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http://gaymiddleeast.com/news/news%20367.htm
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/03/09/reports-of-emo-youth-and-lgbt-people-being-massacred-in-iraq/

Up To A 100 Gay And Emo Youth Massacred In Iraq
Some reports indicate it supported by police and state officials
By Dan Littauer, Executive Editor of GayMiddleEast.com, March 9, 2012




Since 6 February (http://gaymiddleeast.com/news/news%20366.htm) there have been continuous reports of militia targeting youths which focus on attacks, kidnapping, torture and murder of ‘emo’ youth and individuals perceived as gay, lesbian or trans.

It appears that attacks have been taking place in Baghdad as well as in several in southern provinces.

Emo, short for emotional or emocore is a US originated hardcore punk-rock music that appeared in the 80s attracting mostly teenagers. According to a report by a local LGBTQ activist the first murder occurred on 6 February in Sadr City district in Baghdad, the last was reported on 7 March of two female victims in their 20s from Shaab district of Baghdad.  (http://www.irakna.com/index.php/2012-03-07-15-55-07/2012-03-07-15-56-44/461-2012-03-06-01-40-40.html)

Moral panic has been stirred up by militias about emo youth for the last year, alleging they are adulterers, Satanists, vampires and sexually depraved.

An Iraqi source has testified to Gay Middle East (GME) that militias had warned emo youth and LGBT people that they would kill them a month ago. Posters containing the threats were put in cafés and on street corners in Baghdad.

In Baghdad local media reported massacres of emo youth and LGBT people occurring in the districts of Sadr, Chaala, Albaladiat, Baghdad Al-Jadedah, Karadah and Kadhymia. The number of victims claimed ranges from 56 to 100.

An Iraqi LGBTQ activist reported to GME an eyewitness account about a method used to murder victims by hitting their heads and body parts with concrete blocks repeatedly until death.

Another method, reported by Iraqi media, involves pushing off the tops of high buildings.

In addition five survivors were murdered inside hospitals according to a confidential witness, cited in the activist’s report

According to the same LGBTQ activist, at least 45 victims had been killed (mostly gay men in Baghdad only) according to family members and medical staff in some hospitals.

Local Iraqi media announced the total number of victims who were killed until the 7 March reached around 90 people.

Al-Sharqiya TV reports 90 mostly young men and women were murdered:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/4P4OQ4hLcYw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/4P4OQ4hLcYw</a>

The report from the local LGBTQ activist indicates that Jaish Al-Mahdi (Mahdi Army) and Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq (League of the Righteous) are at least partially responsible for the murders.

An anonymous official in Sadr city’s municipal council affirmed that some people are recruited by extremist armed militias who carry lists stored in their phones with the names of emo youths and LGBTQ people to be murdered.

It has also emerged that some officials are actually behind the killings.

Colonel Mushtaq Taleb Muhammadawi, director of the community police of the Iraqi Interior Ministry, stated on 6 February that they had observed the so-called Satanists and emos. He added that the police have an official approval to eliminate emo people because of their ‘notorious effects’ on the community.

The colonel declared to Iraq News Network that: ‘Research and reports on the emo phenomenon has been conducted and shared with the Ministry of Interior which officially approves the measures to eliminate them.

‘The Ministries of Education and Interior are taking this issue seriously and we have an action plan to “eradicate them”. I will be leading the project myself and we have the necessary permits to access all schools in the capital,’ added the colonel, thus possibly indicating at the very least Iraqi state complicity with the massacres.

Speaking with Gay Middle East, 'O', a university student from Baghdad, explained that emo youth are wrongly perceived as gays who worship satan and are also labeled "vampire groups" falsely believed to suck blood from each other’s wrists in their satanic gatherings.

O stated: ‘There is no religion that would dictate the killing of those who look different. Even if we credit the ridiculous assumption that emos might be worshiping Satan, the Quran says “you have your religion and I have mine”. There are so many myths around them. They are being killed for being perceived as too feminine and gay.’

Bissam an independent Iraqi LGBT activist and blogger (http://rainbowiraq.wordpress.com), currently in exile said ‘we need to stop all these crimes against humanity. If the confession of the police colonel is true, then the state and its leadership are at least complicit in these massacres.

‘These Shiites fundamentalists interpret all differences as haram and satanic. Exterminating people associated guarantees a place in heaven. The murders are religiously justified even though they have no legal base in the country’s liberal constitution,’ adds Bissam.

‘These young people were told they had four days to change their behavior into the path the righteous. But which one? On what basis do they identify right from wrong? Even if they cut their hair short, they would still look different.’ He asked rhetorically.

Safia Sohail (http://www.akhbaar.org/home/2012/03/126312.html), an independent deputy in the Iraqi Council of Representatives called ‘the Ministry of Interior and the two parliamentary committees for security and defense of human rights to move quickly to uncover the circumstances of the killing of the emo young people.’

The deputy asserted that ‘nobody has the right to hold others accountable or set himself a substitute for the law’.

Alakhbar.org, an Iraqi news website referred to the state of panic going viral among students and young people and the fear of being kidnapped, tortured and killed in cold blood because of the way they dress or comb their hair.

Lead picture from Alakhbar



http://www.irakna.com/index.php/2012-03-07-15-55-07/2012-03-07-15-56-44/461-2012-03-06-01-40-40.html

الشـرطـة ومسـؤولون محليـون يتخبطون فـي تحديـد "الإيـمــو"
   المجموعة: أهم الأخبار
    06 آذار 2012


[PHOTO] ، انه يوم الاثنين، واعتاد منذ سنوات أن يكون اليوم عطلته، كما يتفق معظم الحلاقين على هذا اليوم كإجازة أسبوعية...اضطر الحلاق أن يستيقظ مبكرا بعد إصرار البعض من زبائنه الشباب والمراهقين

على أن يحلقوا اليوم،لم يطل بمراوغاته كثيرا مقابل إصرارهم،وبعد نصف ساعة كان أول زبون شاباً ذا شعر طويل لامع يجلس على الكرسي .تفاجأ الحلاق بطلب الزبون " أريد أن أقص شعري (خفيف) "،الشاب كان يرفض دوما ان يقلل من طول شعره ،ويناكف بعض أصدقائه الشباب ممن سقط شعرهم مؤخرا ، بان لديه شعرا كثيفا يمكن ان يعيره لأي أصلع .
الشباب في تلك المنطقة المزدحمة بالسكان طلبوا في ذلك اليوم طريقة الحلاقة نفسها "الشعر الخفيف " واستغراب الحلاق الطلب المكرر لم يدم طويلا ، بعد انتشار خبرملاحقة الشرطة وبعض المجاميع لذوي الشعر الطويل ، "يشبعونهم ضربا ،ويحلقون مرغمين "نمرة صفر " في الشارع" ، الا ان الأمر قد تطور بشكل دراماتيكي لاحقا، بقتل البعض من الشباب بـ"البلوكة ".

لماذا يقتلون ؟
شهود عيان ذكروا لـ"المدى " يوم أمس بان قوائم بأسماء بعض الشباب ممن يتهمون بانتمائهم لظاهرة "الايمو " علقت على جدران المنازل في مدينة الصدر والشعلة والكاظمية ،وهم مهددون بالقتل واحدا تلو الآخر. الشهود أكدوا بان هذه القوائم تحدد مجموعة شباب يطيلون شعرهم وبعضهم يطلق على نفسه "ايمو "، مشددين على ان حوادث قتل جرت في تلك المناطق بواسطة حجر "البلوك ". بينما ذكر آخرون ان الشرطة تلاحق الشباب ذوي الشعر الطويل في الشوارع ويقومون بحلق شعرهم "صفر " في الشارع ،فضلا عن ضربهم ، كما حدث لشاب في الشورجة وسوق شلال بمنطقة الشعب.
شهود العيان ممن تحدثوا لـ"المدى " عن ازدياد حالات القتل وجهوا أصابع الاتهام إلى بعض الجماعات المسلحة في تلك المناطق ، من جانبه اكد قيادي في التيار الصدري ان جيش الامام المهدي قد جمد بالكامل قبل 3 سنوات ، ولم يبق غير لواء اليوم الموعود المقاوم للاحتلال الذي جمد ايضا قبل شهرين من مغادرة الامريكان البلاد،والبقية حولوا الى ما اسماهم بـ"الممهدون " لتلقي الدروس الفقهية والدينية لمدة خمس سنوات، مشددا ان غير الملتحقين بتلك الدروس سيكونون خارجين على اتباع "الصدر". النائب امير الكناني أوضح في اتصال مع "المدى " ان الرجال الذين يتشبهون بالنساء (كما يفسر الكناني الايمو) هم "ملعونون " وفق قول للرسول محمد (ص) حول تلك الفئة. رافضا التبرير لجواز قتلهم تحت اي ظرف من الظروف، ولكن يمكن ان يتم فرض "التعزير" –على حد قوله - وهي مجموعة من العقوبات تفرض في حالة كون الدولة تعتمد الحكم الاسلامي ،وهي عقوبات"الجلد والحبس " ، مستبعدا تلك الاجراءات في العراق لاننا وحسب قوله "نعيش في دولة قانون يحكمها دستور وقانون العقوبات هو النافذ ". من جانب آخر رمى النائب عن الاحرار المسؤولية في تلك الاحداث على بعض الجماعات المتطرفة التي تحاول دوما إثارة المشاكل ، كما حدث في الاعتداءات على مكاتب السيد الصرخي وبعض المرجعيات الدينية .
وتعرضت مكاتب (شرعية) وحسينية ومسجد تعود للمرجع الديني محمود الحسني الصرخي في محافظات ذي قار والقادسية والبصرة، إلى عمليات إحراق.وفي غضون تلك الأحداث تعرضت منازل العديد من ممثلي المرجع الديني علي السيستاني في بعض محافظات الجنوب والفرات الأوسط لعمليات استهداف بعبوات ناسفة وقنابل يدوية.
تطورات لاحقة ....
بالمقابل أكد مصدر مسؤول في المجلس البلدي لمدينة الصدر "رفض ذكر اسمه" بان الشباب في "الصدر " يحملون في "الموبايلات " قوائم بأسماء بعض الشباب الذين ستتم تصفيتهم في الوقت القادم بسبب انتمائهم لـ"الايمو " ، معتقدا انه مجرد تهديد من قبل جهات تبدو لدى عضو المجلس البلدي مجهولة وغير معروفه تريد ان تنتقم من بعض الشباب المنتمين لهذه الظاهرة.
المصدر شدد في حديثه مع "المدى " على انهم وجدوا قبل يومين شابتين مقتولتين في منطقة جميلة ، موضحا " ذهبت بنفسي إلى موقع الحادث ووجدت جثتين لفتاتين في العشرين من العمر ، مرتديتين سروال (ستريج ) ضيق و(قماصل ) جلدية سوداء ضيقة وقصيرة .
يبدو ان البعض من المسؤولين المحليين والأمنيين لايعرفون عماذا يبحثون بالتحديد وما معنى " الايمو " ؟ يضيف المصدر " اقتربت من الجثتين فوجدتهما إناثا وكنت اعتقد بأنهم ذكور متشبهون بالنساء " ، ويلفت بأنه منذ ايام يتجول في مدينة الصدر مع بعض المسؤولين الأمنيين باحثا عن ظواهر غريبة " شباب بثياب نساء" لكنه لم يرصد اي حالة ، مؤكدا في حالة وجودهم سوف يتصلون بالشرطة المجتمعية لاتخاذ اللازم.
وكشف مدير الشرطة المجتمعية التابعة لوزارة الداخلية مؤخرا ،من ان ظاهرة "الايمو" او ما سُميوا بـ" عبدة الشيطان" متابعة من قبلهم، ولديهم موافقات رسمية بالقضاء عليها بأقرب وقت ممكن ، لكون تأثيراتها على المجتمع بدأت تأخذ منحى آخر، وباتت تهدد بالخطر . وأضاف العقيد مشتاق طالب المحمداوي في تصريحات صحفية سابقة ان" ظاهرة الايمو اكتشفت من قبل عناصر مديريتنا في بغداد وتمت دراستها واعدت تقارير وبحوثا عنها ورفعت لوزارة الداخلية لاستحصال موافقات لمتابعة هذه الحالة وكيفية القضاء عليها."وتابع ان وزارة الداخلية"أخذت هذا الأمر بجانب من الأهمية والأولية وتم استحصال موافقة التربية تحديدا لاعداد خطة متكاملة بإشرافي شخصيا والسماح بدخولنا لكافة المدارس في العاصمة."
لقاء الساعة ...!
من جانبه شكا مصدر في المجلس البلدي لمدينة الكاظمية في لقاء جمعهم مع مسؤول رفيع في وزارة الداخلية يوم امس في اجتماع خاص لمناقشة ظاهرة "الايمو " وجود محلات في المدينة لبيع ملابس غريبة واكسسوارات تتعلق بـ"الايمو " دون ان يرصدوا شبابا يرتدون تلك الملابس.
المصدر من الكاظمية الذي فضل عدم ذكر اسمه لحساسية الموضوع أكد لـ"المدى " وجود مفارز من الشرطة منتشرة في المدينة بحثا عن هؤلاء الشباب ، مشددا بانهم لم يشاهدوا اي شخص يلبس تلك الثياب او الاكسسوارات،منوها الى ان الكثير من الشباب بدؤوا بقص شعرهم خوفا من انتقام بعض الجهات التي بدأت مؤخرا بالانتقام من "شباب الايمو ".
وكشف مسؤول محلي في المدينة نفسها قبل ايام ، عن ورود معلومات امنية مؤكدة وجود أشخاص "مصاصي دماء" في المدينة تابعين لـ "الإيمو"، فيما لفتت وزارة الداخلية الى ان ظاهرة "الايمو" يقتصر وجودها على الملابس.
وقال رئيس اللجنة الامنية في المجلس المحلي لمنطقة الكاظمية علي الشمري في حديث صحفي سابق ان "مفارز الامن الوطني والشرطة المجتمعية في المنطقة ابلغتنا عن تحركات مريبة لأشخاص يقلدون ظاهرة الايمو"، مبينا ان "تلك المعلومات تؤكد أن هؤلاء يقومون بامتصاص الدماء من معاصم بعضهم البعض".
وأكد الشمري أن ظاهرة الايمو هي "ظاهرة اجنبية على المدينة المقدسة"، ووصفها بأنها "غير اخلاقية"، لافتا إلى ان "أتباعها ينتهون بانتحار جماعي بحسب ما اطلعنا من معلومات بشأنها في امريكا الجنوبية".
وبين الشمري أن "الجهات المختصة وجدت رسوما لجماجم في بعض المدارس وكتابات باللغة الانكليزية لا تعرف طبيعتها"، لافتا إلى ان المجلس المحلي في الكاظمية "يخشى من امكانية تحول هؤلاء الى عبدة للشيطان خصوصا وان مواقع الانترنيت تبين ان اتباع هذه الظاهرة في الخارج هم من عبدة الشيطان".
وروى الشمري ان الجهات الامنية ابلغته بقيام احد الاشخاص من الايمو بالوقوف "وحيدا" في المساء من الساعة السابعة وحتى الثانية عشر ليلا في الشارع الرئيسي لمنطقة العدل ، وأكد ان "المعلومات تشير أيضا الى عدم اختلاطه بأي شخص وأنه يختفي طوال النهار عن الانظار".وابدى الشمري استعداده وباقي المسؤولين المحليين لـ"التحاور مع مقلدي الايمو لمعرفة طلباتهم وطموحاتهم"، وعلق بالقول "اذا وجدنا أن افكارهم طبيعية تحافظ على النظام العام فلن نستطيع منعهم"، مشيرا الى "انتشار هذه الظاهرة في مناطق أخرى من بغداد كالكرادة وزيونة". و"الايمو" كلمة جاءت من مصطلح "emotional" بما معناه حساس أو عاطفي ذو مشاعر متهيجة أو حساسة وهذه الجماعة تتبع نظام لبس معين وموسيقى معينة وتسريحة شعر معينة وأخذت الظاهرة في الانتشار بين الشباب المراهقين الذين أعمارهم ما بين 12-17 لكن الايمو مرحلة في حياة بعض المراهقين ولكنها قد تستمر بعد 17 أيضا والايمو ليست ديانة وليس للايمو ديانة محددة.
الإيمو والقمة العربية !
الجهات الأمنية في بغداد تؤكد عدم وجود حوادث قتل او تهديد لـ"شباب الايمو ".عبد الكريم ذرب عضو لجنة الامن في مجلس محافظة بغداد نفى في اتصال مع "المدى " قيام الشرطة بقص شعر الشباب او الاعتداء عليهم بالضرب ، مشددا على ان الظاهرة هي اجتماعية ويمكن علاجها عن طريق المدرسة ومنظمات المجتمع المدني ،وليس عن طريق الشرطة ،داعيا عبر "المدى " كل شخص تعرض للضرب او لاي اساءه التوجه الى مجلس محافظة بغداد لتقديم الشكوى.
ويرى الذرب بان العراق مقبل على محفل عربي كبير هو القمة العربية ،وهناك من يسعى الى اشاعة الفوضى ويخرب صورة البلد باي شكل من الاشكال . الى ذلك تحدث العقيد مشتاق المحمداوي في حديث لبعض وسائل الاعلام في وقت سابق بان الشرطة المجتمعية تقوم بعلاج الظاهرة بكل هدوء وجدية بدون تأثيرات على المجتمع والمواطنين ، ورغم ضبطنا حالات غريبة نعاني منها بسبب صعوبتها ، وبخاصة الاختلاط معهم اي مع الايمو ، لان جماعات الايمو لا يتحدثون الا مع ايمو اخر ولا يتحدثون مع شخص طبيعي اخر وهنا تكمن الصعوبة ، ودعا الى المزيد من التعاون من قبل الوزارات الاخرى.
وابدى الكثير من الشباب الذين يهتمون بـ"الموضة " تخوفهم من استهدافهم في وقت لاحق، بعدما يتهمون بانهم مصاصو دماء او عبدة شيطان او اي تسمية اخرى.وترى عضو لجنة حقوق الانسان في مجلس النواب اشواق الجاف ضرورة التعاطي مع هذا الموضوع بشكل حضاري ومدني وعدم اللجوء الى العنف والقتل .
الجاف وفي اتصال مع "المدى " شددت على ضرورة ان تتم محاورة تلك الفئة ان وجدت اصلا ، وان تنشغل الجهات الحكومية بتوفير العمل للشباب حتى لا ينصرفوا لسلوكيات غريبة تخرج عن تقاليد واعراف المجتمع. رافضة ان يتم التعامل معهم بالقوة وكأنهم ارهابيون.
ويتفق القيادي في دولة القانون عبدالهادي الحساني مع ما ذهبت اليه الجاف ، موضحا " نحن في العراق نحتاج الى وقفة كبيرة للتأكيد على ضرورة احترام الانسان وصون كرامته". الحساني وفي اتصال مع "المدى " اكد بان الدول الاوربية قد تعرضت للكثير من تلك الموجات التي يقودها شباب وباسماء مختلفة ، لكنهم وعلى حد تعبيره يعتمدون على مبدأ " ان كنت لا تخالف القانون فأنت حر ".
من جانب اخر يشكك بعض الناشطين المدنيين في قدرة الحكومة او الجهات الامنية على صد تلك الظواهر بسبب وجود الاتصالات الحديثة ومواقع التواصل الاجتماعي.الناشطة هناء ادورد تقول " نحن في زمن العولمة ، لايمكن ان نحصن انفسنا من التأثر بعادات وتقاليد الشعوب الاخرى ". وترفض ادورد في حديثها مع "المدى " معالجة تلك الظواهر بطريقة عنيفة ، مشددة على ان ذلك السلوك الذي يتسم بالعنف ضد المواطن العراقي ينتهك الدستور الذي اكد على صون كرامة وحرية العراقي.
وكانت مصر قد شهدت في فترة حكم انور السادات ظهور ما اسمتهم حينها بـ"عبدة الشياطين " ، وعالجت الامر كما الكثير من دول العالم الثالث بالطريقة الامنية ذاتها . ويرفض الناشط في مجال حقوق الانسان محمد السلامي استخدام المزاج في حل ظاهرة "الايمو " ،داعيا الى اعتماد القانون كفيصل في حل المشكلة، مشددا على ان المادة 38 من الدستور تؤكد على حرية الاعتقاد والرأي .
السلامي وهو سكرتير الجمعية الوطنية للدفاع عن حقوق الانسان يؤكد ان تلك الظواهر هي حركات احتجاج على ظروف اقتصادية واجتماعية يرفضها الشباب، لاسيما ان الشاب العراقي يشعر بالاهمال من قبل الحكومة، وعدم الايفاء بمتطلباته سواء في الدراسة او ما بعد التخرج.ويرى من الضروري ان يتم علاج تلك الظواهر عن طريق البحوث النفسية والاجتماعية وحل المشكلات الاقتصادية.
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Police and local officials scrambling to determine the "EMO"
06 March 2012


