Dressing 'emo' in Iraq is getting teens killed

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  1. smile72
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    Source:http://now.msn.com/now/0310-emo-iraqi-kids.aspx

    I don't understand why someone would kill over this.
     


  2. Paarish

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    Shit I know someone online in Iraq who dresses like Emo sometimes.
    Off to MSN *zhoom*
     
  3. Foxi4

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    Welcome to the Middle East, where the dress code is strict. You don't understand it because you're not one of those people - in their society it could be considered an insult to tradition or indecensy. Not that killing or stoning people is the right reaction, but hey - those are their standards, they have to work to change them into more sensible ones.
     
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    So the moral of this story is, living in Iraq and doing anything they don't like will get you killed.
     
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    Unless they lived in complete ignorance they should've known something like this was going to happen.
     
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  6. prowler

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    why would you want to dress emo.
     
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  7. BlueStar

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    It's right wing religious ideology, by its very nature it's beyond the understanding of normal folk.
     
  8. Foxi4

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    They know they're doing something that is socially unacceptable, they're fully aware of the possible consequences. I'm not saying this is "right", I'm saying that this is the world they live in and they need to take that into account. Drinking a beer with your mates in the middle of the street can get you a fine where you live, walking around wearing emo clothes can get you a stone in the face in Iraq. Different place, different rules.

    We should probably add the word "extremist" to the bunch, not every right-wing religious person is prone to violence or mentally challenged.
     
  9. Hells Malice

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    I wonder if anyone is actually surprised by this.
    I mean you gotta know you're gonna get your ass beat to death for something like this in iraq.
     
  10. Rockhoundhigh

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    They don't screw around over there, as long as it's justified by being in the religious right they don't care how immorally wrong their actions actually are, figures they can justify anything by putting a divine curtain over it.
     
  11. the_randomizer

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    And this country deserves our help, why? Those jackhole extremists can justify anything they want, but it doesn't always make it right.
     
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    ...how are you helping again?
     
  13. Guild McCommunist

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    I think you just answered your own question.
     
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    Sheesh, I really need to STFU, don't I? Perhaps if our alleged president didn't have to apologize to every Middle-Eastern country we "offend", or maybe if we hadn't gotten entangled with country with such an unstable regime, a lot of us would be better off. Why Nobama hasn't pulled the rest of the troops from the Middle East, I'll never know.
     
  15. Hop2089

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    Send these milita's to me preferably completely in chains of the 20-40 lb variety, I want to gut them like a trout.
     
  16. Guild McCommunist

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    I'm pretty sure he is our president since we, y'know, voted for him and elected him to office. Don't know what you were trying to do with that.

    And he's begun massive pullouts from the Middle East anyway and he certainly didn't start this war. I really hate getting into political issues but you really need a fact check.
     
  17. smile72
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    Too much Fox News huh????
     
  18. the_randomizer

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    No, I haven't been watching Fox news. Can't I voice an opinion without being verbally raped? I would elaborate further on what I mean by alleged, but seeing as I'm already already in deep sh** here, I won't. Iran is a lost cause. If I knew I was going to be flayed alive, I might have told myself to sod off.
     
  19. smile72
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    Bit extreme aren't we, and I will say this your opinion is factually incorrect. He is our president regardless of what you say he won by nearly 200 electoral vote (192).
     
  20. Guild McCommunist

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    Well I wasn't necessarily doing... that, I was just pointing out clear flaws in your statement. You can have the opinion that we shouldn't do anything about Iraq but doubting the authenticity of our president is clearly wrong.