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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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December 2022

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