Iraq militia stone youths to death for "emo" style

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AlfredReaud wrote:

“… 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. …”

Wait, slap me. Did I just wake up in the 15th century? You’ve got to be kidding right? I also see that the old ancient catch-all charge of devil worship is still alive and well. When all else fails, we must stone them because they worship the devil.

Is your religion insane? You ARE KILLING YOUR YOUTH. The people who should be getting executed is the child murderers who committed these murders of innocents. Think of how INSANE that is, to kill somebody because of the clothing they are wearing. This is why I say if one isn’t outraged, one isn’t paying attention.

Has the human race really entered the 21st. century? This is just another example that America wastes precious lives and untold funds trying to bring something of ours to places that just don’t believe in it. If somebody did something like that in America, those individuals would be hunted down like varmints. Hey we tried, glad our service people are out, and thanks for the service.

Mar 10, 2012 12:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Josorr wrote:

Freedom is elusive, and expensive. True freedom requires allowing others to be free. It can only be bought with blood. Who is willing to pay? Americans have paid in blood and treasure for Iraqi freedom, but the Iraqis must be willing to pay for freedom as well if they hope to attain it. I hope they will be courageous. I wish them well.

Mar 10, 2012 12:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Looks like all the American lives money and grief put into rebuiling Iraq was a total waste. But we have known that all along. Religious fanatacism will always get you oppression, and intolerance. What a waste.

Mar 10, 2012 1:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
breezinthru wrote:

The Shiites are a far greater plague upon humanity than are their reckless youth.

Mar 10, 2012 1:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jroliver wrote:

This country is sick and nothing can be done as they want to live in the 14th century

Mar 10, 2012 2:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
judester wrote:

14 murdered yet they claim to be so peaceful and we have the lovers of that faith here in the USA that will go to their graves praising these animals. How dare they wear western style clothes and haircuts. I’ve heard enough of that crap about, “You just don’t understand”.

Mar 10, 2012 3:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Strip wrote:

Apparently we did’nt win all thier hearts and minds. The victims are young people who want to only look more American, for fashion. I fear we wasted over 4,000 of or own for nothing. Only to create more hate directed at the U. S. A.

Mar 10, 2012 4:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse
marc55 wrote:

Well isn’t that special? A trillion dollars 500 American lives and hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis and Iraq is worse off than it was under Saddam. At least under Saddam punk rockers and heavy metal enthusiasts were not being stoned to death in the street. What say you Sean Hannity. Of course he may actually think it makes it all worth it.

Mar 10, 2012 5:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Mezz wrote:

When I saw my first EMO I too wanted to throw rocks at them…!
Seriously do you think it was wise to introduce that stlye of musical expression to the dumbest bunch of “you know what ” in the world?

Mar 10, 2012 5:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse

The world need to encourage more, extreme, deadly violence in the Middle East. Eventually they will kill each other off. Once that happens, the world will be a better place.

Mar 10, 2012 6:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ablingcain wrote:

they are in Iraq, not the US or the UK. you stir the fire snd the fire will burn you. Tragic, but not surprising. Not martyrs, just temporarily, and fatally senseless.

Mar 10, 2012 6:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
UnPartisan wrote:

@marc55
“Well isn’t that special? A trillion dollars 500 American lives and hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis and Iraq is worse off than it was under Saddam.”

You don’t know what you are talking about, Hussein killed millions of his own people. Here are some accounts:

Masoud Barzani led the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), an ethnic Kurdish revolutionary group fighting Baathist oppression. After Barzani cast his lot with the Iranians in the Iran-Iraq War, Hussein had some 8,000 members of Barzani’s clan, including hundreds of women and children, abducted. It is assumed that most were slaughtered; thousands have been discovered in mass graves in southern Iraq.

The worst human rights abuses of Hussein’s tenure took place during the genocidal al-Anfal Campaign (1986-1989), in which Hussein’s administration called for the extermination of every living thing–human or animal–in certain regions of the Kurdish north. All told, some 182,000 people–men, women, and children–were slaughtered, many through use of chemical weapons. The Halabja poison gas massacre of 1988 alone killed over 5,000 people. Hussein later blamed the attacks on the Iranians, and the Reagan administration, which supported Iraq in the Iran-Iraq War, helped promote this cover story.

Hussein did not limit his genocide to identifiably Kurdish groups; he also targeted the predominantly Shiite Marsh Arabs of southeastern Iraq, the direct descendants of the ancient Mesopotamians. By destroying more than 95% of the region’s marshes, he effectively depleted its food supply and destroyed the entire millennia-old culture, reducing the number of Marsh Arabs from 250,000 to approximately 30,000. It is unknown how much of this population drop can be attributed to direct starvation and how much to migration, but the human cost was unquestionably high.

Mar 10, 2012 7:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ConstFundie wrote:

Two solutions for peace, get religion out of government or exterminate people of all other religions. The founding fathers figured that out 230+ years ago.

Mar 10, 2012 10:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
alazello wrote:

I’d say that this is only a good example of how a holly book is really interpreted, with honesty, and without the excuses of time changes.
If Christian would be that loyal to their bible the world would be no different than what they say hell looks like. Of course, only fanatics of the Islam are known to do this kind of atrocities nowadays, but not because the modern Christian is more civilized, but because most of the nations where they live on, do not allow them to follow the scriptures with the same loyalty that Muslims do in their countries.

