Saturday, February 14, 2009

Wife Beheaded in New York

Cross-posted from Digital Journal

A Prominent Orchard Park is man charged with second-degree murder in the beheading his wife. The particularly gruesome killing has received scant media attention since it was first reported yesterday.

The Buffalo News reported that Muzzammil Hassan, founder of Bridges TV, is charged with murder in the beheading of his wife, Aasiya Hassan, left, in Orchard Park.

According to The Buffalo News, Aasiya Hassan had recently filed for divorce from her husband, and she had an order of protection which removed Hassan from the home on “Friday the 6th [of February]."

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.

Ironically, Bridges TV was launched by Hassan in 2004 in Buffalo, New York, in an effort to portray Muslims in a more positive light.

Erie Country District Attorney has called this the “worst form of domestic violence possible.”

Because honor killings, such as beheadings, are still fairly uncommon in the United States, it is curious that the mainstream media has failed to adequately cover this story. MSNBC is the only major media to mention this story. MSNBC ran a scant report that only summarized The Buffalo News report.

Others sources writing about this story are two widely read blogs, Right Truth and Atlas Shrugs.

Atlas Shrugs asks:

We are throwing our women out like so much chattel. Where is the wall to wall television coverage like you get with Natalee Holloway and Callee Anthony, Jesse Davis? . . The intentional mainstream media obfuscation of honor killings and the act of beheading as both relate to Islamic fundamentalist practices & beliefs is anticipated, . . .

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for spreading the word.

    Debbie Hamilton
    Right Truth

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  2. She wasn't blond and blue eyed. Only blond and blue eyed victims get mentioned in the media. And only if their killers aren't black, Hispanic or Muslim.

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  3. Only in America - a Muslim man beheads his Muslim wife at their place of business and says he just walked in and found her - AND the police are investigating!

    Now we have beheading murderers running lose and the husband can't imagine who might have killed her.

    God bless this beautiful young woman.

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  4. And we get this news on Valentine's Day!

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  5. It's now Sunday morning and I just did a Google News search. There are only 37 articles covering this story. Out of those 37 links several are blogs and foreign news sources. Yesterday, a full 24 hours after the arrest, there were only 3 links to this story. If Americans want to remain a free people we need to be asking "Where is the mainstream media on this story??? Why have they refused to cover this story? Who are they afraid of offending?"

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  6. They treat the victim like an object rather than a human, just as her husband did. This is a spousal abuse case or just another Middle East issue for them.

    There is no attempt to humanize her so people identify with her as a victim. She is a murder victim just like Pressly in Little Rock and Caylee in Florida. We do not even have a picture of her without her covering. She is just some anonymous masked person, even in death.

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  7. .
    No matter how many beheadings, stonings, or terrorist attacks there are, we must never fear, resist or mock the precious and ever peaceful Islam. Who are we to say that raping 9 year-olds is immoral? Who are we to say that stoning gays and rape victims to death is evil?

    Who are we to say that killing hundreds of people every month in the name of Allah is the height of evil? That is just their culture and ideology and it MUST be respected. Morality is all relative, we must remember that.

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