Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New York TV executive found guilty for wife's beheading

After a three week trial and one hour of deliberations, a New York jury found Muzzammil "Mo" Hassan guilty of second-degree murder for beheading his wife Aasiya Hassan.

The husband, Muzzammil Hassan, had launched a network called Bridges TV back in 2004 and was dubbed the first English-speaking cable channel targeting Muslims inside the United States. At the time, Muzzammil said he hoped the network would balance negative portrayals of Muslims following the attacks of September 11, 2001. Muzzammil was the chief executive officer of Bridges TV, and his wife Aasiya was the general manager.

According to prosecutors, Aasiya Hassan had filed for divorce less than a week before she died.

Isn't it ironic that this man Muzzammil "Mo" Hassan who founded a TV network aimed at countering Muslim stereotypes in fact perpetuated negative Muslim stereotypes. In fact, he helped changed it for the worse. This is America and there are laws here that do not tolerate killing a spouse because of being embarrassed about a divorce. It was a shameful act on his part.

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