Teenage Muslim girl stoned to death for beauty contest in Ukraine; Egyptian behaving badly abroad
Beauty contests are frowned upon in the Muslim community: death for teen contestant in Ukraine shows the extreme reaction.
Two stories from the Arab and wider Muslim world: Islam doesn't need any more negative propoganda post-Bin Laden, and Egypt could do with less stories of sexual harrassment.
A 19-year-old Muslim girl was stoned to death under 'Sharia law' after taking part in a beauty contest in Ukraine.
Katya Koren was found dead in a village in the Crimea region near her home. Her body was buried in a forest and was found a week after she disappeared, the Daily Mail reports.
Koren's friends said she liked wearing fashionable clothes and had come seventh in a beauty contest.
Police investigations revealed that three Muslim youths killed her claiming her death was justified under Islam,
One of the three named as 16-year-old Bihal Gaziev is under arrest and told police Koren had 'violated the laws of Sharia'.
Now, Egyptian businessman arrested for sex assault of hotel maid at Pierre Hotel
An Egyptian businessman, staying at the Pierre Hotel in New York, has been arrested on allegations he sexually abused a hotel maid.
Mahmoud Abdel-Salam Omar, 74, is accused of locking and sexually abusing a 44-year-old hotel employee inside his hotel room.
According to police, he grabbed her breasts, forcibly kissed her and began rubbing up against her, the Daily News reports.
He had called for room service requesting tissues.
Omar was arrested Monday and charged with sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment, forcible touching and harassment, officials said.