Buffalo Man Starts TV Network to Show Muslims in a Positive Light Beheads Wife in Honor Killing – National Media Mum
Posted by iusbvision on February 15, 2009
UPDATE – Local news coverage:
Daniel Pipes reports:
(Hat Tip to Michelle Malkin)
Aasiya Z. and Muzzammil S. Hassan in happier times.
Today comes news from Orchard Park, near Buffalo, New York, of Hassan’s arrest on second-degree murder charges for having beheaded his wife, Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37. Aasiya (known professionally as Aasiya Zubair) had recently filed for divorce and won an order of protection forcing him out of their shared house; it appears that Hassan attempted to create a murder scene for police that would allay suspicion of himself, but failed in this.
Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III offered his view that “Obviously, this is the worst form of domestic violence possible.”
Comments: (1) No, this is not at all obviously about domestic violence. It is obviously about a totalitarian ideology in our midst that authorities like district attorneys refuse to open their eyes to. Phyllis Chesler establishes this point beyond a doubt in a forthcoming Middle East Quarterly article, “Are Honor Killings Simply Domestic Violence?” Spring 2009, pp. 61-69.
(2) According to news account from 2004, it was Aasiya’s concerns about raising Muslim children in the United States that inspired Muzzammil to develop Bridges TV.
(3) I predict that this atrocity brings Bridges TV’s short and ignominious career to an even faster and ignominious end.
Feb. 14, 2009 update: Today’s Buffalo News brings more details:
- When Muzzammil Hassan reached the Orchard Park Police headquarters at 6:20 p. m. on February 12, he announced that his wife was dead at the Bridges TV station, where officers proceeded to go and find her body. They then closed off Bridges TV’s offices as a crime scene.
- The police have not yet located the murder weapon.
- Corey Hogan, whose law firm had represented Aasiya Hassan in the couple’s divorce proceeding, noted that “There had been problems before — there had been prior incidents of physical abuse” and that discussions were underway about arrangements for the couple’s two children, ages 4 and 6, as well as for Muzzammil’s two older children from a previous marriage, ages 17 and 18.