Beauty queen Katya Koren stoned to death by Muslims for being in pageant


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Beauty queen Katya Koren stoned to death by Muslims for being in pageant

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 11:21 AM

Katya Koren, 19, was stoned to death by three Muslim men because she participated in a beauty contest, officials say.
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Katya Koren, 19, was stoned to death by three Muslim men because she participated in a beauty contest, officials say.

A would-be teen beauty queen was stoned to death after her participation in a Ukranian pageant reportedly infuriated local Muslim youths.

Katya Koren, 19, was targeted by three fellow teens who said her seventh-place finish in the beauty contest was a violation of Muslim laws, according to British newspaper reports.

One of the suspects, identified as 16-year-old Bihal Gaziev, told authorities that he had no regrets about the stoning because the dark-haired Koren "violated the laws of Sharia."

The teen's battered body was found buried in the forest near her village in the Crimea section of the Ukraine. She had disappeared a week earlier.

Koren, described by friends as a stylish dresser, finished seventh in the beauty pageant. The British newspapers said the girl, just like her attackers, was a Muslim.

Stoning became a major international issue last year when an Iranian woman was sentenced to die by the barbaric method after her conviction for adultery.

The woman had killed her abusive, drug-addicted husband - and was sentenced to serve 10 years for the killing. The adultery charge carried the death penalty.

But the woman's life was spared after an international appeal for mercy, including a request from the Vatican for clemency.

lmcshane@nydailynews.com

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Tags: Islam, Muslims, beauty, fundamentilism, genocide, murder, pageant, stoning

Comment by Sassan K. on May 31, 2011 at 7:40pm
I am shocked with no words to say. What is this world coming to? In Ukraine? A European nation now? wow..
Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on May 31, 2011 at 8:21pm
Stoning a pregnant chick, huh?
So Muslims aren't going to be weighing into the abortion debate anytime soon, huh?
Comment by Sassan K. on May 31, 2011 at 8:27pm
Where does it state she was pregnant?
Comment by Caesar MacEntire on May 31, 2011 at 8:41pm

Pageant, not pregnant.  I made the mistake when I read the title.  :P

 

Comment by Sassan K. on May 31, 2011 at 8:49pm
It's k. Irregardless; how disgusting huh? Especially now happening in a European and secular country..
Comment by Emmy Ellison on May 31, 2011 at 9:02pm
It happend in a secular country, yes. But it happened because of the ridiculous beliefs of religion. It doesn't matter where it was. It shouldn't have happened.

Islam is peaceful though, right? Ha!
Comment by Sassan K. on May 31, 2011 at 9:20pm

That's my point. Islam is spreading its fundamental evil to the west....I never thought I would read a stoning in a secular/democratic country the way it has happened in this so very sad situation. :(

I agree all religion is evil but can someone really realistically claim that Christianity and Islam are on-par with each other for how "evil" they are? I find that argument naive, a lie, and ignorant.

Comment by Emmy Ellison on May 31, 2011 at 9:24pm
Who said christianity and islam are equal? They are both full of negativity but at least christians don't make a habit of stoning people.
Comment by Maurice D. Randle on May 31, 2011 at 9:46pm
This is insane. How anyone can still hold on to archaic, ancient beliefs in the 21st century is seriously beyond me. This is immoral, preposterous, and downright despicable! Religion needs to end - ASAP!
Comment by Sassan K. on May 31, 2011 at 9:49pm
Emmy: not you. Some people (on this board) claim as such.

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