[PHOTO] Crowded with a group of young people at a hairdressers in the area east of Rusafa in popularity, it's Monday, and he used years ago to be on vacation, as most hairdressers agree on this day ... had to leave with a weekly barber to wake up early after the insistence of some of his customers youth and adolescents

To shave today, did not take long Bmrogath much for their determination, and after half an hour was the first customer a young man a long hair shiny sitting on the chair. Surprised barber request the customer "I want to have my hair cut (light)," the young man had been refusing to always reduce the length of his hair , and some of his friends Anacf young people who have recently dropped their hair, that it has a thick hair can pays for any bald.

Young people in that region densely populated asked on that day the way shaving themselves "hair light" and the surprise of the barber demand for refined did not last long, after the spread of Khbermlahakh police and some groups for people with long hair, "Ichbonhm beaten, and shave forced" tiger zero "in the street," but that it has evolved dramatically later, killing some of the young people to ", block."

Why kill?

Witnesses stated that the "long" day yesterday that lists the names of some young people who are accused of belonging to the phenomenon of "emo" hung on the walls of the houses in Sadr City and Shula and Kadhimiya, and they threatened to kill them one by one. Witnesses confirmed that these lists define a group of young prolonging their hair, some of whom called themselves the "Emo", stressing that the killings took place in those areas by stone "blocks." While others stated that the police chasing young people with long hair in the streets and they shaved their hair, "zero" in the street, as well as beaten, as happened to a young man in the Shorja market and the waterfall area of ​​the people.

Witnesses who spoke of "reaching" for the increasing cases of murder and pointed the finger to some armed groups in those areas, from his part, leader of the Sadrist movement that the Army of Imam al-Mahdi has been frozen the entire 3 years ago, leaving non-Promised Day Brigade resistant to the occupation that also suspended two months before the Americans leave the country, and the rest turned to what he called the "Almmahdon" to receive the lessons of religious doctrine and for five years, stressing that those not attending lessons will be going out to follow the "chest". Deputy Emir of Kanani explained in connection with the "long" that men who imitate women (as interpreted Kanani emo) are "cursed," according to the words of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) about that category. Rejecting the justification for the permissibility of killing under any circumstances, but can not impose "discretionary" - he said - a range of sanctions imposed in the event that the State adopt Islamic rule, and sanctions, "the skin and confinement", ruling out those actions in Iraq because we as saying "We live in a state of law governed by the Constitution and the Penal Code is in force." On the other hand threw the Liberal MP for the responsibility of those events on some extremist groups, always trying to stir up trouble, as happened in the attacks on the offices of Mr. Sarkhi and some religious leaders.

And were offices (legitimacy) and the Shiite shrine and a mosque belonging to the reference of religious Mahmoud al-Hassani Sarkhi in the provinces of Dhi Qar, Qadisiya and Basra, to flaring. In the meantime these events were the homes of many representatives of the religious authority Ali al-Sistani in some provinces of the south and the Middle Euphrates operations targeting improvised explosive devices and grenades.

Subsequent developments ....

Conversely An official source in the municipal council for Sadr City, "anonymity" that the young people in the "chest" carry in "mobiles" lists the names of some young people who will be liquidated at the time the next because of their affiliation to "emo", believing he was just threatened by views seem the municipal council member is unknown and famous want to retaliate against some of the young people belonging to this phenomenon.

The source stressed in his interview with "long" that they found two days ago, two young women Mguetolten in a beautiful area, explaining, "I went myself to the scene and found the bodies of two girls in the twenty years of age, Mrtdetyn Pants (Strig) narrow and (Qmasal) black leather narrow and short.

It seems that some of the local officials and security officials do not know exactly what they are looking Amama the meaning of "emo"? The source adds, "approached the bodies Fujdthma female and I think they are male Michbhon Women," and draws that since the days of wandering around in Sadr City, with some security officials in search of strange phenomena "youth, clothed women," but no provision of any state, saying if they will call the police community to take necessary action.

The Director of Community Police of the Ministry of Interior recently, that the phenomenon of "emo" or Smioa as "Satanists" follow-up by them, and they have official approval to eliminate them as soon as possible, the fact that their effects on the community began to take another course, and is now threatening danger. The Colonel Mushtaq student Muhammadawi in previous press statements that "the phenomenon of emo discovered by members of the Directorate in Baghdad and has been studied and prepared reports and research them and raised to the Ministry of the Interior to obtain the approvals to follow up this case and how to eliminate them." He said the Interior Ministry "I took this next important and obtain the approval of the preliminary education was specifically to prepare an integrated plan Bahrafa we enter personally and allow for all the schools in the capital. "

Meeting time ...!

For his part, complained about the source of the municipal council of the city of Kadhimiya in a meeting assembled with a senior official at the Interior Ministry yesterday at a special meeting to discuss the phenomenon of "emo" the presence of shops in the city for the sale of clothing strange and accessories related to "emo" without monitor young people wearing those clothes.

Source of Kadhimiya, who preferred to remain anonymous because of the sensitivity confirmed the "long" the presence of detachments of police deployed in the city in search of these young people, stressing that they had never seen anyone wear those clothes or accessories, adding that many young people began to cut their hair for fear of revenge in some quarters that have recently begun to retaliate against "emo youth."

Revealed a local official in the same city a few days ago, for the receipt of information confirming the presence of security people, "vampires" in the city belonging to "EMO", while the Ministry of Interior noted that the phenomenon of "emo" confined to the clothing.

The head of the security committee of the local council for the Kadhimiya Ali Al-Shammari in an interview earlier that "detachments of national security and community policing in the area told us about suspicious movements of people imitate the phenomenon of emo," noting that "This information confirms that those who absorb blood from the wrists to each other" .

Shammari stressed that the phenomenon of emo is "a phenomenon foreign to the Holy City," and described it as "immoral", pointing out that "the collective suicide of followers end up according to what we have read the information on them in South America."

And between-Shammari that the "competent authorities, if any charge skulls in some schools and the writings of the English language does not know its nature," pointing out that the local council in Kadhimiya "fear of the possibility of turning them into worshipers of Satan, especially as the Internet web sites shows that a phenomenon abroad are of slave the devil. "

And Roy-Shammari said the security authorities told him the fact that a person of emo being "alone" in the evening from seven o'clock until twelve at night in the main street of the area of ​​justice, and stressed that "the information also refers to the lack of mixing with any person and that it disappears during the day away." He expressed his Shammari readiness and other local officials for "dialogue with Mqlde emo to know their demands and aspirations," commented by saying, "If we found that their thoughts naturally maintains public order, we can not stop them," pointing to "the spread of this phenomenon in other parts of Baghdad Kalkradh and Zayouna." And "emo" word came from the term "emotional" in the sense sensitive or emotionally with the feelings of irritated or sensitive and the group tracking system to wear a certain music and certain hairstyle certain and took the phenomenon is spreading among young adolescents aged between 12-17, but emo stage in the the lives of some teenagers, but may also continue after 17 and emo is not a religion, not religion specific emo.

EMO and the Arab summit!

Security authorities in Baghdad confirms the absence of incidents of killing or the threat of the "young emo." Abdul Karim sprue member of the security committee in the province of Baghdad, denied contact with the "long" that the police cut the hair of young people or beating them, stressing that the phenomenon is a social and can be treated through school and civil society organizations, and not by the police, calling through the "long" every person who has been beaten, or any Abuse Go to the Baghdad Provincial Council to make a complaint.

Believes that the worldwide abolition of Iraq on the verge of a forum is a large Arab Arab summit, and there are those who seek to create chaos and destroy the image of the country in any way. To that occurring Colonel Mushtaq Muhammadawi in an interview with some of the media earlier that the community police are treating the phenomenon calmly and seriously, without effects on society and citizens, and though we catch cases of strange that we have, because of the difficulty, especially mixing with them, ie, with the EMO, because the groups emo do not speak But with another emo does not speak with another natural person and here lies the difficulty, and called for more cooperation from other ministries.

He expressed a lot of young people who care about the "fashion" fear of being targeted at a later time, after he accused of being vampires or worshipers of Satan, or any other label. In the opinion of a member of the Commission on Human Rights in the House of Representatives Ashwaq dry necessity of dealing with this issue in a civilized and a civilian and not to resort to violence and murder.

Dry in touch with the "long" stressed the need for dialogue to take place in that category, if any, and that government agencies are busy providing jobs for young people so as not going to leave out the strange behavior of the traditions and customs of society. Refusing to be forced to deal with them as if they were terrorists.

And consistent leadership in the state law, Abdul-Hadi al-Hassani with a dry I went to him, saying that "we are in Iraq we need to pause for a large emphasis on the need to respect and preserve human dignity." Hassani and in contact with the "long" stressed that European countries have been exposed to many of these bands led by the youth and the names are different, but as he put it and rely on the principle that "you do not break the law you are free."

On the other hand questioned by some activists, civilians in the ability of the government or security agencies to fend off these phenomena due to the presence of modern communications and social networking sites. Activist Hanaa Edward says "We are in the era of globalization, can not be Nhsn ourselves from being influenced by the customs and traditions of other peoples." And refuses to Edward in her speech with "long" to address these phenomena in a violent way, stressing that this behavior which is characterized by violence against Iraqi citizens violates the constitution, which emphasized the dignity and the freedom of Iraq.

Egypt has witnessed in the reign of Anwar Sadat, the emergence of what time to what it called "worshipers of demons," and dealt with it as a lot of third world countries the way the security itself. And rejects an activist in the field of human rights, Mohammed Salami use of mood in the solution the phenomenon of "emo", calling for adoption of the law Kfaisal to solve the problem, stressing that Article 38 of the Constitution emphasizes the freedom of belief and opinion.

Salami, a secretary of the National Association for the Defense of Human Rights affirms that these phenomena are the movements of protest against the economic and social conditions rejected by young people, especially the young Iraqi was neglect by the government, and non-fulfillment of its requirements, both in the study or after graduation. Believes it is necessary to be treated these phenomena through the psychological and social research and solve economic problems.
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Official Reveals The Presence Of "Vampires" In the Holy City Of Baghdad - March 2, 2012

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مسؤول يكشف عن تحركات لـ"مصاصي دماء" ف
مدينة مقدسة ببغداد
 السومرية نيوز/ بغداد


كشف مسؤول محلي في مدينة الكاظمية شمال غرب بغداد، الجمعة، عن ورود معلومات امنية مؤكدة تؤكد وجود اشخاص "مصاصي الدماء" في المدينة تابعين لطائفة "الإيمو"، فيما لفتت وزارة الداخلية الى ان ظاهرة "الايمو" يقتصر وجودها على الملابس.

