Beauty queen Katya Koren stoned to death by Muslims for being in pageant
BY LARRY MCSHANE
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
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.
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.
how to live–how do you know what rules to follow without following some sort of divine book/logic?
The mere fact that human beings believe they need someone to give them laws to follow tells the human being that they are too stupid to figure out what is right and what is not. As long as human beings resort to this type of leadership over their lives, they will continue to be irresponsible because that law is not written in the book, or because they knew the law and decided to break it. The law exists beyond any book or doctrine that any other human being can write, or re-write. the Universal Law is in every one’s soul, it is the law of responsibility, compassion, love and do unto others, etc. Having laws is an mental crutch giving someone license to ignore common sense, an economic trap, causing governments to fine, tax, torture and imprison, and a spiritual trap, separating human beings from their higher power and higher knowledge. Imagine how quickly governments, religious institutions and penal systems would go bankrupt if human beings took responsibility for themselves. If human beings evolved beyond the consciousness of needing some higher authority to dictate to them right/wrong and then punish them (sometimes brutally) when they transgress? Imagine the Change that would create in a world on its way to destruction because its inhabitants do not think for themselves, do not allow themselves to connect to Divine Consciousness and do not see themselves in every living thing. When people hurt one another, it is out of fear and separation. They are so separated from one another, the other becomes the point of contention and fear, and then comes the attack on that which they fear. Wars, torture, destruction, hatred, etc will continue on this planet till the end of times, as long as people fail to see themselves in the eyes of others.
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