Crime

Muslim Teen Stoned to Death for Being in Beauty Pageant

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A Muslim teenager in the Ukraine was stoned to death for appearing in a beauty pageant -- her "punishment" for apparently violating the laws of Islam.

According to a report in the New York Daily News, it was fellow teenagers, not Muslims elders, who were outraged over 19-year-old Katya Koren's appearance in the pageant.

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British newspaper reports say three teenagers targeted Katya after she finished in seventh place in the pageant. One of the suspects, identified as 16-year-old Bihal Gaziev, told police that he had no regrets about the stoning because Katya "violated the laws of Sharia."

Katya was missing for a week before her body was found over the weekend buried in the forest near her village.

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