وقال رئيس اللجنة الامنية في المجلس المحلي لمنطقة الكاظمية علي الشمري في حديث لـ"السومرية نيوز" ان "مفارز الامن الوطني والشرطة المجتمعية في المنطقة ابلغتنا عن تحركات مريبة لاشخاص يقلدون ظاهرة الايمو"، مبينا ان "تلك المعلومات تؤكد أن هؤلاء يقومون بامتصاص الدماء من معاصم بعضهم البعض".

وأكد الشمري أن ظاهرة الايمو هي "ظاهرة اجنبية على المدينة المقدسة"، ووصفها بأنها "غير اخلاقية"، لافتا إلى ان "أتباعها ينتهون بانتحار جماعي بحسب ما اطلعنا من معلومات بشانها في امريكا الجنوبية".

وبين الشمري أن "الجهات المختصة وجدت رسوما لجماجم في بعض المدارس وكتابات باللغة الانكليزية لا تعرف طبيعتها"، لافتا إلى ان المجلس المحلي في الكاظمية "يخشى من امكانية تحول هؤلاء الى عبدة للشيطان خصوصا وان مواقع الانترنيت تبين ان اتباع هذه الظاهرة في الخارج هم من عبدة الشيطان".

 وروى الشمري ان الجهات الامنية ابلغته بقيام احد الاشخاص من الايمو بالوقوف "وحيدا" في المساء من الساعة السابعة وحتى الثانية عشر ليلا في الشارع الرئيسي لمنطقة العدل غرب بغداد، وأكد ان "المعلومات تشير أيضا الى عدم اختلاطه بأي شخص وأنه يختفي طوال النهار عن الانظار".

وابدى الشمري استعداده وباقي المسؤوليين المحليين لـ"التحاور مع مقلدي الايمو لمعرفة طلباتهم وطموحاتهم"، وعلق بالقول "اذا وجدنا أن افكارهم طبيعية تحافظ على النظام العام فلن نستطيع منعهم"، مشيرا الى "انتشار هذه الظاهرة في مناطق أخرى من بغداد كالكرادة وزيونة".

ويعد تصريح الشمري بشان وجود مصاصي للدماء في منطقة الكاظمية هو الاول من نوعه في العراق منذ تاسيس الدولة العراقية مطلع القرن العشرين اذ لم يعلن في كافة العقود الماضية خلال حقبة النظام الملكي من 1921 الى 1958 و حقبة الانظمة الجمهورية التي خلفته من عام 1958 الى 2003 عن وجود مصاصي دماء وحتى بعد التغيير السياسي في العام 2003.

من جانبها، تؤكد وزارة الداخلية العراقية ان سلبيات ظاهرة الايمو غير موجودة في العراق "لاقتصارها على الملابس والاكسوارات".

ويقول مدير اعلام الشرطة المجتمعية مشتاق طالب في حديث لـ"السومرية نيوز" إن "هذه الظاهرة فيها بعض السلبيات الموجودة مثل الشذوذ الجنسي ومحاولة ايذاء وجرح الجسم بالادوات الجارحة مثل الشفرات"، إلا انه يؤكد ان "هذه الآثار السلبية للظاهرة غير موجودة في العراق".

ويضيف طالب أن "ظاهرة الايمو في العراق تقتصر على الملابس والاكسوارات، من دون اي شي اخر".

وتعني الايمو Emo باللغة الانكليزية الحساس او العاطفي او المتهيج ويتبع مقلدو هذه الظاهرة نمطا معينا في الحياة يتمثل بالاستماع لموسيقى معينة تنتمي لموسيقى الروك وتسريحة شعر معينة وملابس سوداء، وسراويل ضيقة جدا أو فضفاضة جدا، وأغطية المعصم.

ويشاهد اتباع هذه الظاهرة في العاصمة بغداد خاصة في احياء الكرادة وشارع فلسطين وغيرها من الاحياء الغنية في العاصمة، كما شهدت العاصمة خلال الاشهر القليلة الماضية ظهورا وانتشارا ايضا لمحال بيع الملابس والاكسوارات الخاصة بهذه الظاهرة.



TRANSLATION:

Official Reveals The Presence Of "Vampires" In the Holy City Of Baghdad
Sumerian News - Baghdad
March 2, 2012


Revealed a local official in the city of Kadhimiya, northwest of Baghdad, Friday, for the receipt of information security firm confirm the presence of people, "vampires" in the city belonging to the sect, "IMO", while she noted the Ministry of the Interior that the phenomenon of "emo" confined to the clothing.

The head of the security committee of the local council for the Kadhimiya Ali Al-Shammari said in an interview for "Alsumaria News" that "detachments of national security and community policing in the area told us about suspicious movements of people imitate the phenomenon of emo," noting that "This information confirms that those who absorb blood from the wrists each other. "

Shammari stressed that the phenomenon of emo is "a phenomenon foreign to the Holy City," and described it as "immoral", pointing out that "the collective suicide of followers end up according to what we have read the information about it in South America."

And between-Shammari that the "competent authorities, if any charge skulls in some schools and the writings of the English language does not know its nature," pointing out that the local council in Kadhimiya "fear of the possibility of turning them into worshipers of Satan, especially as the Internet web sites shows that a phenomenon abroad are of slave the devil. "

And Roy-Shammari said the security authorities told him the fact that a person of emo being "alone" in the evening from seven o'clock until twelve at night in the main street of the area of ​​Justice, west of Baghdad, and stressed that "the information also refers to the lack of mixing with any person and that it disappears during the day away" .

He expressed his Shammari readiness and other local officials for "dialogue with Mqlde emo to know their demands and aspirations," commented by saying, "If we found that their thoughts naturally maintains public order, we can not stop them," pointing to "the spread of this phenomenon in other parts of Baghdad Kalkradh and Zayouna."

The statement Shammari on the existence of vampires for blood in the Kadhimiya is the first of its kind in Iraq since the founding of the Iraqi state early twentieth century as it did not announce in all the past decades, during the era of the monarchy from 1921 to 1958 and the era of the regulations of the Republic its successor from 1958 to 2003 for the existence of vampires and even after the political change in 2003.

For its part, The Ministry of Interior that the negative aspects of the phenomenon of emo does not exist in Iraq "to be limited to clothing and Alaaksoarat."

He says media director of community policing Mushtaq asked in an interview for "Alsumaria News" that "the phenomenon where some of the negatives are such as homosexuality and try to hurt and injured body tools of prey such as blades," but he asserts that "these negative effects of the phenomenon does not exist in Iraq."

The student adds that "the phenomenon of emo in Iraq is limited to clothing and Alaaksoarat, without anything else."

Emo emo means in English or sensitive emotional or irritable and follows Mqldo this phenomenon in a particular style of life is to listen to the music belong to a particular rock, a certain hairstyle and black clothes, and pants too tight or too loose, and covers the wrist.

And watched a phenomenon in the capital Baghdad, especially in neighborhoods Karrada and Palestine Street and other neighborhoods in the capital-rich, has also seen the capital during the past few months, visible and prevalent also stores that sell clothing and Alaaksoarat about this phenomenon.



http://www.equalityiniraq.com/press-release/150-campaign-of-iraqi-gay-killings-by-smashing-skulls-with-concrete-blocks

Campaign of Iraqi gay killings by smashing skulls with concrete blocks
Friday, 02 March 2012 18:34


New barbaric attacks started against the Iraqi lgbt in many cities like Baghdad and Basra while using inhumane methods such as hitting the head and body parts of gay victims with building concrete blocks repeatedly till death or by pushing them over high building roof which took place in Basra city. The actions of killings, torture, and dismembering against those who were described as “adulterous” by Islamic Shia militias, besides hanging lists on the walls of several sections in Al-Sadr city and in Al- Habibea region, had all terrorized the society at large and especially the Iraqi lgbt community, knowing that those attacks are directed against anyone suspected with gay practices or appearance.

The first killings took place on the sixth of February 2012 and continued or rather escalated till the current days. One of the hanged lists in Al-Sadr city included the names and addresses of 33 person, while other lists included other tens of names in other areas. News confirmed that 42 gay men were tortured and killed so far, mostly by concrete blocks, while some by dismembering.

The Islamic militias in Iraq believe that the religious family should consist of a male husband and a female wife, and is the cornerstone of building a pious Islamic society. Such an institution is handed to the males to rule and control. Under such an institution, they deny the right-to-life, or rather they command a death sentence against all who do not fit under the religious description of a family.

Based on those rules, the campaigns of honor killings happen against women and lgbt under the same token. Just as women face honour killing as a result of extra marital affairs, the lesbians and the gays face the same destiny because of their sexual practices which do not relate to marriage.

We call on all freedom-lovers of the world, the women’s and human rights organization and governments in the advanced world to put pressure on the Iraqi government to provide protection to the lgbt in Iraq, and establish legislation for defending their right to life, and criminalizing all aggressions against them. We demand also a full enquiry into the groups and criminal behind the killing campaign and that they get full punishment from the legal and correctional system.

Iraqi LGBT\ Madi Al Iraq \Ruby Al Hurriya
Organization of Women’s Freedom In Iraq\ Yanar Mohammed; March 1, 2012
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2012, 11:12:19 am »

The Emo Killings In Iraq: The Police And Their Smoking Gun - March 9, 2012
http://paper-bird.net/2012/03/09/the-emo-killings-in-iraq-the-police-and-their-smoking-gun/



http://www.moi.gov.iq/ArticleShow.aspx?ID=1810

Official Press Release - Iraqi Ministry Of Interior
Interior Waging A Campaign To Eliminate The (EMO)
February 13, 2012




The Director of Community Police of the Ministry of the Interior: to the phenomenon of "EMO" or Satanists, follow-up by them, and they have official approval to eliminate them as soon as possible, because the dimensions of the community began to take another course, and is now threatening danger.

It is noteworthy that the phenomenon of "EMO" derived from the word "emotional" in English, is experiencing is widespread among adolescents, not at the level of Iraq, but the majority of communities, and rely on appearance and movements as a means to express their feelings and embodiment Aradathm in behavior and outlook on life.

Said Colonel Mushtaq student Muhammadawi: EMO phenomenon discovered by members of the Directorate in the capital Baghdad, has been studied and prepared reports and research them and raised to the Ministry of the Interior to obtain the approvals to follow up this case and how to eliminate them.

He added that the Ministry of the Interior took the side of this importance and priority was obtaining the approval of the Ministry of Education specifically for the preparation of an integrated plan Bahrafa personally, and let we enter all of the schools in the capital.

He continued, was marking some cases the spread of the phenomenon and specifically in the schools of Baghdad, but we face great difficulty represented by the lack of a feminist cadre in the district so that we can follow up some of the details, especially as the phenomenon spread more among girls ages 14 to 18 years.

Indicating the following: they wear strange clothes and tight and the graphics like skulls, and use the tools of school in the form of skulls, and put the earrings in their noses and their tongues and other manifestations of the exotic.



الداخلية تشن حملة للقضاء على (الإيمو)
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13/02/2012

كشف مدير الشرطة المجتمعية التابعة لوزارة الداخلية: أن ظاهرة  "الإيمو" او عبدة الشيطان، متابعة من قبلهم، ولديهم موافقات رسمية بالقضاء  عليها بأقرب وقت ممكن، لكون أبعادها على المجتمع بدأت تأخذ منحى آخر، وباتت  تهدد بالخطر.

يشار إلى أن ظاهرة "الإيمو" المشتقة من كلمة "emotional"  الإنكليزية، بدأت تشهد انتشارا كبيرا بين أوساط المراهقين، ليس على صعيد العراق بل غالبية المجتمعات، ويعتمدون على المظهر والحركات كوسيلة للتعبير عن مشاعرهم وتجسيد إراداتهم في السلوك والنظرة إلى الحياة.

وقال العقيد مشتاق طالب المحمداوي: ظاهرة الإيمو اكتشفت من قبل عناصر مديريتنا في العاصمة بغداد وتمت دراستها وأعدت تقارير وبحوث عنها ورفعت لوزارة الداخلية لاستحصال موافقات لمتابعة هذه الحالة وكيفية القضاء عليها .

وأضاف: إن وزارة الداخلية أخذت هذا الأمر بجانب من الأهمية والأولوية وتم استحصال موافقة وزارة التربية تحديدا لإعداد خطة متكاملة بإشرافي شخصيا، والسماح بدخولنا للمدارس كافة في العاصمة .

وتابع: تم تأشير بعض حالات انتشار الظاهرة وتحديدا في مدارس بغداد، لكن تواجهنا صعوبة بالغة متمثلة بعدم توفر كادر نسوي في المديرية كي نتمكن من متابعة بعض التفاصيل، خاصة أن الظاهرة منتشرة بشكل أكبر بين الفتيات من أعمار 14ـ 18 عاما.

مبينا: أنهم يلبسون ملابس غريبة وضيقة وعليها رسومات مثل جماجم، ويستخدمون أدوات مدرسية على شكل جماجم، ويضعون أقراطا في أنوفهم وألسنتهم وغيرها من المظاهر الغريبة .



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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2012, 01:23:36 pm »

http://paper-bird.net/2012/03/08/iraq-and-the-emo-killings/

Iraq and the Emo killings
Posted on 8 March 2012


A few further notes on the Emo killings. Al Mada reports that lists specifically of youth who are believed to be Emo have been posted on walls in Sadr City as well as the Shula and Kādhimayn neighborhoods — all heavily Shi’ite districts — with threats to kill them. An anonomous official in the Sadr City municipal court told the newspaper that killers have the names of the names of young people who are Emo stored on their cellphones, to help “liquidate” them. Oh, Sadr City. How we love you.

And here’s another clip from Al-Sharqiya News, apparently from March 8, with interviews with a couple of Emo kids:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/nWFyJUJqllw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/nWFyJUJqllw</a>
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2012, 03:03:40 pm »

http://www.akhbaar.org/home/2012/03/126312.html

نائبة تكشف عن اعتقالات لمرتدي (الجينز) وتطالب الداخلية بإيضاح كيفية مقتل شباب من الايمو
الأربعاء 07 مارس / أذار 2012 - 23:27


صورة نشرت على موقع الفايسبوك لأحد الشباب العراقيين المنتمين لللإيمو عثر عليه مسحوق الرأس في شرق بغداد
(السومرية نيوز) بغداد - دعت نائبة مستقلة في مجلس النواب العراقي، الاربعاء، وزارة الداخلية للكشف عن ملابسات مقتل عدد من مقلدي ظاهرة (الايمو)، وفيما دعت ايضا لتوضيح اسباب اعتقال الاجهزة الامنية ومنها الشرطة المجتمعية للطلبة من امام الكليات بتهمت تقليد الظاهرة، طالبت الداخلية بادخال منتسبيها في دورات مكثفة عن حقوق الانسان تضمن عدم التضييق على الشباب العراقي.

وقالت النائبة صفيه السهيل في حديث لـ"السومرية نيوز" ان "على وزارة الداخلية ولجنتي  حقوق الانسان والأمن والدفاع البرلمانية التحرك بسرعه للكشف عن ملابسات قتل الشباب الذين ينتمون لظاهرة (الايمو)"، مؤكدة انه "ليس من حق احد ان يحاسب او ينصب نفسه بديلا عن القانون للتعامل مع هذه القضية".

