Yes, you read the title correctly. Their sins? Western style "emo," haircuts and paraphernalia making them devil worshippers. In Iraq! The country Americans gave their lives to so they could have freedom.
Caution.....gruesome pictures at link.
"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 Baghdad schools and pinpoint students with Western appearances."
I personally have given up on any hope that these regions will ever move away from all this kind of stuff in my lifetime or many more. And of course, Israel will receive much more world condemnation than this will.....you can bet on it.