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17th-Feb-2009 12:36 pm
Islam Is Da BOMB

Muzzammil Hassan has been charged
with murder in the death of his wife, Aasiya Hassan.
Founder of Islamic TV station accused of beheading wife

NEW YORK (CNN) -- The founder of an Islamic television station in upstate New York aimed at countering Muslim stereotypes has confessed to beheading his wife, authorities said.

Muzzammil Hassan was charged with second-degree murder after police found the decapitated body of his wife, Aasiya Hassan, at the Bridges TV station in the Buffalo suburb of Orchard Park, said Andrew Benz, Orchard Park's police chief.

Hassan was arrested Thursday.

His wife filed for divorce January 6, and police had responded to several domestic violence calls at the couple's home, Benz said.

Hassan went directly to the police station after his wife's death and confessed to killing her, Benz told CNN. Benz declined to give further details.

Attempts to reach an attorney for Hassan were unsuccessful, and his family didn't return calls from CNN.

He had two children, 4 and 6, with his wife. He had two other children, 17 and 18, from his previous marriage.

He launched Bridges TV, billed as the first English-language cable channel targeting Muslims inside the United States, in 2004. At the time, Hassan said he hoped the network would balance negative portrayals of Muslims following the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The station's staff is "deeply shocked and saddened by the murder of Aasiya Hassan and the subsequent arrest of Muzzammil Hassan," a statement from Bridges TV said.

"Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to the families of the victim," the statement said.
Well, let's consider what she did that pissed him off. A.) He started a TV station to balance negative portrayals of Muslims in the US. B.) HE CUT OFF HER FUCKING HEAD. I suspect that her crime was this: she didn't agree with him for one reason or another. Or more likely, she had an opinion of her own.

Once again, religion poisons everything. Not faith in a higher being, mind you, but religion. I hope her last words to him were "YOU HYPOCRITICAL MOTHERFUCKER!"
17th-Feb-2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
Sick. Just plain sick.
18th-Feb-2009 03:28 am (UTC)
17th-Feb-2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
What a fucking arsehole!

Saw his head off with a fucking spoon!
17th-Feb-2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
How is that second degree murder?
17th-Feb-2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
New York's homicide degrees, per the NY State Penal Code:

First Degree Murder: Murder involving special circumstances, such as murder of a police officer, judge, fireman or witness to a crime; multiple murders; and torture or especially heinous murders. Note that a "regular" premeditated murder, absent such special circumstances, is not a first-degree murder; murders by poison or "lying in wait" are not per se first-degree murders. First degree murder is pre-meditated.

In many other states, any pre-meditated murder is first-degree.
18th-Feb-2009 01:47 am (UTC)
Perhaps I'm a bit unclear as to just how "chopping someone's head off" doesn't qualify as "especially heinous".
17th-Feb-2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
Bloody fucking hypocritical bastard!
18th-Feb-2009 03:28 am (UTC)
I know, right?
18th-Feb-2009 11:18 am (UTC)
17th-Feb-2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
There you are!!! I was wondering what happened to you! *squishes* miss you!
17th-Feb-2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
I've spent most of my online time elsewhere, particularly Facebook - but I'm still around!
17th-Feb-2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
If this man hadn't established a religious tv station or was not muslim, would you still automatically be pointing the finger at religion as teh evil here? If the guy did behead his wife, obviously he's screwed up. That doesn't necessarily equate that religion or islam is the convenient culprit. One might read patriarchy, cultural oppression of women etc into it but in the end the guy, if he did do it, is screwed in the head.
When I read your post I was reminded of anti-gay commentators vile comments when a person who is LGBT is involved in a murder of their partner or other person - "teh gays are all lying, cheating murderers". It just doesn't compute.
Don't mean to be argumentative but that last paragraph just really got to me.
18th-Feb-2009 03:27 am (UTC)
Well, it's all about proper context here. Taking into consideration the penchant for Muslims in the predominantly Arab countries to behead people and their legitimization of so called 'honor killings', and given that this man was both Pakistani and Muslim who beheaded his wife, I'm surmising that his religious bent plays a major role here.

Perhaps he is insane, as one would almost certainly have to be in order to do such a thing, unless you take the context of religious fervor into account - which in my view is chosen insanity.
18th-Feb-2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
Some news sites are speculating along the same lines:


And the method would seem to lend credence to that speculation.

However, since nobody who's in a position to state for certain whether it was an honor killing or domestic violence that ended in murder (she had a restraining order out on her husband for previous violence) has done so yet, I'm waiting to hear more of the story come out.
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