وكان مصادر في اجهزة الامن العراقية وشهود عيان تحدثوا عن حصول عمليات قتل ضد المنتمين لظاهرة (الايمو) في عدد من مناطق العاصمة العراقية بغداد تقوم بها جهات مجهولة عن طريق سحق رأس المنتمي للظاهرة بحجر كبير يؤدي الى مصرعه في الحال.

ودعت السهيل وزارة الداخلية لـ"التحقيق مع الجهات التي تقف خلف الاعتقالات التي طالت عددا من الطلبة مؤخرا خصوصا في الشوارع القريبة للبوابات الرئيسية لعدد من الكليات والجامعات"، مبينة ان "هناك اعتقالات تمت لشباب بسبب شكلهم من قبل عناصر الاجهزة الامنية وخصوصا عناصر الشرطة المجتمعية لأن منظر الطلبة كان غير مألوف لديهم".

ولفتت النائبة المستقلة في مجلس النواب إلى ان "بعض الاعتقالات نفذت اليوم وجاءت بسبب ارتداء الطلبة للجينز الامريكي او بسبب تصفيف أو قص شعرهم على الموضة الغربية"، لافتا الى ان هذا الامر ادى الى حالة من الرعب لدى الطلبة مع تزامن هذا الامر مع  وجود معلومات بين الطلبة عن تكليف جهات امنية لعدد من زملائهم بتقديم تقارير باسماء الطلاب الذين يرتدون الجينز او لديهم تسريحات خاصة".

واكدت السهيل ان هذه الاجراءات ان كانت صحيحة تعيد الى اذهاننا صور من تصرفات شرطة النظام السابق الذي ثقف المجتمع على كتابة التقارير من داخل المنزل الواحد"، مطالبة وزارة الداخلية بادخالم نتسبيها بدورات مكثفة عن حقوق الانسان تضمن عدم التضييق على الشباب العراقي من دون وجه حق".

تعني الايمو Emo باللغة الانكليزيةالحساس او العاطفي او المتهيج ويتبع مقلدو هذه الظاهرة نمطا معينا في الحياة يتمثل بالاستماع لموسيقى معينة تنتمي لموسيقى الروك وتسريحة شعر معينة وملابس سوداء، وسراويل ضيقة جدا أو فضفاضة جدا، وأغطية المعصم.

ويشاهد اتباع هذه الظاهرة في العاصمة بغداد خاصة في احياء الكرادة وشارع فلسطين وغيرها من الاحياء الغنية في العاصمة، كما شهدت العاصمة خلال الاشهر القليلة الماضية ظهورا وانتشارا ايضا لمحال بيع الملابس والاكسوارات الخاصة بهذه الظاهرة.

TRANSLATION:

Vice reveal arrests of apostates (jeans) and calls for clarification of how the internal killing young emo
Wednesday, March 7 / March 2012 - 23:27


[PHOTO] - Picture published on the Facebook site for a young Iraqis belonging to Laimo powder was found the head in eastern Baghdad

(Alsumaria News) BAGHDAD - called on Vice-independent in the Iraqi Council of Representatives, Wednesday, the Interior Ministry to reveal the circumstances of the killing of a number of Mqlde phenomenon (IMO), and called upon also to clarify the reasons for arrest of the security services, including community policing for the students in front of the colleges Pthmt tradition of the phenomenon, called for the introduction of domestic affiliates in intensive courses on human rights, ensure that restrictions on Iraqi youth.

The MP Safia al-Suhail said in an interview for "Alsumaria News" that "the Ministry of the Interior and of committees of human rights, security and defense parliamentary move quickly to uncover the circumstances of the killing of the young people who belong to the phenomenon of (IMO)," asserting that he "is not the right one can be held accountable or set himself an alternative the law to deal with this issue. "

The sources in the Iraqi security services and witnesses spoke of the killings against for belonging to the phenomenon of (IMO) in a number of areas of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, carried out by unidentified bodies by crushing the head belongs to the phenomenon leads to a large stone was killed on the spot.

Called Suhail and the Ministry of Interior for "investigation with those behind the arrests of a number of students recently, especially in the streets near the gates of the main number of colleges and universities," indicating that "there are arrests were for young people because of their form by members of the security services and in particular the elements of community policing because Creative students were unfamiliar with. "

She drew the independent MP in the House of Representatives that "some of the arrests carried out today and was due to wear students Jeans U.S. or because of styling or cut their hair on the western fashion," pointing out that it led to a state of terror among students with sync it up with the existence of information between students for commissioning a security for a number of their colleagues to report the names of students who wear jeans or they have a special hairstyles. "

Confirmed Suhail said the measures that were true return to our minds images of the actions of police of the former regime, which educate the community to write reports from inside the house "one, demanding the Interior Ministry Padkhalm Nzbeha sessions of intensive human rights ensure that restrictions on Iraqi youth from unlawfully" .

EMO Emo means Alinclaizahal_husas language or emotional or irritable and follows Mqldo this phenomenon in a particular style of life is to listen to the music belongs to a certain rock and a certain hairstyle and black clothes, and pants too tight or too loose, and covers the wrist.

And watched a phenomenon in the capital Baghdad, especially in neighborhoods Karrada and Palestine Street and other neighborhoods in the capital-rich, has also seen the capital during the past few months, visible and prevalent also stores that sell clothing and Alaaksoarat about this phenomenon.



http://iamiranaware.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/iraq-governments-jihademos/

The Iraq Government’s Jihad against… Emo’s?
Posted on March 9, 2012


Another Iraqi minority Barrack Obama left swinging in the wind,lol

Iraqi activists sounded the bell over the killing of dozens of teenagers by religious police for having “emo” haircuts.

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,” a statement by the Interior Ministry said.

“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 approval by the Ministry of Education to enter Baghdadschools and pinpoint students with Western appearances.The activists told the newspaper that a group of armed men dressed in civilian clothing led the teenagers to secluded areas a few days ago, stoned them to death, and then disposed their bodies in garbage dumpsters across the capital, Baghdad.

“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 by then, they start all over again,” one person who managed to escape told the daily.

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.”

Activists said that leaflets were distributed in Baghdad warning teenagers from donning the “emo” style, and in some regions, teenage homosexuals were killed by battering their heads also by concrete blocks.By Al Arabiya

Better call the Saudi Anti-Witchcraft and Sorcery Hotline, and quick!
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2012, 06:02:49 pm »

http://www.towleroad.com/2012/03/more-on-the-reported-surge-in-anti-gay-violence-in-iraq.html

More on the Reported Surge in Anti-Gay Violence in Iraq
Posted Mar. 9,2012 at 11:39 AM EST by Andy Towle


A few days ago there was a report from the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission "of a wave of targeted killings of individuals who are perceived to be gay or lesbian." According to the group more than 40 individuals have been kidnapped, tortured, and murdered in a new surge of violence.

IraqVICE magazine spoke to Ali Hili, a gay Iraqi living in London who started the group Iraqi LGBT about the reports. They were provided with an unauthenticated document Hili says shows that the Iraqi Ministry of Interior is authorizing such killings:

Though I have no way of verifying the document's authenticity, a translator tells me that it reads:

"It has been decided to form a yellow cell to ensure the elimination of the so-called homosexuals and will start its tasks in our known areas to stir chaos starting from Al-Karrada district. To accomplish the missions with absolute secrecy please use the transmission code 115/1/4"

The Badr Organisation – whose name is at the top of the cheery memo – used to func.tion as a militia supporting a Shi'a political group called the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq. Since the 2003 Allied invasion of the country, the official line is that its members have gone legit, and now only pick up guns on behalf of government security forces.

VICE has an interview with Hili about the situation there.

Meanwhile, activist Scott Long has been digging into the story as well, and reports that the government is also targeting "Emo" kids: "They’re kids addicted to weird music; they’re girls with earrings in strange places, or guys with their hair too long. In the midst of a moral panic galvanizing a demoralized and degraded country, these adolescents become the emblems of evil and the aliens to be extirpated."



http://www.vice.com/en_se/read/is-the-iraqi-government-killing-LGBT-people

Is the Iraqi Government Killing LGBT People?
By Jamie Lee Curtis Taete


A couple of days ago, The International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission put out a report claiming that LGBT Iraqis are being targeted by death squads.

According to the report, early last month notices were posted on the houses of suspected LGBT citizens in Baghdad and Basra, warning that they had four days to reformat their sexuality, or face the wrath of God. According to sources inside Iraq, these 40 people were then abducted, tortured and eventually murdered.

I spoke to Ali Hili, a gay Iraqi living in London who started the charity Iraqi LGBT. Below is a document he sent me that he says proves the Iraqi Ministry of Interior (the wing of Iraqi government that deals with policing) is targeting and killing gay people.



Though I have no way of verifying the document's authenticity, a translator tells me that it reads:

"It has been decided to form a yellow cell to ensure the elimination of the so-called homosexuals and will start its tasks in our known areas to stir chaos starting from Al-Karrada district. To accomplish the missions with absolute secrecy please use the transmission code 115/1/4"

The Badr Organisation – whose name is at the top of the cheery memo – used to func.tion as a militia supporting a Shi'a political group called the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq. Since the 2003 Allied invasion of the country, the official line is that its members have gone legit, and now only pick up guns on behalf of government security forces.

However, there have been reports that the Badr militia is still active within the ranks of the police and the army, and when I spoke to Ali, he seemed pretty certain that these men employed by the Iraqi government have been systematically killing off Iraqi's LGBT community for years.

VICE: Hi Ali, presumably you've seen the news reports about the LGBT death squads in Iraq?
Ali: Well, it wasn't really news for us, as this wave of violence has been going on since 2005. The mainstream media has been failing to pick up on the issue, or trying to ignore it.

So this is something that's fairly common?
It is, yes. We have reports of about 750 deaths so far.

Jesus. How do you find out about these deaths?
This is information given to us by reliable sources in Iraq. They've been verified by us with a death certificate or images or videos.

Do you know who's committing these crimes?
Both the militias and the police; The Badr Corps [what the Badr Organisation were known as when they were still a militia], and Al Mahdi, a militia that controls much of Southern Iraq.

Is the Iraqi Government doing anything about it? What's the official legal status of LGBT people in Iraq?
Our government is doing so much to help and support the killers. Honestly, I think the main reason the killing is happening at the moment is because these people have basically been given a green light by the Ministry of Interiors to carry on with their genocide. They are doing nothing at all to bring criminals to justice or to stop this wave of unjustified violence. Yet the Ministry of Interiors says that it has nothing to do with these crimes.

Is there any kind of protection at all in Iraq for LGBT people?
The legal status of any sexual minority is a very grey area, we do not have any rights within the constitution, we do not have any sort of reference to our rights in general, period. That's the problem with the law at the moment in Iraq, our government won't come out and stand either against or for LGBT rights.

So there's no definitive stance?
No. And that's thanks to the US Government, because since the invasion they have removed every reference to LGBT punishment. But again, they didn't help to write any rights for sexual minorities into the constitution.

So, prior to the US invasion, what happened to people if they were caught being LGBT?
If two people were found in public in a sexual act, including penetration, the legal punishment was imprisonment for between three and seven years. But in all my life in Iraq, I never heard of any incident of people being punished for that. Maybe once or twice, but not really.

Is that because people weren't getting caught? Or because nobody cared?
Basically people would get away with it with little bribes to the police, or through connections to people they know. People can get away with so many things out there if they have money or influence.

What was it like being a gay male in Iraq?
To tell you the truth, prior to the invasion, it was really good. I wasn't in favour of the previous dictator, and I was so against him and his policies in general. Having said that, life in general for sexual minorities was quite relaxed. We used to have nightclubs and areas where people could come and go and do whatever they wanted. Nobody ever bothered them. There was a cruising area in central Baghdad that was protected by patrolling police cars. Which is something people can't believe when I tell them now.

When did the LGBT nightclubs close and the protection for the community disappear?
When the US and UK invaded Iraq. That ended the secular state of Iraq, and turned it into a very "dark ages", fanatical, religious period for Iraq. They brought us a Shi'ite government whose ideology is imported from Iran, they adopted their lifestyle strategy and cultural habits, and they tried to impose this on Iraq's society.

Are there groups of LGBT people that meet privately? Or is there no kind of gay society?
We meet up, we have networks of people, but it's a secretive network. Gay relationships are impossible at the moment. We advise everyone who is living or working there to keep their heads down. We advise people to modify their image and behaviour to be more in line with the rest of Iraqi society. We tell men not to wear makeup or tight clothes or have long hairstyles; to be more butch. It's sad, but it's something that could save their lives.

How did they find out who the members of your group were?
Because we used to do all of our activities openly. In some areas, we distributed over 12,000 brochures to promote ourselves. We have evidence of people who have been imprisoned and beaten just to reveal the names of and information about members of our group.

So the 40 people who have been killed that are being reported on at the minute, do you know much about this?
Well since the beginning of last month, there's been a wave of targeting individuals especially in poor, Shi'ite neighbourhoods in the southern cities. These are the areas we've found are the most dangerous. They've started to look for anyone with a reputation for being what they call "perverts", and then they investigate and interrogate and beat and torture to get as much information as possible to identify others, and then kill them.

Who is doing this? Is this militias or police?
Both. There are government corps who have been running the death squads to assassinate Sunnis and others for the last 60 years, and also the southern militia, which is the army wing of the Mahdi Army.

Jesus. Thank you very much for talking to me Ali, and good luck with everything.

Thanks to Aedemar Mcfarlane for the translation.
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2012, 09:02:34 pm »

http://paper-bird.net/2012/03/09/graphic-pictures-from-iraqs-anti-emo-killing-campaign/

Graphic Pictures From Iraq’s Anti-Emo Killing Campaign
Posted on 9 March 2012


Two Iraqi friends have sent me graphic photos from Iraqi media of children (at least, they look likely to have been under 18) murdered in the campaign against Emos.

One who wrote me, a young man in Baghdad, writes:

    Now they’re using blocks or rocks or hammers in the killing of young people and all kinds of bad people are to be killed on the pretext that we are servants of Satan or Massachin [Christians] —  blood militias run free every day and kill the flower of youth, all of whom are innocent of the charges that tarnish their image. I don’t know what to say because I am afraid and scared and now I am mentally ill because of the fear, and they even control mobile devices now, and external and internal checkpoints [on the surrounding roads and city streets ] are collaborating with the militias for fear of the flight of young people from Iraq or from Baghdad. I appeal to the humanity in you…

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2112960/90-students-Iraq-stoned-death-having-Emo-hair-tight-clothes.html

Stoned to death for being an emo: NINETY Iraqi students killed for having 'strange hair and tight clothes'
By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 05:55 EST, 10 March 2012 | UPDATED: 07:55 EST, 10 March 2012


More than 90 Iraqi students have been stoned to death for their Emo haircuts by religious extremists in Baghdad in the past month after an interior ministry statement dubbed it devil worshipping.

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.

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,'.

Since the statement was published religious extremists have been harassing and killing teenagers with 'strange' or 'emo' appearances.

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.'

'What's most disturbing about this is that they're so young,' she said.

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.

A young man with long hair expressed alarm 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.'

The interior ministry has not disclosed the number of teenage victims, but released a follow-up statement on Thursday warning extremists 'not to step on public freedom of Iraqis.'

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.'



http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/03/10/199751.html

‘Emo’ killings in Iraq create different reactions among religious clerics
Saturday, 10 March 2012 - By Al Arabiya


Iraqi religious clerics have reacted differently over reports of the killing of dozens of “Emo” teenagers in the country.

Recently, activists rang the alarm over the killing of dozens of teenagers by religious police for donning “Emo” hair styles. “Emo” is a popular culture by some teenagers in many parts of the world and comes from the English word “emotional.” “Emos” use their appearances and type of accessories as a way to express their emotions and to embody their will and their view of life in their behavior. Their way of dressing and use of certain accessories such as piercings is not acceptable by some conservative sections of the Iraqi society, some even brand them as a cult of “devil worshipers.”

