Anglican Samizdat

March 5, 2010

In saner times this headline would have been comical…..

Filed under: Islam — David Jenkins @ 7:45 pm

Religion not a factor in wife beheading, judge rules.

Considering a Muslim did the beheading, it isn’t humorous – merely credulity stretching.

From the NY Post:

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The founder of an Islam-oriented television station who is accused of beheading his wife is due in a Buffalo courtroom for proceedings in advance of his murder trial.

Muzzammil “Mo” Hassan is tentatively scheduled to stand trial later this month for the death of his wife, Aasiyah Hassan, last year.

Pretrial motions are scheduled for Friday.

Hassan’s attorney plans a defense that includes claims that Hassan was abused by his wife and emotionally out of control. But prosecutors are fighting the use of a psychiatric defense.

The Pakistan-born Hassans started Bridges TV in 2004, in part to dispel negative Muslim stereotypes.

Muzzammil Hassan was served divorce papers shortly before his wife’s slaying.

The worry here is, if Hassan is found guilty and it turns out – perish the thought – that it does have something to do with the Religion of Peace, there could be a terrible backlash against Muslims: someone might even say something rude.


Create a free website or blog at

%d bloggers like this: