Muzzammil Hassan, founder and chief executive officer of Bridges TV which he launched in 2004 in Buffalo, New York, amid hopes that it would help portray Muslims in a more positive light... beheaded his wife at the TV station. (Buffalo News, hat tip nancz at It's Curtains for You).
Hassan is charged with second degree murder.
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.
Police identified the victim as Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37. Detectives have charged her husband, Muzzammil Hassan, 44, with second-degree murder.
"He came to the police station at 6:20 p.m. [Thursday] and told us that she was dead," Orchard Park Police Chief Andrew Benz said late this morning.
Muzzammil Hassan told police that his wife was at his business, Bridges TV, on Thorn Avenue in the village. Officers went to that location and discovered her body. (Buffalo News)
Atlas Shrugs asks "Where is the wall to wall television coverage like you get with Natalee Holloway and Callee Anthony, Jesse Davis? ..... Because the vulture media has already submitted to Islam and the women who experience the worst abuse at the hands of shariah are on their own. Rule of law has been trampled and discarded for multi-garbagism. These were moderate Muslims, right?"
Other than local news, MSNBC and Reuters seem to be the only national news outlets at this point to report the bare facts of the case. I know why the MSM is not reporting this American beheading, they are either afraid of offending the Muslims or they have gone so far up the dhimmi trail they don't see it as newsworthy.
Dr. Phyllis Chesler addresses the subject this way: Free Speech, Real Jews, Under Jihadic Siege in England, India, America, and Canada.
Jihad is fully upon the West, both by stealth and by more and more open displays of Islamic aggression, hatred, and violence. Free speech (which includes truth-telling and the right to self-defense), is under the most profound siege. The United Nations has long been lost, Europe, (at least England, Holland, and possibly France), have rapidly become dhimmi states. North America is–and has been–in the cross-hairs of jihadic desire.
The recent demonstrations, ostensibly about Gaza, turned into dangerous hatefests all across the country. University campuses have become increasingly dangerous for Jewish and other pro-Israel or anti-fascist, pro-democracy students. Just the other day in Toronto, a student wearing a kippah set off a huge riot among the highly Palestinianized student body which even the Toronto police could not put down.[snip]
In these times, it is crucial to stand up and speak the truth. I applaud Rachel Ehrenfeld’s bold and brilliant stand on behalf of free speech for American authors; Daniel Pipes’s creation of a Defense Fund for those who are legally threatened because they have told the truth and in so doing, have criticized Islam; and David Horowitz’s recent appeal on behalf of Joe Kaufman.
I challenge all the many True Believers in the First Amendment to stand up and be counted now. Tomorrow may be too late. (read it all here)
Think Geert Wilders who simply made a short film using quotes from the Koran and now the UK won't let him into their country. Freedom of speech still exists in the United States -- USE IT.
If this had been a white Christian man who beheaded his wife, you can bet your house that the MSM would be all over it.