Mar 10, 2012 11:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Poalima wrote:

The commenters who write “America tried to fix these guys” were clearly not paying attention over the past years. This kind of thing was not allowed under the iron rule of Sadaam. As the article says, these religious militias came to power after his deposition. We are squarely to blame for this degradation of Iraqi society (not to mention the destruction of their cities and infrastructure).

Mar 11, 2012 12:15am EST  --  Report as abuse
Scorp17 wrote:

The US government does not allow this sort of discrimination to happen, but children still get bullied for being “emo” or “goth”. There is greater awareness about the bullying now, but it still exists even in a developed country such as America. How is the American military going to fix something in a different country (controlled by extremists) when it can’t eliminate the problem in the US? I just hope everyone knows that this is not an issue unique to Iraq or the middle east.

Mar 11, 2012 3:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Binary wrote:

Dear alazello:

“I’d say that this is only a good example of how a holly book is really interpreted, with honesty, and without the excuses of time changes.”

My first comment is this: it is ‘holy’, not ‘holly’. It is always so sad to see how fascists (religious or other) cannot spell.

My second comment is this: why should someone who had been dead for almost two thousand years still determine how we should live or die? He has had his turn… it is now mine. I claim my part of Life and a place under the sun with as much conviction as he did. I have as much right to be here as any of the 7 billion people on this planet (as well as the billions who had come and gone). And I, for one, refuse to be dictated to in this manner. I did not vote for this, yet it is my right – not due to some ideology or some political framework. I BELONG HERE!

I am sure that with the passage of time, you and those like-minded will come to realise this. If you sow the wind, you will reap the storm.

Mar 11, 2012 5:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BuffaloGirl wrote:

It’ doesn’t surprise me. Sheep don’t like anything that moves in the dark. I just can’t imagine God would have a problem with EMOs. They have a message that their upbringing has shamed and alienated them, and they are angry. Rightfully so! What has Iraq done for their children, but teach them, by example, how to annihilate anyone who disagrees. They should learn something from these young people, T-shirts,tight jeans, skulls and music don’t kill. But self-righteous fanatical religious people do. Get a life!

Mar 11, 2012 5:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Benlea wrote:

Why did many so many of our soldiers die for these people? People keep saying you cant judge them all like this,but there seems no great outcry from their populas. I mean cmon they suck blood and worship the devil….Seriously? Let them suffer under their beloved Islam. Enough is enough.
Best wishes from Australia!

Mar 11, 2012 10:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Yep the Muslims are are showing their common sense again. Who could argue with these sane thoughts?

Mar 11, 2012 12:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheGame2 wrote:

Fundamentalism equals fanaticism, whether it’s Muslim or Christian. The fundamentalists Muslims want to bring mankind back to the 13th or 14th century, while the fundamental ideologue Christians want us to believe that mankind is born in “original sin” rather than out of the love of God. Both religions are insane in their ideologues.

Mar 11, 2012 12:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheGame2 wrote:

Fundamentalism equals fanaticism, whether it’s Muslim or Christian. The fundamentalists Muslims want to bring mankind back to the 13th or 14th century, while the fundamental ideologue Christians want us to believe that mankind is born in “original sin” rather than out of the love of God. Both religions are insane in their ideologues.

Mar 11, 2012 12:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ItsAwful wrote:

In parts of India women carrying girl fetuses are pressured to abort because the family cannot afford a dowry. In China the pressure to abort female is also present as the male is the prize in a single child society. In other cultures, scientific testing gives mothers the option to “choose” to abort based on mental retardation or other physical predictions about the child. Lady Gaga says people are “born that way” referring to homosexuality. Once the doctors locate the gene, there won’t be a need for “Moral Police” in Iraq. The women can just “choose” with pressure from family and others.

Mar 11, 2012 1:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Religion of peace indeed.

Mar 11, 2012 2:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Carlyle_ny wrote:

That whole country should be wiped off the map. The Muslims are the most barbaric people in the world.

Mar 12, 2012 1:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
nieldevi wrote:

Well if “God” says so, we better not listen to that kind of music anymore.
But if “God created us, then He must have created the music that we make, too. Go figure. I wish Moses would come back and straighten this out, what “God” said on those stone tablets that he destroyed before letting anyone read them…

Mar 12, 2012 2:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
the_proph wrote:

And did you hear about the iraqi politicians that introduced legislation that requires women to have a 10 inch wand inserted into their vaginas??? oh wait, that’s here.

Mar 12, 2012 3:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ToastyBiggins wrote:

Saddam might be dead, but ignorance and poverty are alive and well. Events like this only demonstrate the futility of killing a dictator without improving the conditions that allowed him to rise to power in the first place.

Mar 12, 2012 5:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
HenryMiller wrote:

And these are the Neanderthals we wasted a trillion bucks on?

Mar 12, 2012 6:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
geezer117 wrote:

Thus does the religion of peace.

Mar 12, 2012 7:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AhmaDangerMad wrote:

So much for the ‘nation-building’ strategy.

Mar 12, 2012 11:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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