The death toll of the total number of “Emo” youth is not clear, but reports of their killings have created a big uproar in Iraq. Hana al-Bayaty of Brussels Tribunal, an NGO dealing with Iraqi issues, said the current figure ranges “between 90 and 100.”



Extremist groups include names of “emo” teenagers in two lists, warning them if they do not leave their “emo” ways, they will be killed. The lists were proliferated in public places in Baghdad. (Courtesy of Sumaria News TV)

Various reactions

“Emos” are “fools” and “experts much finish them,” the Iraq-based Al Sumaria News TV reported the firebrand conservative cleric Muqtada al-Sadr as saying on Saturday.

But on the other end of the spectrum, one of the most revered Shiite sheikhs in Iraq, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, said on Thursday that targeting “Emo” youth is an act of “terrorism” and a “bad phenomenon for the peaceful co-existence project.”

Another revered Iraqi cleric said in a statement on Friday that the killing of “Emo” teenagers’ in the country was exaggerated and fabricated to serve those of certain anti-religion, government agendas.

The revered Ayatollah Mohammed al-Yakoubi was reported by Al Sumaria News as saying that it should be everyone’s religious duty to advise “Emo” youth.

The cleric said that those who exaggerated the alleged “Emo” killings have a political agenda aimed at tarnishing the image of those who are religious and have problems with the current government.

“Media outlets have published some news on the killing of 'Emo' teenagers in Baghdad and other provinces but did not confirm the authenticity or the correctness of neither the news nor the numbers mentioned.”

While the Egypt-based Al Akhbar newspaper cited statements released by the Iraqi interior ministry saying that it gave permission to religious or moral police to go after “Emo” youth, it denied on Thursday incidents of “Emo” killings taking place and accused the media of fabricating reports.

“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,” Al Akhbar cited on Friday the Iraqi Interior Ministry.
Emerging evidence

Iraqi police sources and witnesses said that there were “mysterious” operations targeting “Emo” teenagers. The teenagers were assaulted with concrete blocks to batter their heads, coinciding with reports coming from activists and the Brussels NGO. Activists have also posted pictures online web of dead teenagers with their heads bashed in.

Sumaria News reported police sources as saying that last week, around five “Emos” were killed in Baghdad. Three of those killed on Monday were in the northern capital, and two took place in the more upscale area of Karada.

In other Iraqi provinces police talked of “mysterious” suicides taking place, all of which involved “emo” teenagers.

An official from Babil’s province police department told Sumaria News that “seven suicide attempts took place in the province, from November 2011 and January 2012, two for girls and five for boys.”

Investigation shows that the seven were “emos” who listened to rock music.

“Religion is innocent from such crimes if proven true, and whoever kills a human being outside the legal frame, is guilty of committing a crime against God,” Yacoubi said, emphasizing that behavior of teenagers who are socially deviant should be treated with care.

He reiterated that those behind the news have agendas to estrange people from religion and said the whole uproar is a “made up phobia.”

He also accused the media of plotting against these teenagers by portraying them as “Mossad” agents that intend to spread vice and perversion in society.

Meanwhile, activists took a snapshot pictures of lists that include names of “emo” teenagers, warning them that if they do not leave their “emo” way, they will be murdered.

It is not the first time that oddballs in the Iraqi society were targeted, homosexuals were brutally murdered before.

One man, called Abu Sajat, told Sumaria News that a lot of homosexuals were warned before their killings, adding “there is no doubt that there are serious groups that are intending to kill the “emos”.”

(Written by Dina al-Shibeeb)
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/10/us-iraq-emo-killings-idUSBRE8290CY20120310

Iraq Militia Stone Youths To Death For "Emo" Style
By Ahmed Rasheed & Mohammed Ameer - Reuters
BAGHDAD - Saturday March 10, 2012 12:11 PM EST


(Reuters) - At least 14 youths have been stoned to death in Baghdad in the past three weeks in what appears to be a campaign by Shi'ite militants against youths wearing Western-style "emo" clothes and haircuts, security and hospital sources say.

Militants in Shi'ite neighborhoods where the stonings have taken place circulated lists on Saturday naming more youths targeted to be killed if they do not change the way they dress.

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

"Emo" is a form of punk music developed in the United States. Fans are known for their distinctive dress, often including tight jeans, T-shirts with logos and distinctive long or spiky haircuts.

At least 14 bodies of youths have been brought to three hospitals in eastern Baghdad bearing signs of having been beaten to death with rocks or bricks, security and hospital sources told Reuters under condition they not be identified because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Nine bodies were brought to hospitals in Sadr City, a vast, poor Shi'ite neighborhood, three were brought to East Baghdad's main al-Kindi hospital and two were brought to the central morgue, medical sources said.

Six other young people, including two girls, were wounded in beatings intended as warnings, the security sources said.

"Last week I signed the death certificates of three of those young people, and the reason for death I wrote in my own hand was severe skull fractures," a doctor at al-Kindi hospital told Reuters. "A very powerful blow to the head caused these fractures which totally smashed the skull of the victim."

A leaflet distributed in the Shi'ite Bayaa district of east Baghdad seen by Reuters on Saturday had 24 names of youths targeted for killing.

"We strongly warn you, to all the obscene males and females, if you will not leave this filthy work within four days the punishment of God will descend upon you at the hand of the Mujahideen," the leaflet said.

Another leaflet in Sadr City bore 20 names. "We are the Brigades of Anger. We warn you, if you do not get back to sanity and the right path, you will be killed," it said.

In a statement last month the interior ministry said it was monitoring "the 'emo' phenomenon, or Satanism" which it said was spreading through schools, particularly among teenage girls.

"They wear tight clothes that bear paintings of skulls, they use school implements with skulls and wear rings in their noses and tongues as well as other weird appearances," it said.

After reports of the stonings circulated on Iraqi media, the interior ministry said this week that no murders on its files could be blamed on the reaction to "emo".

"Many media have reported fabricated news reports about the so-called 'emo' phenomenon - stories about tens of young people killed in various ways, including stoning," the ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

"No murder case has been recorded with the interior ministry on so-called 'emo' grounds. All cases of murder recorded were for revenge, social and common criminal reasons."

CLERICS DENOUNCE KILLINGS

Iraq's leading Shi'ite clerics have condemned the stonings.

Abdul-Raheem al-Rikabi, Baghdad representative for Iraq's most influential Shi'ite cleric, Ali al-Sistani, called the killings "terrorist attacks".

"Such a phenonomenon which has spread among young people should be tackled through dialogue and peaceful means and not through physical liquidation," Rikabi told Reuters.

In a response to questions on his website on Saturday, Moqtada al-Sadr, a Shi'ite cleric whose followers dominate Sadr City, described "emo" youths as "crazy and fools", but said they should be dealt with only through the law.

"They are a plague on Muslim society, and those responsible should eliminate them through legal means," he said.

Abu Ali al-Rubaie, a leading Sadr aide in Sadr City, said the cleric's followers had nothing to do with the killings.

"In this issue and in all such problems we always use peaceful and educational methods to correct any wrongdoings. We are not connected in any way to those groups allegedly responsibility for killing those young people."

In the years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, most of Baghdad's neighborhoods were under the firm grip of Sunni and Shi'ite religious militias which enforced strict dress codes.

Today, the militias have largely disappeared, Baghdad is far more peaceful and many youths experiment with Western styles, although much of Iraqi society remains conservative.

On the streets of Baghdad, people said they had heard of the killings through the media. Many expressed disapproval of the "emo" style, but said murder was no way to respond.

"I saw them a couple weeks ago ... a bunch of girls, high-school aged, walking together, dressed in black. They had long black eye makeup and bracelets with skulls and chains on their handbags with skulls," said Abdullah, 31.

"If they are close friends who have something in common, that's all right. If other things we hear about them are true, like sucking each other's blood or worshipping the devil, that is not accepted in our society. But I think this is just a trend to imitate the West."

(Additional reporting by Kareem Raheem and Peter Graff; Writing by Peter Graff; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
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http://gaymiddleeast.com/news/news%20369.htm

Iraqi Interior Ministry has backed massacre of up to 100 emos and LGBT people in the last month, says GME Iraq sources
By Dan Littauer, Executive Editor - 3.10.2012


The Iraqi Interior Ministry knew about the plan to massacre ‘emo’ youths and LGBT people and are complicit in up to 100 killings, new evidence suggests.

GME can exclusively reveal that Iraqi officials had a list of people who were scheduled for slaughter but did nothing to protect them.

And a new list has been posted, naming future targets from Iraq’s student population with the killings due to start tomorrow (11 March) or Monday (12 March).

As GME reported yesterday, the kidnappings, torture and murders started on 6 February and have targeted those with alternative dress codes or have differing sexualities.

Emos have been targeted in particular. Emo is short for emotional or emocore is a US originated hardcore punk-rock music that appeared in the 80s attracting mostly teenagers.

However GME sources and sources for other LGBT organizations in Iraq have made it clear that the words ‘emo’ and ‘gay’ or ‘lesbian’ are used interchangeably.

Bissam told GME: ‘It is commonly assumed that most emos are “fags”, feminine (in the case of boys) or masculine (in the case of girls), and Satan worshipers. Girls wearing short skirts, tight trousers (called ‘stretch’) are also singled out as morally corrupt and therefore legitimate targets.’

In Baghdad local media reported massacres of emo youth and LGBT people occurring in the districts of Sadr, Chaala, Albaladiat, Baghdad Al-Jadedah, Karadah and Kadhymia. The number of victims claimed ranges from 56 to 100.

The note pictured here details the names of emo youths to be executed in their respective districts (numbered) and was posted in three neighborhoods of Baghdad: Al-Sadr City, Palestine Street, and Gayarah two weeks ago.

This list was released by the AAH (Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq), a Shia militia group.

The note at the top reads: ‘In the name of Allah. We strongly warn you, every licentious man or woman: if you didn’t stop this dirty behavior in four days then the punishment of Allah will be accomplished by the hands of Almojahdeen.’

It then goes on to say that now the person has warned them, the person who wrote the note is exempt from responsibility.

The Interior Ministry apparently knew about this note but failed to protect the people named.

An officer in the interior ministry told an Iraqi source of Gay Star News that a week ago a man was reported to the police having made death threats using his mobile phone to 12 emo youths. A youth’s family entrapped him and found out he had a list of the 12 youths stored in his mobile phone.

The man was identified as a member of JAH (Jaish al-Mahdi, an Iraqi paramilitary force created by the Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr), working in the militia’s headquarters in Al-Sadr city.

According to the officer, the family reported this to the police who declined to take any action against the man and telling the family that ‘the matter should be resolved between tribal elders’.

The officer in the interior ministry is also reported to have told our source that the ministry had independently compiled a list of emo youths as part of their on-going investigation into the ‘emo phenomenon’.

The Director of Community Police of the Ministry of the Interior had previously confirmed the government’s interest in this.

Speaking to the Iraqi News Network on 6 February, Colonel Mushtaq Talib Mohammadawi said: ‘The EMO phenomenon was discovered by members of the directorate in the capital, Baghdad. They have studied it, prepared reports and research, and gone to the Ministry of the Interior to obtain approval to follow up this case.’

Whether they planned to merely tackle the phenomenon, rather than to persecute individuals is not clear. But this does suggest they support moves against emos.

Now a new list has been posted on Palestine Street. It was put up three days ago and warns men and women in universities and colleges to stop behaving and dressing ‘immorally’ within four days.

If they do not comply they will be murdered. This means that we could see a new wave of murders on 11 or 12 March. The list was also mentioned in a TV transmission two days ago.

Bissam, who is blogging on the issue himself, believes the massacres may be related to the upcoming Arab League Summit, scheduled to take place in Baghdad on 29 March.

He told Gay Star News: ‘Muqtada al-Sadr wants to embarrass Prime Minister Al-Maliki exposing him and his party’s Bard organization, as unable to protect their own people in front of the Arab League.

‘Al-Maliki, in turn, wants to keep the peace and not infuriate or inflame the rivalry between JAH, AAH and Badr organization ahead of the summit, his goal is to enhance his image as a keeper of peace.

‘This is why there is a complete lack of intervention on the government’s side.

‘It is speculation that they personally gave orders for this. But they have done nothing to intervene or prevent it. As leaders, if they had given the order that this should stop, the militias would have called a halt. And it fits in the pattern of their attempts to embarrass each other.



http://rainbowiraq.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/openening/

openening
Posted: March 9, 2012


They say it started 30 days ago but my information says it was long time before that. A new wave of hate crimes against humanity in Iraq and the target is two groups, the LGBT and a group called Emo.

I was waked up on horrifying news and photos by a friend who told me about these crimes. And then I read this call from a girl who identified herself as “Angel” wrote on yahoo

http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/answer;_ylt=AjgoZIpICBfdTHm95zSbqETT5gt.;_ylv=3 :

‘Ok so I’m Iraqi girl and I know”emo” and I was one for a while … to be honest i like the style a lot. The new generation in Iraq is different. We are open-minded. Lately emos are being killed in Baghdad by the ”bricks” or ”blocks” the ones they use for building; they hit them on their heads till death!

Then she says:

’117 kids is killed so far in just 3 days!! Some of them they don’t even look emo, I just can’t wait to leave this country for good! i just want to know what do u think about it? I know that emo kids are not wanted in many places but do u think it’s worth to reach killing them?? I think it’s horrible!!’

She is confused like everybody else what to do or where to go. These are so peaceful people are getting killed for being themselves and hurting others.

Who are the Emo? Why and how they are getting killed?

Emo is a group of young men who listen to heavy music like hard rock, metal and heavy metal. They dress and act in different way from what people used to. They like dark clothes, rest covers, sometimes tattoos and long hair. People call them vampires, devil worshipers and queers.

They have been harassed by people and judged for how they look. You will say this is normal in any community, and that’s true but going to muskrat them this is totally unacceptable. The worst thing is that this happening on the hands of the government itself. The police and the security who they supposed to protect people are killing them blissed by the prime minister whom I like to refer to as the ‘crime monster’ Noury Alamiki and his people.

The crimes started about more than 2 weeks ago but the press didn’t start to talk about it until 3 days were the amount of murders raised to more than 90 people.

Most of the young men even if they are not part of that group went to the barbers and cut their hair short because they were scared if they didn’t do will get kidnaped, tortured and then killed by the most horrible way, hitting the victims head with a big rock like these ones used for building and smash their heads to death. You can see it here in this picture of Saif the first victim of this new wave of crimes.

Alsharkia tv channel said that 90 men at least have been killed at the 7th of march and no one knows who is behind that. Lists hanged on the walls in common places. Alrusafa side of Baghdad is where the most crimes happened but Saif was from Alsader city which a Shiia area. Alkarada, Palestine street and Al-shaab had their part of the terror too. As they are mainly the Emos exist.

According to Safia Sohail, an Independent deputy in the Iraqi Council of Representatives many students have been kidnapped and more to come as the security forces putted informers among them in the schools and universities to report about who belongs to this group, which is reminding us of what the old regime used to do. That was the Nazis way too.

We need to stop these crimes and protect the minorities in Iraq.

Nobody knows what the exact number of the victims is until now as the killing is continuing till this moment and more next to come.

A new terrorist government!!! Is that what Iraq was looking for after Saddam? Killing bunch of innocents will solve all the problems and crises?

