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Net Surfers Tortured and Beheaded in Baghdad
Posted by camel_jockey on Saturday, June 30, 2007

Saturday, June 30, 2007
Net Surfers Tortured and Beheaded in Baghdad

The surf is definitely "not up" in Baghdad. All in the name of Allah. This from Afif Sarhan for Al Jazeera ;

The Iraqi Aid Association (IAA), a Baghdad-based non-governmental organisation working with displacement, children and youth issues, says dozens of Iraqis have been killed after using the internet to access erotic sites.

Ahmed said most of the killings or abductions happen directly after the victims leave the internet cafes.

"There are no places to go so young people are making friends via chatrooms which are now also being condemned by Islamic extremists."

Even chatrooms are off limits for consenting adults.

Ibraheem Abdel-Qahar is a university student who gave up meeting friends and going to restaurants because of the violence and lack of security in Baghdad.

Spending most of his free time alone, he turned to browsing the internet and soon began surfing online pornography. But that is a decision he now bitterly regrets.

Late in May, Abdel-Qahar was kidnapped after leaving an internet cafe. He was blindfolded and taken to a house he believes to be on the outskirts of the capital.

"Someone was sitting near me at the internet cafe and probably was an extremist spy. He saw when I was watching some erotic movies and when I left the place I was immediately taken in a car with three men," the 23-year-old engineering student said.

He recalled that he was beaten with an iron bar and belt and forced to drink chicken blood and his own urine.

"They told me to take off all my clothes and handcuffed me. They started to beat me and use cigarettes to burn my legs.

"I was desperate and was shouting asking why they were doing that with me and after three hours of continuous torture they told me that it was because I was watching non-Muslim sites on the internet," he said.

After enduring six days of torture, Abdel-Qahar says he was dropped near his house and warned that if he was found browsing internet pornography again he would be killed.

Allahu Akbar!! Whether or not pornography is a recommended recreational activity is irrelevant. The brutality of the religion inspired punishment is.

He was also advised to seek salvation in the local mosque.

Where he probably be taught the virtues of the religion of peace and then urged to bestow upon others the same blessings he received when he left the internet cafe on that fateful day.

Muhammad Obeidi, owner of a private internet service, which offers cable systems to central districts of the capital, said: "People pay to use the internet and whatever is present inside has to be offered to them."

"It is the responsibility of each family to look after their relatives and in what they are browsing into. Our job is just to offer a connection."

Family responsibility? Are you kidding me? Even in America that went out the window with the dawn of liberalism.

But armed fighters have not spared internet cafe owners.

In February, Fadhel Ibraheem and Youssef Ala'a, owners of an internet cafe in Baghdad's Palestine Street, were tortured and beheaded for reportedly allowing access to pornography sites.

Yehia Ala'a, Youssef's brother said: "It wasn't my brother's fault. He was just offering the computers and internet access for people to use. The people who search for the internet entertainment just want to have some distraction in the middle of this hell and hypocritical society."

Patience. It's only going to get worse.

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