US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC :
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Comment on this article | View comments | Email this article | Printer-friendly version
News :: Education
Wearing the Wrong Clothes Results in Death
28 May 2006
In certain regions of the world there exists people that use a singular religion to justify murder on a regular basis.
BAGHDAD — An Iraqi tennis coach and two of his players were fatally shot last week in Baghdad because they were wearing shorts, authorities said yesterday, reporting the latest in a series of recent attacks attributed to Islamic extremists. ...

In the Baghdad incident, gunmen stopped a car carrying the Sunni Arab coach and two Shi’ite players, asked them to step out and then shot them, said Manham Kubba, secretary-general of the Iraqi Tennis Union.

Extremists had distributed leaflets warning people in the mostly Sunni neighborhoods of Saidiyah and Ghazaliyah not to wear shorts, police said.

“Wearing shorts by youth are prohibited because it violates the principles of Islamic religion when showing forbidden parts of the body. Also women should wear the veil,” the leaflets said.

Wearing shorts “violates the principles of Islamic religion” — but murdering athletes apparently doesn’t.

This work is in the public domain
Add a quick comment
Your name Your email


Text Format
Anti-spam Enter the following number into the box:
To add more detailed comments, or to upload files, see the full comment form.


Re: Wearing the Wrong Clothes Results in Death
28 May 2006
After the coalition forces destoryed all social odred in iraq, the nut cases come out of the wood work. There were quite a few nutjobs raping and killing after Katrina destoryed social order along the coast too. But some Muslims being totaly cracked up doesn't give ZIonists a birthright of murderous theft of even 1 single rock in Palestine.

Sure, it is really easy for some people to try to villify entire races, nations religions, for the actions of a few. Some people feel the need to engrandize thenselves by tearing down others.
remember who killed Rabin?
29 May 2006
Yep, it was a young radical devout Jew. I mean, apparently trying to make peace as Rabin did is unacceptable to devout Jews, but murdering your prime minister is perfectly OK. Thanks for reminding us that religious lunatics come in all flavors, Chuck! The more you talk about how bad one set of Abrahamic followers is, the more we realize what a great healing gift religion is, and why the holy land is so holy, that is, full of holes. Why, look at how great religious states like Israel and Iran are! They practically carry the rest of the world in terms of morality, peace and love. That's it--I'm CONVERTING!!! Spread the love of Yaweh, the bestest god EVER!!!
Have I Read This Story Before
29 May 2006
Yes, I've read this story before. It's almost the same as when urban savages kill children over North Face Coats or good shoes.
Re: Wearing the Wrong Clothes Results in Death
29 May 2006
Which happens because the "urban savages" (You are a racist asshole), just like the rest of us, are brainwashed by the corporate media into believing that whoever dies with the most shit, wins.
It is an inherent failure of our addiction, as a society, to these bullshit materialistic ideals.
It's just stuff. Get over it.
Re: Wearing the Wrong Clothes Results in Death
29 May 2006
What racist about my comment? Interesting that you thought I was refering to one race? What race? People who go to high schools in cities generally do not kill other kids for their jackets. A sick few do. I think they are savages. What's race got to do with it liberal whiteboy?
Re: Wearing the Wrong Clothes Results in Death
30 May 2006
Liberal whiteboy??? Damn, you're quick on the draw. Too bad you're wrong.
It's an issue of semantics. The mental image conjured by the word "savage" is that of black people. Yes, I know my fucking history; and no, I did not get it from corporate-sponsored propaganda textbooks in the state's school system.
Re: Wearing the Wrong Clothes Results in Death
31 May 2006
Not Bemused, you need to examine your stereotypes. white kids fall for the North Face crap too. I agree it's all commerical ripoffs of kids who have better use of money. But i want to wipe out bullies of all background, regardless of race, ethinic background etc. It's tough enough for teenagers to grow up being pressured to conform to some commericial or brand. To get killed over it? I know the advertisers bear responsibility. But 99% of kids basically avoid serious trouble, so screw the ones who are so greedy they have to kill some poor sucker who has to wear the North Face. Don't assume I have anybody in mind other than young people under 21.