Iraqi Metal And Rock Scene Under Critical Danger
Author: JorZine Team - 2012-03-11
Few weeks ago we posted news about how the metal scene in Iraq is under the risk of getting banned because of the EMO cult in Iraq increasing, which lead the authorities to capture EMOs and investigate them with accusations of being Satanic and a danger threat for the society.
Since then, the situation had developed into more dramatic and dangerous level, the news had become more recognized by the main stream media, when allegations of more than "100 EMO" had been killed in the past week. The authorities denied such thing, and said its fabricated by media against the government, the main religious militias in Iraq countries denied too, but the social networks had another opinion when the pictures of victims started to surface, and lists that included names of people who had been labeled as EMOs while many of them are actually Metalheads, Rockers, Rappers!!! or just the way he/she wear is close to EMO/gothic style, without being necessary a real EMO follower. Most of the reports indicated that the killing was by "smashing the heads with building blocks", and that a new religious militia under the name "Al Mujahideen" [Translated into: Warriors of higher cause] claimed the responsibility for it.
The Iraqi metal scene reacted by bands put their projects on hold, some deleted their Facebook pages to keep their identities hidden as much as possible, Iraqi metal facebook groups been changed into secret groups so no one can get into it and know the fans names.
As a JorZine, we just wanted to report about this critical situation that is going there with our brothers in Iraq, all the info in this article had been taken from the next sources, plus our observation from the social networks:
Al Arabiya News report (In English) : http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/03/10/199751.html
Al Sharqya News report (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P4OQ4hLcYw&feature=youtu.be.