My question is what if the short cut didn’t suit the security and the government measures what people should do?
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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2012, 04:35:35 pm »

Was this article used by extremists as a catalyst for some of the violence we're seeing in Iraq today?  Where is Ban or the other girls mentioned in this article today?



http://articles.latimes.com/2010/dec/14/world/la-fg-iraq-goth-girl-20101214

An Iraqi girl's thinly veiled teenage rebellion
Fifteen-year-old Ban, a fan of an American goth band and 'Twilight,' accessorizes her school-mandated head scarf and gown with skull pendants, black fingernails and a matching attitude.
December 14, 2010 - By Ned Parker, Los Angeles Times


[PHOTO] Ban, who says she's the first emo in the holy city of Najaf, wears mostly…

Reporting from Baghdad — In the sacred Shiite city of Najaf, where women hide themselves behind dark robes and head scarves, 15-year-old Ban wears the wrong kind of black.

She likes dark, ripped gloves, silver butterfly shirts and white dice on a chain. She paints her nails black and brushes on matching eye shadow.

Ban is an emo, belonging to a subculture that may have gone mainstream in the rest of the world, but sure hasn't here. She pronounces it "emu." Either way, it means she's a goth with a fondness for sparkle.

"It's the duality of being simultaneously cheerful and bored with life," she says. Like a 15-year-old anywhere, she fidgets, giggles at the mention of a favorite band and brags about her defiance before blushing at the thought of such brazenness.

The Baghdad transplant proudly calls herself Najaf's first emo. At her private school, she talked her friends into following her lead of veiled rebellion: copying the sneakers that peek out from her robe, a skull sketched on one shoe and an angel on the other.

"I'm the girl from Baghdad," says Ban, who spoke on condition that her last name not be revealed. "They look up to me."

Her story fits the classic model of the new girl in town, except it has unfolded against the backdrop of a sectarian war. It illustrates the competing religious and Western influences that have roiled Iraq since U.S. forces toppled Saddam Hussein more than seven years ago, when she was still a little girl.

In Ban's mind, everything was perfect in Baghdad before the civil war. Her family had Internet access and satellite TV, and she could do what she wanted. But her Shiite Muslim family lived in the mainly Sunni neighborhood of Dora, and in early 2007, the country's violence caught up with them.

Her father was wounded when gunmen ambushed his car. Soon after, a neighbor warned her parents that they were on a list of people to be killed. The family fled to Najaf, where they knew they would be safe and Ban's father, a doctor, could find work.

Najaf was a rude awakening. Neighbors didn't say hello to Ban and her older sister, Dina, the way people did in Baghdad. The girls missed their friends.

They felt closer to death in Najaf. Whenever a relative or friend died, the body was brought to the city's vast cemetery for burial, and her parents greeted the mourners. "My mom doesn't like black because so many people died," Ban says, pushing her bangs from her eyes.

At first, her schoolmates would tease her because she wore sandals to class, not shoes like the rest of them, and because her mother, not her father, drove her to school. Students would jeer, "She's a Baghdad girl."

Her teachers forced Ban to wear a head scarf. In her second year, it got worse: The school also ordered her to wear the dark gown called an abaya.

"The ayatollahs go overboard," she says angrily. "Everything is haram [forbidden]. Nail polish. Makeup. Everything is no, no, no."

Depressed, Ban combed the Internet for songs and quickly became a fan of Evanescence, a moody goth band fronted by Amy Lee, a woman from Texas with a penchant for black leather, red lipstick and butterflies. Ban memorized Lee's lyrics: "Fear is only in our minds. But it's taking over all the time. You poor sweet innocent thing, dry your eyes and testify."

The more she read about Lee, the more she wanted to be emo. She pronounced it "emu" because she thought it was more sophisticated than "emo," which sounded common in Arabic, like the street dialect spoken by militia members.

On a trip back to Baghdad, she asked an older cousin whether being emo was OK, and he assured her it was. Then she visited an old friend, who liked to wear jeans and black leather bracelets and canvas Converse sneakers. Turns out she was into emo too.

That day, they styled Ban's hair with long bangs and scoured clothing shops for the fishnet gloves, skull pendants and spikes that both girls had studied feverishly on the Internet.

At first, her friends made fun of her skull-and-angel sneakers, but soon they bought Converses too. Even her sister Dina, who had decided she was religious and enjoyed wearing head scarves, wrote "life" on one shoe and "death" on the other. Dina decided to help Ban create her new style.

If Ban had chosen to be a goth, she would have to wear only black and act depressed. But she was emo, so she could wear some bright colors and be bored with life, but funny too.

"I can smooth my bangs and leave the rest of my hair messy," Ban says and then rolls her eyes. "Goths tend to be suicidal."

She let Dina, who had a fondness for purple hijabs, coach her on what colors to wear. She calls Dina "her fashion checkpoint."

At school, Ban recruited nine other girls to be emos, or "angels," her term for those who liked the emo style but don't always wear black.

Other girls ridicule their skull rings and spikes, but Ban says her rivals secretly copy them. She giggles and calls her enemies "Hakimus," a playful reference to the Hakims, one of Najaf's most famous religious families.

Ban and her friends turned two benches in the back of their schoolyard into their hangout. If any Hakimus tried to sit there, the "emus" would kick them out. Alone, the girls harmonized on songs by Evanescence and rappers Eminem and 50 Cent.
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http://www.newsday.com/news/world/emo-killings-raise-alarms-in-iraq-1.3594824

'Emo' killings raise alarms in Iraq
Published: March 11, 2012 3:49 AM
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - Lara Jakes


BAGHDAD - Young people who identify themselves as so-called Emos are being brutally killed at an alarming rate in Iraq, where militias have distributed hit lists of victims and security forces say they are unable to stop crimes against the subculture that is widely perceived in Iraq as being gay.

Officials and human rights groups estimated as many as 58 Iraqis who are either gay or believed to be gay have been killed in the last six weeks alone -- forecasting what experts fear is a return to the rampant hate crimes against homosexuals in 2009. This year, eyewitnesses and human rights groups say some of the victims have been bludgeoned to death by militiamen smashing in their skulls with heavy cement blocks.

A recent list distributed by militants in Baghdad's Shiite Sadr City neighborhood gives the names or nicknames of 33 people and their home addresses. At the top of the paper are a drawing of two handguns flanking a Quranic greeting that extolls God as merciful and compassionate.

Then follows a chilling warning.

"We warn in the strongest terms to every male and female debauchee," the Shiite militia hit list says. "If you do not stop this dirty act within four days, then the punishment of God will fall on you at the hands of Mujahideen."

All but one of the targets are men.

It's not clear why the killings have stepped up in recent months. Many Iraqis are religiously conservative and have struggled against the western influence that has infiltrated their once-closed society in the wake of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

Like many places in the Muslim world, homosexuality is extremely taboo in Iraq. Anyone perceived to be gay is considered a fair target, and the perpetrators of the violence often go free. The militants likely behind the violence intimidate the local police and residents so there is even less incentive to investigate the crimes.

Emo is short for "emotional" and in the West generally identifies teens or young adults who listen to alternative music, dress in black, and have radical hairstyles. Emos are not necessarily gay, but they are sometimes stereotyped as such.

To Iraqis, "Emo" is widely synonymous with "gay." John Drake, an Iraq specialist for the British-based AKE security consulting firm, said Iraqi Emos are getting their hair cut so they aren't immediately identified, and therefore targeted, in the wake of the new threats.

In the southern Baghdad neighborhood of Dora, a mostly-Sunni area, 35-year-old Hassan is afraid to leave his home. He plans on cutting his shoulder-length hair soon, but fears that his hormone-injected breast enhancements will be detected if he is stopped and patted down at one of the ubiquitous security checkpoints across the city.

"Today I went out of my house with a friend but we were severely harassed -- some people told us that we need the double blocks," said Hassan, referring to the cement blocks that attackers use to beat people. "I was scared so we returned home to hide."

Hassan's friend, a man who identified himself as 26-year-old Mustafa, called the recent hate crimes "the strongest and deadliest campaign against us."

Hassan said he is gay but does not consider himself an Emo. He and Mustafa agreed to talk on condition that only their first names be used for fear they would be attacked if identified.

One of Hassan's friends, Saif Raad Asmar Abboudi, was beaten to death with concrete blocks in mid-February in a case that terrified gay Iraqis and panicked human rights watchdogs. "I feel very sorry for him," Hassan said.

A Feb. 18 police report all but closes the case on Saif's killing. It shows an initial investigation was completed and "the reason for the incident is unknown at the moment because the criminal is unknown."

An Interior Ministry official said 58 young people have been killed across Iraq in recent weeks by unidentified gangs who accused them of being, as he described it, Emo. Sixteen were killed in Sadr City alone, security and political officials there said. Nine of the men were killed by bludgeoning, and seven were shot. No arrests have been made.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity, as did many of the people interviewed for this article, in fear of violent reprisals.

The Quran specifically forbids homosexuality, and Islamic militias in Iraq long have targeted gays in what they term "honor killings" to preserve the religious idea that families should be led by a husband and a wife. Those who do not abide by this belief are issued death sentences by the militias, according to the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq, a human rights watchdog group. The same militias target women who have extramarital affairs.

"There is a strong wave of campaigns by clerics against homosexuals now," said Ali al-Hilli, chairman of Iraqi LGBT, a human rights group based in London that provides two safe houses in Iraq for gays. "The police do not provide protection for them."

He said an estimated 750 gay Iraqis have been killed because of their sexual orientation since 2006.

Iraqi lawmaker Khalid Shwani, a Kurd, said targeting Emos because of their alternative lifestyles reflects an a growing intolerance of Iraqis' civil rights.

"Those people are free to choose what they wear, or to believe in, or how they choose their clothes or the way they think," Shwani said. He called on parliament to address the issue.

"The Emo of today could be any person tomorrow who tries to follow a specific way of living," he said.

The killings have drawn so much attention that even hardline Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr weighed in Saturday, calling Emos "crazy fools" and a "lesion on the Muslim community" in a statement on his website.

However, al-Sadr did not condone the violence, telling his followers "to end the scourge of Emo within the law."

Iraq's government has been wary about the Emo allure among its youth for months.

An August 2011 letter from the Education Ministry urges schools to crack down on what it considered abhorrent behavior, including allowing camera phones in school "because students would use it for dirty movies," says the letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press.

Similarly, it prohibited students from leaving their classes during school hours "for any reason, because they might gather in the nearby cafes or coffee shops to practice dirty activities."

The letter attributed the social atrocities to "Emo, which is an infiltrated phenomenon in our society began to appear in some of our schools."

Iraqi police squads who are specifically assigned to protect social minorities say they are almost powerless to stop the threats against gays and Emos. One officer assigned to the so-called social abuse squads said police are meeting with clerics to ask for help in urging the public against killing what he described as "the Emo or the vampires or Satan worshippers."

The police official said he had no statistics to show how prevalent the violence is.

"It is true that there have been killings in Sadr City targeting these young men," he said. "It is not right to end their lives in this manner."



http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/world/middleeast/killings-strike-fear-in-iraqi-gay-and-emo-youth.html?_r=2

Threats and Killings Striking Fear Among Young Iraqis, Including Gays
By JACK HEALY - New York Times
Published: March 11, 2012


BAGHDAD — A recent spate of killings and intimidation aimed at gay Iraqis and teenagers who dress in brash Western fashions is sending waves of fear through Iraq’s secular circles while casting doubt on the government’s will to protect some of its most vulnerable citizens.

Many details of what Iraqi newspapers have called the “emo killings” are murky, but the uproar comes at an awkward moment for Iraq. The country has been preparing to showcase itself to the world as host of a high-profile meeting of Arab leaders in late March, the first major diplomatic event here since American forces withdrew in December.

But the news that young men in tight T-shirts and skinny jeans are being beaten to death with cement blocks and dumped in the streets has threatened to overshadow the new palm trees and fresh paint. The violence offers a reminder that the government has been unable to stop threats and attacks against small religious sects, ethnic groups and social pariahs like gay men.

An Interior Ministry security officer said that in the past two weeks, officials had found the bodies of six young men whose skulls had been crushed. Reuters reported the toll to be 14 or more, citing hospital and security officials, while rights groups say that more than 40 young men have been killed, but have provided no evidence for this figure.

Human rights advocates say the threats and violence are aimed at gay men and at teenagers who style themselves in a uniquely Iraqi collage of hipster, punk, emo and goth fashions. The look, shorthanded here as “emo,” has flourished on Baghdad’s streets as an emblem of greater social freedom as society has begun to bloom after years of warfare. But it has drawn scorn and outrage from some religious conservatives, and is often conflated with being gay.

Verifying the reports of the killings has proved nearly impossible. In most cases, no family members or friends have come forward, and Iraqi officials deny that there is any campaign targeting gay men or emo teenagers. They call the stories a media fabrication designed to drum up hysteria and embarrass Iraq.

But it was the Iraqi government that first labeled emo youths a public menace.

On Feb. 13, the Interior Ministry released a statement that condemned the “phenomenon of emo” as Satanic. The rebellious teenage fashions of dark clothes, skull-print T-shirts and nose rings, the statement said, are emblems of the devil.

The ministry said its Social Police would be sent to investigate “the emo” and added that its forces had also received the authority to go into all of Baghdad’s schools to find them.

“They have official approval to eliminate them as soon as possible, because the dimensions of the community began to take another course, and is now threatening danger,” the statement said.

Emo is short for “emotional hardcore” and its aesthetic sprang from the American punk music scene in the 1980s and has been remixed in Baghdad over the last few years.

Ibrahim al-Abadi, an Interior Ministry spokesman, said the statement had been misinterpreted. He said emo youths were free to dress as they pleased, and said the government would protect them.

But over the past month, threatening letters began appearing in Shiite neighborhoods across Baghdad, residents said.

One of the fliers, scanned and posted online, addresses dozens of gay men by name and nickname. It warns people identified as Japanese Haider, Allawi the Bra, Mohammed the Flower and others: Reform your behavior, stop being gay, or face deadly consequences.

“Your fate will be death if you don’t quit doing this,” one leaflet warns. “Punishment will be tougher and tougher, you gays. Don’t be like the people of Lot.”

Another flier circulating around the Zayouna neighborhood appears addressed to emo youths. It tells them to cut their hair, not to wear the clothing of devil worshipers, and not to listen to metal, emo or rap music. And if they refuse, “God’s punishment will be come down upon you,” the letter says.

The authenticity of the fliers could not be verified.

It is unclear who is behind the intimidation or violence. Advocates have blamed Shiite militias such as the Mahdi Army of the radical cleric Moktada al-Sadr for past anti-gay killings and assaults. On Saturday, Mr. Sadr denied any responsibility for the recent threats or violence, but called the emo teens unnatural and said they should be dealt with through legal means, according to Al Sumaria, an Iraqi news channel.

For at least six years, gays have been bullied and harassed by security forces and beaten and killed by reactionary Islamist militias in Shiite areas of Baghdad.

Ali Hili, a gay Iraqi activist who lives in London, said as many as 750 gay Iraqis have been killed in the past six years, and thousands have emigrated or are living deep in the closet.

“It’s a clear war on sexual minorities on Iraq,” he said. “They are refusing to admit it.”

Fear has rippled across socially liberal niches of Baghdad, from the basement-level clothing shops where teenage boys buy skull pendants and skater gear, to upscale hair salons and theaters. Advocates say some emo youths and gay men have left for northern Iraq, while others  have shorn off hairdos or muted outfits that were once badges of identity.

Four gay friends in Baghdad, sitting together for an interview, said the daily barrage of harassment and threats has taken on an especially menacing edge in the last few weeks. Neighbors have told them, “Your turn will come soon.” Young men have driven by and shouted “Block! Block! Block!” referring to the current weapon of choice for attacks.

