The Iraqi Interior Ministry has backed an alleged massacre of up to 100 Emos and LGBT people last month, a new wave of massacres may start today or Monday, says a Gay Middle East Iraqi source.
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.
A Gay Middle East source claims that Iraqi officials had a a hit list of people who were scheduled for slaughter but did nothing to protect them.
In addition, hit list by a Shiite Militia has been posted, 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. This means that a new wave of massacres may occur as early as tomorrow or Monday (12.3.12).
As PinkNews reported on Friday, 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 PinkNews and Gay Middle East sources have made it clear that the words ‘emo’ and ‘gay’ or ‘lesbian’ are used interchangeably.
Bissam a blogger with Gay Middle East said: ‘It is commonly assumed that most emos are “f*gs”, 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.’
has more. Here is a different article also discussing the homophobia issue.
Mods, I know we just had a post about this, but the first post really didn't say much about the fact that these attacks on 'Emo' are often homophobic in nature.