Huummmm, Man beheads wife. Yeah, not really a headline you hear every day but it happened! Domestic violence is certainly out of control. According to CNN Muzzammil Hassan beheaded his wife, Aasiya Hassan. Read the story HERE.
Aasiya Zubair Hassan age 37, wife of Muslim television executive and founder of Bridges TV, Muzzammil Hassan, age 44 was found beheaded in the Buffalo NY television studio were her husband worked. Mr. Hassan is in the Erie County holding center, with no bail set and no attorney on record as of yet. Aasiya had filed for a divorce last month from her husband. According to various reports the eight year marriage has been filled with physical confrontations. The couple has two children ages 4 and 6 years old and Mr. Hassan has a 17 and 18 year old from a previous marriage. Aasiya was working toward her MBA degree and would have graduated on March 6th.
Aasiya Hassan had obtained an order of protection from her estranged husband, but that obviously did not help her in this instance. The Hassans, both Muslims from Pakistan felt that Muslims were not being portrayed in a positive way which was the inspiration behind the television station, which is being reported as being Aasiya’s idea. In 2004, when the station was started Mr Hassan said,
“Every day on television we are barraged by stories of a ‘Muslim extremist, militant, terrorist, or insurgent,'” Hassan said in the 2004 release. “But the stories that are missing are the countless stories of Muslim tolerance, progress, diversity, service and excellence that Bridges TV hopes to tell.”