Mustafa, 25, said he was fired last week from a clothing shop because his boss thought his clothing too effete. Hussein, 26, said he left home two weeks ago after his brothers threatened to kill him. Hasan, 32, wears a burgundy ski cap to hide his long hair.

“What do you see about me that is so wrong?” asked Mustafa, who said he was too afraid to allow his full name to be published. “I’m a normal guy. I wish I could die rather than live like this.” With little to go on but denials from the government, gay Iraqis and secular teenagers have been trying to understand what is happening. They have circulated copies of the threatening letters, and passed along pictures that seem to give face to at least one killing that matches the pattern.

In one photo, a handsome young man in a white jacket, dark aviator sunglasses and coifed black hair stands as if he were a fashion model. In another, the vacant, bloody face of a man with similar features stares up at the sky. His body lies in the bed of a police truck.

Friends have identified him as Saif Raad Asmar Abboudi, a 20-year-old from one of the poorest areas of the vast Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City. An Iraqi police report obtained by Mr. Hili’s advocacy group, Iraqi LGBT, says he was beaten to death with a brick on Feb. 17.

The police have not identified a suspect, the report concludes.

One of Mr. Abboudi’s friends, Noor, also 20, described him as a gentle and quiet young man who “was not even very emo.” Being emo in Iraq, she said, was simply about style and self-expression. She said she and her family had fled north after Mr. Abboudi’s death. She did not know when she would feel safe enough to return.

“Is this what we get,” she asked, “because we dress in black?”

Duraid Adnan, Zaid Thaker and Omar al-Jawoshy contributed reporting.
A version of this article appeared in print on March 12, 2012, on page A4 of the New York edition with the headline: Threats and Killings Striking Fear Among Young Iraqis, Including Gays.




http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iraq/9137051/Iraq-religious-militias-target-emo-youths.html

Iraq religious militias target 'emo' youths
Religious militias in Iraq have singled out a new target, killing scores of young men dressed in "emo" fashions, according to human rights groups.
By Richard Spencer, Baghdad
5:30PM GMT 11 Mar 2012


The groups say militant Shia have been encouraged in the wave of attacks by the interior ministry, following a long-standing campaign of gay-bashing. A statement on its website claimed emos were "devil-worshippers".

Gangs of youths have devised a particularly brutal method of killing those they regard as "emos", in the West a term for youths who wear black and adopt a moody appearance but used in Iraq to describe anyone with "floppy hair" and dressed fashionably.

The method, known popularly as the "double block", involves abducting the youths and smashing their heads between two lumps of concrete. Activists say up to 90 people, all but two of them men, have been killed in this method or by shooting or beating this year accused of being either homosexual or "emo".

Shia militias like the "Mahdi Army" loyal to a radical Shia cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr, fought the Americans until being defeated in 2008. They have now joined the political process, but still enforce a rigid view of society in poor Shia areas where they are dominant, like the giant Sadr City neighbourhood in Baghdad.

Their attacks on homosexuals began in 2009. The fact that the Mahdi Army's political wing, the Sadrists, is now part of a coalition government has served to encourage them "It is a great shame that this attack on personal freedoms is taking place," said Saad al-Mutallibi, a politician close to the prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki, who estimated the number of deaths on "moral" grounds as in the 50s.

A statement on the interior ministry website read: "The 'Emo phenomenon' or devil worshipping is being followed 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.

"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."

One man who was attacked but managed to escape told an Arabic-language newspaper: "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."

Another man, defending his right to wear long hair, said: "My hair is long but it doesn't mean that I'm emo. My clothes are my personal style – this is my freedom, this is me."

Gruesome pictures have appeared on Facebook and other social networking sites, apparently as a warning. One group, calling itself the "Brigade of Anger" last week issued a hit list of 33 young people it said would be next.

Mr al-Sadr issued a statement calling emos a "lesion" on society but called for them to be dealt with "within the law".
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New Emo And LGBT Massacres Wave
Posted: March 11, 2012


A new killing wave against Emo and gays will be lunched this week, M who is a community committee member says:

‘They posted a threateningpaper gives young men and women in schools, universities and colleges four days to stop this behavior or they will be killed by the brick. The interior ministry knows all about that for a long time

M continues:

‘An officer in the interior ministry told me in person that they collected information about Emo and they have a full list of the member’s names, they know everything and they are blessing what is happening

‘It’s bigger than it looks’ M says.

 How big is it? We can imagine that if we knew that the government itself entangled and they are observing the operation by themselves. Let’s listen to Ammar AL-hakim, one of the power Shiia leaders talking about Emo in the cultural week in a video on youtube at 26th of February 2012. The title says, the media center for the high Islamic board Presidency. I will quote all his speech:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ucbati6s8Cg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/ucbati6s8Cg</a>

Ammar al-Hakim

“There are a strange Social phenomena started to appear in our Iraqi community. Phenomena are so far from our Norms,Traditions and the religious and ethics Constants that our community believes in. and these phenomena are spreading among youths and adolescent of both sexes, like the Emo phenomenon and other ones. The community security today is facing a shock when these phenomena and behaves spreads among our dear youths. It’s represent a misunderstanding for technology, freedom and opening etc.   we are with evolution, modernity, opening and freedom but these terms have limits, boundaries and frame it should Uniform according to them, like other countries which exporting these phenomena to us, in these countries these terms have their own frames, boundaries and conditions. How it comes that they are in Iraq without limits or conditions?

From my ethical and social responsibility position, I forward my call to the Iraqi decent families and to the media channels and to the civil community organizations that concerned in following these social cases. I speak to them and ask them to be careful of these kinds of phenomena and putting the right treatments and studying the reasons behind these phenomena, not by violence but by thinking and culture and right process because they have Devastating influence on our community constrictor."


No comment.   He was talking about how Emo affects the Iraqi “pure” community in a very bad way, as if he agrees about all what is going on and he believes all accusations against them are true. He left all the crises that Iraq is suffering from, corruption, the terrible education system, as if he was speaking innocently. He didn’t say killing them is wrong and haram because if he said so his followers will stop the massacres, but no, he wants it to continue until the decent Iraqi families treat their “sick” children and cure them from Emo and homosexuality – the diseased phenomena he really is referring to. He mentioned the word phenomena about 8 times and how bad is it in 2 minutes… In all his speech he was concentrating on how this phenomenal is bad and has a devastating influence on the community.  All this in order to justify what is happening to the victims as if it is their fault they are getting killed. It was like he is saying, if they didn’t behave like that we won’t need to kill them.

A guy has been captured a week ago in Alsader city. He threatened 12 men and a barber. The family of one of the victims tracked the calls and caught him. Appeared he is working for Alsader office. Of course the police and the interior ministry who are following these phenomena didn’t interfere and they left it to the families to solve it.

Emo, gay, sunna etc. are not protected. Any one is not shiia is not protected. Anyone who doesn’t belong to a shiia party is not protected. If you are not one them then you are against them and if you are different then you are their enemy. New dictator culture has been forced on the Iraqi community.

As the sun rise, the world is waiting for a new massacre against the phenomenal.



http://missionfreeiran.org/2012/03/11/stop-killing-emos-in-iraq/

TAKE ACTION: Stoning, Killing and Persecution of “Emo” Teens in Iraq Must Stop!
Posted by missionfreeiran ⋅ March 11, 2012


In February of 2012, Iraq’s interior ministry drew attention to the “emo” subculture, labeling it “Satanism” and ordering a community police force to stamp it out. “Emo” is a form of punk music developed in the United States. Fans are known for their distinctive dress, often including tight jeans, T-shirts with logos and distinctive long or spiky haircuts.

As a result, a number of teen-agers, mostly males, have been targeted, attacked, and killed by the vicious act of stoning to death using cinderblocks, bricks, and stones: ‘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. The number of teens killed due to the order to “stamp out” the emo sub-culture ranges from 14 to over 90 as of early March 2012.

We must not remain silent while our young brothers and sisters in Iraq are murdered in the most brutal way, simply for wanting to be free to express themselves through their dress, music, thought or speech. There is an implication by the Iraqi regime that “emo” culture is a marker for homosexuality and this is particularly reprehensible; homosexuality is not a crime, and people should be free to love whomever they choose.

HOW TO HELP:
We ask everyone to urgently send emails to the government of Iraq, with copies to the UN and to international Foreign Ministries, demanding the resignation and prosecution of the Interior Minister for calling for these killings; a timeframe for implementing the prosecution of all involved in these killings from the Interior Minister down to the community police; and a formal statement from the Iraqi government acknowledging the universal human rights of Iraqi people.

SAMPLE LETTER

EMAIL ADDRESSES:
To: umr@cabinet.iq
Cc: inquiries@un.org, npillay@ohchr.org, urgent-action@ohchr.org, jerzy.buzek@europarl.europa.eu, michael.spindelegger@bmeia.gv.at, kab.bz@diplobel.fed.be, info@mvp.gov.ba, iprd@mfa.government.bg, imprensa@itamaraty.gov.br, imprensa@planalto.gov.br, pm@pm.gc.ca, ministar@mvpei.hr, minforeign1@mfa.gov.cy, podatelna@mzv.cz, udenrigsministeren@um.dk, vminfo@vm.ee, umi@formin.fi, bernard.kouchner@diplomatie.gouv.fr, inform@mfa.gov.ge, guido.westerwelle@auswaertiges-amt.de, gpapandreou@parliament.gr, titkarsag.konz@kum.hu, external@utn.stjr.is, dcpf@mea.gov.in, minister@dfa.ie, gabinetto@cert.esteri.it, segreteria.frattini@esteri.it, mfa.cha@mfa.gov.lv, tonio.borg@gov.mt, secdep@mfa.md, post@mfa.no, DNZPC.Sekretariat@msz.gov.pl, pm@pm.gov.pt, msp@mfa.rs, ministry@mid.ru, miguel.moratinos@maec.es, beatriz.lorenzo@maec.es, registrator@foreign.ministry.se, info@eda.admin.ch, info@mfa.gov.tr, haguew@parliament.uk, stewartkb@state.gov

To the Iraqi Government Cabinet:

I am outraged and appalled by the barbaric killings and stoning to death of teen-agers who are categorized as being part of the “emo” subculture, or who simply “look different” from other young people. This is a heinous, systematically implemented crime and I condemn it in the strongest terms.

I make the following demands in order to bring an end to these barbarities, which are an attack on all humanity, and bring the perpetrators to justice.

1- The Interior Minister must resign and face prosecution for directly provoking the militias to attack and kill (by stoning to death) teen-agers dressed in “emo”- or “western”-style clothing.

2- The Iraqi Government should announce a deadline by which all perpetrators from the militia terrorists to the police responsible for persecuting and killing these young people are indicted; and

3- The Government of Iraq must publicly acknowledge that universal human rights apply to Iraqi people, including the right to listen to whatever music they want, wear whatever color they want, and have consensual adult sexual relations with whomever they choose.

I urge your immediate response to these crimes against the Iraqi youth.

Sincerely,
[Your Name & Country of Residence]

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http://www.change.org/petitions/government-of-iraq-prosecute-the-iraqi-interior-minister-for-stoning-deaths-of-emo-teens

In February of 2012, Iraq's interior ministry drew attention to the "emo" subculture last month, labeling it "Satanism" and ordering a community police force to stamp it out (1). “Emo” is a form of punk music developed in the United States. Fans are known for their distinctive dress, often including tight jeans, T-shirts with logos and distinctive long or spiky haircuts.

As a result, a number of teen-agers, mostly males, have been targeted, attacked, and killed by the vicious act of stoning to death using cinderblocks, bricks, and stones: '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. The number of teens killed due to the order to "stamp out" the emo sub-culture ranges from 14 to over 90 as of early March 2012.

We must not remain silent while our young brothers and sisters in Iraq are murdered in the most brutal way, simply for wanting to be free to express themselves through their dress, music, thought or speech. There is an implication by the Iraqi regime that "emo" culture is a marker for homosexuality and this is particularly reprehensible; homosexuality is not a crime, and people should be free to love whomever they choose.

We demand:

1- The Interior Minister must resign and face prosecution for directly provoking the militias to attack and kill (by stoning to death) teen-agers dressed in "emo"- or "western"-style clothing.

2- The Iraqi Government should announce a deadline by which all perpetrators from the militia terrorists to the police responsible for stoning the teens to death are indicted; and

3- The Government of Iraq must publicly acknowledge that universal human rights apply to Iraqi people, including the right to listen to whatever music they want, wear whatever color they want, and have consensual adult sexual relations with whomever they choose.

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(1) Source for Ministry of Interior statement: (MS-NBC: http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/10/10634539-iraqi-teens-stoned-to-death-for-wearing-emo-clothes

(2) Other sources for this story:
- Al Arabiya: ‘Emo’ killings in Iraq create different reactions among religious clerics. http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/03/10/199751.html
- BBC: Iraqi 'emo' youths reportedly killed by conservative militias
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-17333275
- Reuters: Iraq militia stone youth for “emo” style http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1144288--iraq-militia-stone-youth-for-emo-style

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TAKE ACTION: Stoning, Killing and Persecution of “Emo” Teens in Iraq Must Stop!
Posted by missionfreeiran ⋅ March 11, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment

In February of 2012, Iraq’s interior ministry drew attention to the “emo” subculture, labeling it “Satanism” and ordering a community police force to stamp it out. “Emo” is a form of punk music developed in the United States. Fans are known for their distinctive dress, often including tight jeans, T-shirts with logos and distinctive long or spiky haircuts.

As a result, a number of teen-agers, mostly males, have been targeted, attacked, and killed by the vicious act of stoning to death using cinderblocks, bricks, and stones: ‘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. The number of teens killed due to the order to “stamp out” the emo sub-culture ranges from 14 to over 90 as of early March 2012.

We must not remain silent while our young brothers and sisters in Iraq are murdered in the most brutal way, simply for wanting to be free to express themselves through their dress, music, thought or speech. There is an implication by the Iraqi regime that “emo” culture is a marker for homosexuality and this is particularly reprehensible; homosexuality is not a crime, and people should be free to love whomever they choose.

HOW TO HELP:
We ask everyone to urgently send emails to the government of Iraq, with copies to the UN and to international Foreign Ministries, demanding the resignation and prosecution of the Interior Minister for calling for these killings; a timeframe for implementing the prosecution of all involved in these killings from the Interior Minister down to the community police; and a formal statement from the Iraqi government acknowledging the universal human rights of Iraqi people.

SAMPLE LETTER

EMAIL ADDRESSES:
To: umr@cabinet.iq
Cc: inquiries@un.org, npillay@ohchr.org, urgent-action@ohchr.org, jerzy.buzek@europarl.europa.eu, michael.spindelegger@bmeia.gv.at, kab.bz@diplobel.fed.be, info@mvp.gov.ba, iprd@mfa.government.bg, imprensa@itamaraty.gov.br, imprensa@planalto.gov.br, pm@pm.gc.ca, ministar@mvpei.hr, minforeign1@mfa.gov.cy, podatelna@mzv.cz, udenrigsministeren@um.dk, vminfo@vm.ee, umi@formin.fi, bernard.kouchner@diplomatie.gouv.fr, inform@mfa.gov.ge, guido.westerwelle@auswaertiges-amt.de, gpapandreou@parliament.gr, titkarsag.konz@kum.hu, external@utn.stjr.is, dcpf@mea.gov.in, minister@dfa.ie, gabinetto@cert.esteri.it, segreteria.frattini@esteri.it, mfa.cha@mfa.gov.lv, tonio.borg@gov.mt, secdep@mfa.md, post@mfa.no, DNZPC.Sekretariat@msz.gov.pl, pm@pm.gov.pt, msp@mfa.rs, ministry@mid.ru, miguel.moratinos@maec.es, beatriz.lorenzo@maec.es, registrator@foreign.ministry.se, info@eda.admin.ch, info@mfa.gov.tr, haguew@parliament.uk, stewartkb@state.gov

To the Iraqi Government Cabinet:

I am outraged and appalled by the barbaric killings and stoning to death of teen-agers who are categorized as being part of the “emo” subculture, or who simply “look different” from other young people. This is a heinous, systematically implemented crime and I condemn it in the strongest terms.

