Scott Long

Scott Long served from 2004-2010 as founding director of Human Rights Watch's LGBT Rights Program. Presently a fellow at Harvard Law School, he blogs on human rights issues at www.paper-bird.net

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Massacre of Emos in Iraq Goes to Core of a Damaged Society
Hassan – it's not his real name – had a heavy metal band with two other twentysomethings. The raucous music represented rebellion, and in Iraq there was plenty to rebel against: occupation, poverty, patriarchal families – ample impetus to anger. The band made an album, but nobody would touch it; their songs and their look, people said, were satanic.
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