Frightening Irony

Feb 13, 2009

Orchard Park police are investigating a particularly gruesome killing, the beheading of a woman, after her husband -- an influential member of the local Muslim community -- reported her death to police Thursday.
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Detectives have charged her husband, Muzzammil Hassan, 44, with second-degree murder.
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Muzzammil Hassan [the husband] is the founder and chief executive officer of Bridges TV, which he launched in 2004, amid hopes that it would help portray Muslims in a more positive light.

Source: The Buffalo News

Some thoughts:

1) Portraying Muslims in a positive light! Really? Are you sure about that?

2) Mr. Hassan is being charged with 2nd-degree murder. Second degree - meaning NOT premeditated, NOT planned, and NOT a crime of passion. Folks, she had a restraining order against him (whatever that is worth). 2nd degree this was NOT.

3) The catch-phrase of the TV station is "Connecting People Through Understanding." Words to live by.

1 Response to "Frightening Irony"

Leah Says:

What he did is called an 'honor killing.'
In Muslim society, it is perfectly legal to kill a wife, daughter, mother, etc. for dishonoring the man.

Kinda puts a new light on women's lib movement, doesn't it?