I make the following demands in order to bring an end to these barbarities, which are an attack on all humanity, and bring the perpetrators to justice.

1- The Interior Minister must resign and face prosecution for directly provoking the militias to attack and kill (by stoning to death) teen-agers dressed in “emo”- or “western”-style clothing.

2- The Iraqi Government should announce a deadline by which all perpetrators from the militia terrorists to the police responsible for persecuting and killing these young people are indicted; and

3- The Government of Iraq must publicly acknowledge that universal human rights apply to Iraqi people, including the right to listen to whatever music they want, wear whatever color they want, and have consensual adult sexual relations with whomever they choose.

I urge your immediate response to these crimes against the Iraqi youth.

Sincerely,
[Your Name & Country of Residence]



Next: SIGN THE PETITION:
Please sign the petition at Change.org to stop these barbaric killings and bring the perpetrators to justice.



The Freedom Organization for Iraqi Students and Youth have issued the below statement regarding these killings in Arabic:

الديري
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العصابات الاجرامية تقتل الشباب المتحرر بأساليب وحشية وبدما بارد ؟
تنتهج العصابات الاجرامية المنتشرة في العراق اساليب جديدة بقتل الشباب المتحرر , الشباب الذين يلبسون المودرن فيتم قتلهم من قبل تلك المليشيات والعصابات الاجرامية والوحشية بدما بارد وبطرق جديدة تبعث الاستياء لقد انتشرت هذه الايام في بغداد ظاهرة قتل الشباب من قبل تلك العصابات وبطرق اكثر اجراما ووحشية وهي قتلهم بواسطة حجر ( البلوك ) بحجة ان هؤلاء الشباب يطيلون شعر الرأس و يرتدون ملابس الايمو ان العصابات الاجرامية ليس لديها حلول غير القتل والبطش والاعتداء على حرية وكرامة الانسان , ان الجرائم التي ترتكب بحق الشباب هي جرائم بشعة وتتستر بغطاء الدين وتعتدي على حرية البشر في العراق وبمباركة بعض الاجندات التي تشجع تلك العصابات والمليشيات وتمولها لتحول حياة ومعيشة ملايين المواطنيين في العراق الى جحيم وبؤسا يضاف الى بؤسها المتمثل بالجوع والفقر والاستبداد التي تعاني منه ملايين الجماهير في العراق , ان ظاهرة قتل ( الايمو ) بتلك الوحشية انما يدل على هشاشة الوضع الامني وعدم تمكن الحكومة من حماية المواطنيين من قبضة المليشيات والعصابات الاجرامية المنتشرة في الشوارع و التي لايوجد يوما يمر دون ان يمر بسلام على امن وسلامة المواطنيين , ليس في جعية هذه المليشيات غير القتل والدمار والتجاوز على الحريات الشخصية والفردية للبشر ولغتها هي الدم والقتل والتصفيات , لقد باتت حرية الانسان في العراق في خطرا تام وان على المنظمات التحررية ومنظمات حقوق الانسان ان يقفوا وبكل قوة بوجه تلك العصابات وفضحها على كل الاصعدة بعد عجز الحكومة من حماية ارواح وسلامة المواطنيين , ان الجهة التي تقف وراء تلك العصابات وتمولها والتي لم تعلن عن نفسها ولم تتجرأ وتعلن عن نفسها حتى الان هي لاتقل اجراما ووحشية عن باقي الجهات والتنظيمات الارهابية و التي تقتل يوميا العمال والنساء والاطفال وتفجر المدارس والجامعات ومساطر العمال والاسواق , لقد بات واضحا وجليا ان مستقبل الشباب والشابات في العراق في خطر كبير , لقد قتلت تلك العصابات حتى الان العشرات من اولئك الشباب المتحرر وان بعض الاسماء المعلقة على جدران وازقة المدن تنتظر الموت ولااحد يحرك ساكنا من الجهات الامنية في الحكومة او تتحرى عن تلك العصابات ومن يقف ورائها ويمولها ويتستر عليها الا اذا كانت متواطئة معهم بتلك الجرائم البشعة والتشجيع عليها والا كيف تتجرأ تلك الحثالات وتقتل الشباب بتلك الطرق الوحشية دون ان تستند على جهة واجندة تدفعها على ممارسة تلك الممارسات اللاانسانية والوحشية , ان حرية المواطن في العراق قد انتهكت , واليوم فأن على الجميع ان يقفوا وقفة واحدة والتصدي لهذه الاعتداءات والوقوف بوجه تلك العصابات والحثالات ممن نصبو انفسهم حكاما يحكمون بطريقتهم طريقة السيف والرصاص وتصفية الاخرين وقتلهم وترويع الشباب والشابات وان لامكان لهم بين قوس الحرية وان الحرية ستنتصر عليهم لامحالة ولترجع تلك الزمر المجرمة الى مخابئها كالجرذان مذعورة من قبضة وشعار الحرية التي يجب ان تتربع دائما على رقاب كل الحثالات وكارهي حرية البشر

ان منظمة الحرية لطلبة وشباب العراق تستنكر وتدين تلك الممارسات الوحشية للزمر والعصابات الاجرامية بحق الشباب المتحرر وتقف الى جانب كل الشباب المتعطش للحرية وهي ماضية معهم نحو طريق الحرية من اجل مجتمع مزدهر وحر يرفل بالحرية والاخاء وان طريق العصابات الماجورة ومن يقف ورائهم سيقطع لامحالة امام مد جسور الحرية والمساواة وستنتصر الحرية , ستنتصر الحرية

الخزي والعار للقتلة والعصابات الاجرامية
عاشت الحرية
عاشت الحرية ومساواة البشر

منظمة الحرية لطلبة وشباب العراق
10 / 3 / 2012

TRANSLATION:

Dairi - Statement

Criminal gangs kill young liberal methods and Bdma brutal and cold?

Pursue criminal gangs deployed in Iraq, new methods of killing young liberal, young people who wear Modern are killed by the militias and criminal gangs and brutality Bdma a cool, new ways send discontent has spread these days in Baghdad, the phenomenon of killing young people by those bands and in ways more criminal and brutal a killing by Stone (block) under the pretext that these young people prolonging the hair and dressed in emo that criminal gangs do not have solutions is murder, oppression and attacks on freedom and human dignity, that the crimes committed against young people are heinous crimes and the coveted cover of religion, infringe the freedom of human beings in Iraq and with the blessing of some agendas that encourage those gangs, militias and funded by the transformation of the lives and livelihoods of millions of citizens in Iraq to hell and misery added to misery goal of hunger, poverty and tyranny suffering of millions of the masses in Iraq, that the phenomenon of killing (IMO) of such brutality but also demonstrates the fragility of the security situation and the inability of the government to protect citizens from the grip of militias and criminal gangs are in the streets, which does not have a day pass without going through safely on the security and safety of citizens, not in the Djaip these militias is the killing and destruction and the encroachment on personal freedoms and individual human beings, language is blood, murder and the playoffs, has become the freedom of man in Iraq in danger completely and that the organizations libertarian and human rights organizations to stand with all the strength generally those gangs and expose all levels after the government's inability to protect the lives and safety of citizens, that the party that stands behind those gangs and financed, which did not declare itself did not dare declare itself until now is less criminality and brutality for the rest of the actors and terrorist organizations, which kills the day workers, women and children broke out of schools and universities and rulers of workers and markets, has become abundantly clear that the future of young men and women in Iraq at high risk, have been killed by those gangs so far, dozens of those young liberal and some of the names attached to the walls and alleys of cities waiting for death No one lifted a finger of the security authorities in the government or investigate those gangs and those who stand behind them and funded and covers them only if they are complicit with these heinous crimes and to encourage them, otherwise how dare those Greaves and kill the young of such brutal methods without is based on the one hand, and agenda driven by the exercise of such practices inhumane and brutal, that the freedom of the citizen in Iraq have been violated, and today everyone must stand one-stop and respond to these attacks and stand up against these gangs and Greaves who aspire themselves rulers rule in their own way the way the sword and lead and the liquidation of the other and kill and terrorize the young and women and between them the possibility of arc of freedom and that freedom will prevail and they inevitably return to criminal factions that hideouts like rats from the grip of panic and the slogan of freedom, which must always sits on the necks of all the haters Greaves and freedom of human beings

That the Organization of freedom for Iraqi Students and Youth deplores and condemns the barbaric practices of the factions and criminal gangs against young liberal and stand by all the young people thirsty for freedom as it moves them toward the road to freedom for a prosperous society, free orbiting freedom and brotherhood, and by gangs paid and those who stand behind them will go inevitably to build bridges freedom, equality and freedom will triumph, triumph of freedom

Shame and disgrace for the killers and criminal gangs
Long live freedom
Long live freedom and equality of human beings

Freedom Organisation for Iraqi Students and Youth
03/10/2012
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EMO - The New Face Of Satanists

November 10, 2010
Originally Uploaded by 207Mak


[See Below] - http://www[dot]youtube.com/watch?v=FLcj4hHlDHU

أقوى تقرير عن الإيمو للشيخ سامي السبيعي والذي عرض في برنامجه عطنا الزبدة على قناة بداية .
عنوان الحلقة (الإيمو .. الوجه الجديد لعبدة الشيطان)

TRANSLATION:

Report on the EMO the most powerful of Sheikh Sami Subaie which was displayed in his Atna butter on the beginning of the channel.
The episode title (EMO .. the new face of Satanists)

November 17, 2011:
Re-Uploaded By najmTV


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/yShaGUsQCTk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/yShaGUsQCTk</a>

الايمو
ناس لا يدرون مايفعلون فاضين عندهم شذوذ جنسي
وضعف في الايمان
وانحرفوا عن طريق الهدى الى طريق الضلال
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لعنة الله عليهم
عبدة الشيطان
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التغررب الفكري يهدد اسلامنا

TRANSLATION:

Emo
People do not know [Maevalon Fadan] are homosexual
And weak in the faith
And deviated from the path guidance to the path of delusion
.................................................. ....................
God's curse on them
Satanists
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[Alngrrb] intellectual threatens our Islam



February 26, 2012

ظاهره الايمو (Face Of Emo)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/6nDFQN0FMLc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/6nDFQN0FMLc</a>



http://news.monstersandcritics.com/middleeast/news/article_1656804.php/Emo-subculture-on-the-rise-among-Baghdad-teens

Emo subculture on the rise among Baghdad teens
By Kadhim al-Attabi Aug 14, 2011, 2:06 GMT


BAGHDAD, Iraq (DPA) — Fadiya, a 19-year-old university student, has suddenly changed her style of clothing and accessories to darker colors. The transformation began a month ago when she discovered the so-called emo subculture.

The phenomenon of emo – short for emotional – began as a style of music characterized by expressive lyrics in the mid-1980s. The trend is characterized by wearing skinny black jeans, radical hair-dos, and sometimes heavy make up.

Emo people prefer to express their emotions through unusual means that some people find disturbing. Yet, for Fadiya, it is more of a style.

''For a month now, I have been immersed in the emo world, after I have seen it spread among my colleagues, who were wearing very distinctive costumes, bags, and accessories,'' she said. ''I do not care about the dark beliefs people usually link to emo. I like fashion and changed all my clothes to follow the emo style,'' she said. ''Now I have huge amounts of accessories to go with every outfit, which is why I feel different and my family and friends are very impressed,'' added Fadiya.

Fadiya is not the only one who likes to just pick what she likes from the emo concept. A Facebook group called ''Emo boys and girls in Iraq'' says that ''most people (have) common perception of emo as someone who is very emotional. Some people just consider emo to be a sense of style.

''Our group is about music, fashion, life issues, whatever you want ... as long as you don't insult anybody.''

Several Arab countries have seen the phenomenon at one point, including the region's most conservative state, Saudi Arabia. Last year, the kingdom's religious police arrested 10 emo women for allegedly causing a disturbance in a coffee shop.

Two years ago, emo fashion-followers in Cairo were condemned in the local media as ''disciples of Satan'' or as homosexuals. The campaign fired up conservative Egyptians, who disapprove of exotic styles and looks.

Yet, in Baghdad it is different. The scene of teenagers with oddly combed hair, tight, dark clothes do not seem to be causing much of an upset. Shops selling emo clothes and accessories, which are usually ornate with skulls, have spread across the upmarket areas of Mansour, Karrada, and others in the capital. Even street sellers began selling similar necklaces, bracelets, hats and handbags.

A sharp decline in armed attacks and blasts by militias has, left young Iraqis more free to walk around wearing what they please.

Extremist groups, who filled the country following the 2003 US-led invasion leading to sectarian strife in the country for years, have always shunned Western fashions.

Now, shops in the capital can go ahead with their businesses with only a slim chance they will face trouble from religious groups or gunmen. However, it differs from one province to another, where religious establishments might have more power over their followers.

Amjad Hadi, a 21-year-old shop-owner, says that there is a significant demand for emo fashion in Baghdad. ''We are keen to keep up with everything new for this style because young people are now buying anything that is unusual, and now we have customers who contact us constantly to follow up on all that is new,'' he said.



http://oblogdeeoblogda.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/iraqi-gay-and-emo-murders-san-francisco-castro-to-hold-vigils-protesting/

US Embassy Comments on Gay and Emo Killings in Iraq
Cc: Wilcock, John D (Baghdad) (Baghdad)
Sent: Sun, Mar 11, 2012 11:14 pm
Subject: US EMBASSY BAGHDAD – RE: Info needed: Gay, goth, emo killings reported from Iraq


    Executive Committee Members
    Gays Without Borders
    San Francisco, CA,
    Dear Executive Committee Members:

    Thank you for your letter. This embassy shares your concern about the recent attacks in Iraq against individuals identified as gay or part of the “emo” culture.  When NGOs here in Iraq first brought this issue to our attention, we immediately expressed our concern to the Government of Iraq, urged immediate measures to combat this violence, and undertook to try to ascertain the details of these attacks.

    Along with the Embassy, the U.S. Department of State strongly condemns the recent violence and killings in Iraq by groups who appear to be targeting individuals based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, or personal expression.  These acts of intolerance should have no place in any society.

    We have been encouraged by the degree of prominent public condemnation of these attacks.  A representative for Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani condemned the violence and called the killings “terrorist attacks.”   The Chairperson of the Human Rights Committee within Iraq’s Parliament condemned these actions as well.   These statements indicate that an increasing number of Iraqi officials are ready to take these crimes seriously.  Through our advocacy and diplomatic efforts, we will continue to urge the Iraqi government to condemn attacks on the LGBT community and to devote all possible attention to preventing such crimes.

    The State Department will continue to advance a comprehensive human rights agenda that includes the elimination of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

    I appreciate your concern for the Iraqis who have suffered and who are at risk of suffering from this violence.  I assure you and the members of your organization that the Embassy is fully engaged at the highest levels to end these attacks, bring the perpetrators to justice, and ensure a secure and free future for all Iraqis.

    Sincerely,

    Michael McClellan | مايكل مكليلان
    Spokesman/Deputy Public Affairs Officer | المتحدث الرسمي بإسم السفارة
    Embassy of the United States of America | سفارة الولايات المتحدة الامريكية
    Baghdad, Iraq | بغداد، العراق
    E-mail: mcclellanmw[at]state[dot]gov
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