Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Shame-OUT: US Muslim 'allegedly' Beheads Wife IN USA

This goes down for an "'omg', I can't believe you are going to get away with murder" award.

Founder of TV network aimed at countering Muslim stereotypes accused of beheading wife in NY

Muzzammil "Mo" Hassan is accused of beheading his wife last week, days after she filed for divorce.

Hassan and his {NOW DECEASED wife} lived in Orchard Park — a well-off Buffalo suburb — and started Bridges TV there in 2004 with the aim of developing understanding between North America and the Middle East and South Asia. The network, available across the U.S. and Canada, was believed to be the first English-language cable station aimed at the rapidly growing Muslim demographic.

Paul Moskal, who worked for the FBI in Buffalo became friendly with the husband, when he was interviewed would on Bridges TV in shows that were intended to improve understanding between Muslim-Americans and law enforcement.

"His personal life kind of betrayed what he tried to portray publicly," Moskal said.

Orchard Park Police Chief Andrew Benz said police had responded to domestic incidents involving the couple, most recently Feb. 6, the day the hysband was served with the divorce papers and an order of protection.
Six days later, Hassan went to a police station and told officers his wife was dead at the TV studio.
"We found her laying in the hallway outside the TV studio, his wife's head was near her body." the Police Chief said.

The New York president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), Marcia Pappas, condemned prosecutors for referring to the death as an apparent case of domestic violence.

"This was, apparently, a terroristic version of 'honor killing,'" a statement from NOW said.
Nadia Shahram, who teaches family law and Islam at the University at Buffalo Law School, explained honor killing as a practice still accepted among fanatical Muslim men who feel betrayed by their wives.

"If a woman breaks the law which the husband or father has placed for the wife or daughter, honor killing has been justified," said Shahram, who was a regular panelist on a law show produced by Bridges TV. "It happens all the time. It's been practiced in countries such as Pakistan and in India."

NO it doesn't happen in the US of A, and NO it isn't appropriate HERE OR THERE...
Nancy Sanders, the TV station's news director for 2 1/2 years, remembers him asking her to move her feet during her job interview so he would not see her legs. She was wearing a skirt and stockings.
Sanders, who left the TV network a year ago, said co-workers traded stories about Hassan's apparent violent streak, including one which had him running his wife's car off the road while the couple's two young children were inside. Aasiya herself never spoke of it, she said. "I just do not feel it was an honor killing," Sanders added. "I think it was domestic abuse that got out of control."

I leave it for you to decide.

What would YOU do?

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