomenon’ among Iraqi youth, declaring its intent to ‘eliminate’ the trend.

‘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.

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. and what’s most disturbing about this is that they’re so young,’ she said.

This 'emo' youth was one of nearly 100 who were targeted for having a western hairstyle or wearing 'American jeans' 

Al-Bayaty said the killings appear to have been carried out by extremist Shia militias in mostly poor Shia neighborhoods and said she suspected ‘there’s complicity of the Ministry of Interior in the killings.’

Photos of the victims were released on Facebook, causing panic and fear among Iraqi students.


Described as both a cult and sect, it’s name derives from the word ‘emotional’

Its teen followers dress in black, favouring tight jeans, T-shirts, studded belts and sneakers or skater shoes.  Hair is often dyed black and straightened, and worn in a long fringe brushed to one side of the face.

Music also plays a critical role, Emos like guitar-based rock with emotional lyrics, bands such as My Chemical Romance, Jimmy Eat World, and Dashboard Confessional are particular favourites.

They regard themselves as a cool, young sub-set of the Goths.

With the trend comes accusations of self-harming and suicide, something its followers strongly deny. A young man with long hair was among those fearful at the  government-ordained harassment of teenagers with Western appearances.

‘I have long hair but that doesn’t mean I’m an Emo. I’m not less of a man if I have long hair. Let’s not say that if I have long hair, I’m a homosexual, but I have long hair because this is my style, this is me,’ he told Iraq’s Al-Sharqiya television network.

Safiyyah al-Suhail, an MP, said on Thursday that ‘some students have been recently arrested because they were wearing American jeans or had Western haircuts.’

News of the gruesome deaths drew a stern reaction from Iraq’s prominent Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who criticised the stoning of the young men as ‘an act of terrorism.’

He added: ‘The Ministry of Interior took this situation very seriously and received an approval from the Ministry of Education to set a plan under my full supervision and to allow us to enter schools in the capital.’

‘There are some cases of the spread of this phenomenon specifically among schools in Baghdad, but we are facing great difficulty in the lack of women on the force who would allow us to carry the investigation more accurately since the phenomenon is more popular among girls between the ages of 14 and 18.’

For how long should the youth in the Middle-East be the target of the obscurantist Moslem sects, Shia and Sunni?

Every generation of youth launches a life-style everywhere in the world and are quickly disseminated. You may read of one of these examples in my post

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“How Israel could be that stupid to alienate Turkey?” by Yossi Belin

In the daily “Israel Today”, former minister Yossi Belin wrote: “How could Israel easily alienate Turkey, a huge State of 76 million and the second fastest economy (after China?), and so close to our border, and having democratic institution? Israel government is resuming its stupid laments in statements such as “Turkey started first…” and “Turkey is demanding unfair apologies (for the killing of 9 Turkish peace activists in the taking over of the “peace ships” heading to Gaza) …”

Erdogan (Turkey’s PM) was the mediator between Syria and Israel for a peace settlement in return for the occupied Golan Heights, but former Israel Olmert PM opted instead to lauch war against Gaza instead in 2008 and dropping thousand tons of phosphorous bombs… 

Currently, Israel is in deep troubles.  Israel lost Iran (the former Shah in 1979), and now it lost Turkey (the steadiest supporter and NATO member) and has lost Egypt, and is facing turmoil on its southern borders (Sinai and the frequent blowing of oil pipelines) and northern borders (the Syrian rebels and Hezbollah…). 

And yet, Israel seems not to be able to flex its muscles except on the tiny Gaza Strip:  Over 20 Palestinians have been killed and scores of civilian injured in the last week frequent shelling and bombing of Gaza…The international community is still heavily focused on Syria, as if the famished Palestinians in the bankrupt enclave of Gaza are non entities…

Erdogan is very ill of terminal cancer and might not finish his term.  Turkey one party hegemony will suffer seriously from current instability due to accumulated unresolved difficulties with the Kurds (20% of population), the Alawit Shia sect (15% of population), its reckless haste of supporting the Moslem Brotherhood faction in Syria uprising, the coming of new faces in the next parliament since no deputy is to stay more than three successive terms…And Russia decided that Turkey will not be the main middleman in the Middle-East for any trade deals…

There are no “reliable” dictator regimes around Israel to deal with, and the people in the Middle-East have learned not to be afraid of mighty military powers.  Hezbollah has checked Israel military power for 33 days in June 2006, and practically won the war…

Most probably Israel will withdraw unilaterally from the Golan Heights (as it did from south Lebanon in 2000) since the multiple negotiations didn’t result in any serious consideration by Israel.  The people guerilla tactics in south Syria will convince Israel to cut its cost and let go of an occupation demanded by the UN since 1967.

South Yemen: From Marxist to Extreme Islamist in less than 3 decades?

Currently, the US fighter airplanes and particularly drones are engaged in bombing Qaeda forces in South Yemen. The US forces landed in the military base of 3ind in the Lahj province and are participating in operations, along with French troops, and what is left of the Yemeni army, led by the son of deposed President Ali Abdallah Saleh.  Yesterday, the US launched 6 missiles on an “arm depot” in the mountainous region of Khanfar, close to the town of Jaar: Over 40 Al Qaeda militias were dead.

