Iraqi religious police murder 90 teens for sporting the 'emo' look

Rick Moran
I must confess to being behind the fashion curve these days, but in Iraq, sporting the "emo" look can get you stoned to death. Al Arabiya: 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...(Read Full Post)

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