What kind of succession is this, after over a year brutal repression of a popular uprising? What the Yemenis could hope from a deal arranged by absolute monarchs and Emirs in Qatar and Saudi Arabia? (See note)

Lately, the extreme Moslem forces, wrapped under al Qaeda Wahhabi sect umbrella, have dominated South Yemen and conquering one province after another, in quick takeover operations and imposing their brand of Chari3a (the Wahhabi Saudi Arabia kind).

The “Al Qaeda forces” are ruling the 3azan, Abine, Lahj, Hadramout, Shabwat and Bidaa provinces. So far over 200 Yemeni soldiers and officers have been killed and scores injured and taken hostages. 

The al Qaeda forces are threatening to execute the 73 soldiers and officers unless the “authorities” liberate their own prisoners.

Mind you that before South Yemen decided to unite with North Yemen, 30 years ago, under the former Sargent Ali Abdallah Saleh, it was the most Marxist established regime in the Middle-East.

Two years before the civil war, the Northern region of Shia Yazdi were at war with Saudi Arabia.

The most disheartening feeling at the time was that you don’t see field reporting of this civil war by the western media.  The written accounts are from second-hand sources and decades old. They abridge the problem by stating it is a tribal matter. They feel comfortable blaming Iran.  How the land locked north region, bordering Saudi Arabia, can be supplied by Iran needs to be clarified.

The western media is easily convinced that Al Qaeda moved from Saudi Arabia and was ordered to infiltrate the Somali refugee camps in South Yemen, before moving up to the north.  How Al Qaeda got to be located in a region of North West Yemen with Shia Yazdi population is totally irrelevant to foreign “war correspondents”.

The population of North West Yemen forms the third of the total and it is Yezdi Shia that agrees to seven Imams and not 12 as in Iran; the Yazdi sect does not care that much about the coming of a “hidden” Mahdi to unite and save Islam.  

The western media want you to believe that this war, which effectively started in 2004, is a succession problem to prevent the son of current President Abdallah Saleh from inheriting the power. Actually Saleh’s son is the head of the Presidential Guard which has been recently involved in the war, after the regular army failed to bring a clear-cut victory against the Yazdi rebels.  And now this son hold the most potent military post to quell the Al Qaeda rebels in South Yemen.  Is that confusing to you? Not to me, but how to explain simply the ugly foreign meddling in Yemen sociopolitical structure?

Yemen was a backward States even in the 60’s.  South Yemen had a Marxist regime backed by the Egyptian troops of Jamal Abdel Nasser against North Yemen ruled by an ancient Yazdi Imam; a hereditary regime labeled the “Royalists” and backed by Saudi Arabia.

After the Soviet Union disintegrated Yemen unified in 1990.  Since then, South Yemen and North West Yemen were deprived of the central State financial and economic distribution of wealth.  President Saleh could present the image of a “progressist” leader as long as Yemen was out of the screen and nobody cared about this bankrupt State.

Yemen is on the verge of being divided into three separate autonomous States, the South, North West, and Sanaa the Capital.  The problems in the Horn of Africa have migrated its endemic instability into Yemen; refugees from Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Sudan have been flocking into the southern shores of Yemen for same climate. 

Heavy influx of contraband products are keeping the people of these two regions precariously afloat. The deal between Hillary Clinton and Israel foreign affairs Levny to patrol the Indian Ocean was not just meant for Gaza, but mainly to prepare President Saleh for his 2009 campaign against the rebels in North Yemen by monitoring contraband arms shipments to the “hawssy” rebels.

Saudi Arabia, during the duo power brokers of Prince Sultan and Neyef (respectively Ministers of Defense and the Interior) did their best to destabilize Yemen on account of fighting the spread of the Shia sect in the Arabic Peninsula. Yemen has no natural resources to count on and the population is addicted to “Qat” that they chew on at lunch time for hours.

Saudi Arabia was the main financial sources to Yemen tribes.  Yemeni tribal leaders received monthly stipends, and they still do, in order to maintain the status-quo in the last three decades.

The western States, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf Emirates want you to believe that the main enemy is Iran.  The reality is that Extreme Islam, the Al Qeada Saudi Arabia supported kind, have the Middle -East and Africa locked up from the east, west and north. 

On the eastern front, their regimes stretch from Pakistan, South Yemen, Somalia, Kenya…

On the western front, their forces are actually running the regimes in Mauritania, Mali and Senegal…and infiltrating deep into Niger, Chad, and norther Nigeria…

On the northern front, they have taken over Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Egypt…

For all support to all these bankrupt States and famished population, Saudi Arabia keep building mosques, distributing free their Wahhabi Coran version and Hadith brand book on how to subjugate women…and distributing arms to these extreme obscurantist rebels…

The US knows that obscurantist Saudi Arabia is the real nemesis in the spreading of Islamist extremists everywhere Moslems are majority, but it prefers oil on world stability…





March 2012

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