Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ironic Story of the Year

Muzzammil Hassan, founder of Bridges TV, a project to promote a positive image of Islam, cut off his wife's head in their place of business.

This happened two years ago in Western New York state. In the United States of America. He was convicted this past Monday.

This item should be given an award for Most Ironic Story to Get No Press Coverage. The newspapers that did cover it at the time danced around the whole "Islam and cutting heads off" thing.  Mark Steyn gave us this newspaper clipping in his insightful treatment of this case:
An upstate TV exec who set up a channel promoting Muslims as peace-loving people was stressed about his failing business in the days before he allegedly chopped off his estranged wife's head, a friend of the couple said today.
C'mon guys, it's happened to all of us... Bad day at work, you slam your pickup door too hard and bust the glass out of the side window...

The dog gets in your path to the front door and you give ol' Beauregard a boot. You're not purposely trying to hurt anyone or be mean. You're just upset about your financial situation, and there's your wife in the kitchen...

You're in a bad mood, you lose it and accidentally chop her head off. It could happen to anybody, nothing newsworthy! Nothing to see here, move along...


Always On Watch said...

I fail to understand why Hassan was convicted on 2nd degree murder charges instead of 1st degree murder charges.

Divine Theatre said...

The guy is a mentally unhinged jackass. I think that's really all there is to it.
After she filed for divorce he lured her into the office claiming he would not be there, he attacked her and desecrated her body.
Still, the irony did not escape me either.

Divine Theatre said...

Always, second degree murder is tool that Prosecutors use to up their conviction rates. As such, Prosecution will often offer a guaranteed lesser sentence for a guaranteed conviction.
The guy went through myriad lawyers, he was bound to learn something!

Silverfiddle said...

Maybe the sentence was Sharia-compliant. We are talking about New York.

Anonymous said...

I get it; he was a battered spouse and this was a case of self-defense. By the way, soft-soaping what is actually happening in this country could be the reason why there is a dramatic up-surge in “honor killings.” In America, victims have no rights —otherwise his punishment would be the removal of his head at a public execution.

Fredd said...

Muslims can say anything that is false or misleading to us infidels, and as long as it promotes sharia, it is OK according to the Koran.

When will be get this through our heads?

amanofwonder said...

Hope the sentence is life in the prison head. I'm sure hASSan will find the anger motivated ones there, just want a piece of his loving one.

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

When , oh when we will see a return of the death penalty?

As to the finding of 2nd degree murder I am sure that it being a jury's or judges' decision it is a way of placating both sides; islamofacists who find nothing wrong here and on the fence Americans who see justice served.

Not knowing all the facts of the proceedings my guess is the prosecution was doing the same in only offering 2nd degree murder.

Ah the slippery slope,,,,,

Jersey McJones said...

Oh c'mon. You guys are getting ridicuous! The guy lost it and murdered his wife. Religion had nothing whatsoever to do with it. The man was known to be not very religious, and had a long history of domestic violence. Jesus. Give it a rest. This kind of stuff happens all the time, Muslims, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, they all do it. Screwballs come in every religious flavor.


Sam Huntington said...

Yes, I was reading just the other day how Christian men routinely cut off the heads of their wives, stone their daughters, and castrate their sons in order to assert their time-honored authority as a dad. But I disagree with Jersey on this one point: his behavior was very religious —in fact, ultraorthodox.

Pamela Zydel said...

That's why I don't leave knives lying around, afraid I'll slip and cut off someone's head --this "change of life" can be a real killer...I mean doozie.

Silverfiddle said...

Sam and Pamela:

Thank you for chiming in. I was laughting at Dhimmi McJones' comment, but then I dang near split a gut reading your comments...

I always love it when someone employs the old "Hey! Everybody does it!" defense.

Lisa said...

Jersey domestic violence towards women in the Muslim religion is not
uncommon be it sisters,wives and daughters.
But none o them are as crazy as Pat Robertson right?

Trekkie4Ever said...

Great minds think alike I posted this as well.

WomanHonorThyself said...

good grief Silver ..true true..poor guy..could happen to anyone right...UGH! hang in there my friend~!:)

Finntann said...

Well, there I was, juggling chainsaws in the living room and it just slipped, honest.

Uh yeah... the M.O is just a coincidence right?

Divine Theatre said...

He has nothing on William S. Borroughs!

amanofwonder said...

For the guy in the butt ugly hat.


I refuse to give it a rest. If we do, more and more woman will only end up resting in peace because of a religion that hates peace.

Anonymous said...

Religion had nothing whatsoever to do with it.

Now if this isn’t among the most uneducated comments I have ever read —even from a leftist. Religion is one of the most important factors of culture; religious foundation determines how we identify with others in our group; it explains common attitudes, values, and behaviors. If a male child is taught through religious instruction that a woman is less than a man, has limited rights, and is always subject to the demands of the male species, then of course we can expect a grown man to behave in exactly that culturally acceptable manner.

This man’s behavior had everything to do with religion. Stop deceiving yourselves, leftists. If you persist in granting miscreants do-overs, our entire society will slide into the sea. Well, I suppose that's what you people want ...

Pamela Zydel said...

Mustang said: ...our entire society will slide into the sea.

He could've saved on the clean up if he'd just drowned her.

Oh, my, I'm really bad.

Jersey McJones said...

Lisa and Mustang,

Right around the same time as this murder, a Chinese kid, right here in the states, commited almost the exact same crime. When I think back over the years at all the horrific domestic murders here in the states, the hypocrisy just astounds me that you guys can make such a demagoguery out if this.


Silverfiddle said...

@ Mustang: If you persist in granting miscreants do-overs, our entire society will slide into the sea. Well, I suppose that's what you people want ...

It's already happening

Silverfiddle said...

Jersey: One is an accident, a few is an interesting phenomenon, but we have a trend here, with mullas advocating this ultimate human rights abuse. It is amusing to hear self-described "liberals" defend this.

Silverfiddle said...

Did I say amusing? I meant to say disgusting.

No wonder classical liberalism is almost dead in this country, crushed by "liberal" political correctness and we-say-so nanny statism.

Keep goosestepping, Jersey. You'll make a good dhimmi.

~Leslie said...

Let's address the fact that the man ran a television station solely to promote a positive image of Islam... Islam is a religion.

The wife was leaving him. In his religion this is one of the worst dishonors to a man. Now, being a person who studies forensics, criminal behavior, and criminology, their are many motives behind murder. We might ask, which religion sets the consistent model for beheadings? Oh yes, that would Islam...

As for the news glossing over the story, sadly, they do whatever they can to protect the religion of Islam... We are supposed to be tolerant of any and all behavior from moslems because, well they are just so misunderstood. It is terribly disgusting.

Finntann said...

What? Chinese can't be Muslim?

Islam was brought to China in 618 by
Sa'ad ibn abi Waqqas.

65 Million Muslims in China from the following cultural groups: Hui, Uyghur, Kazakh, Dongxiang, Kyrgyz, Sala, Tajik, Uzbek, Bonan, and Tatar.

Divided up amongst the following sects: Sunni, Shia, Sufi, Gedimu, Yihewani, Jahriyya, Khuffiya, Qadariyya, Kubrawiyya.

And don't say he was a Christian because he was the janitor at a church, that no more makes him Christian than working at Walmart made him a Walton.

Curiously, there is a lot of conjecture and little confirmation regarding the religious background of Vince Weiguang Li.

Of course, nothing explains the cannibalism... I think.

Celebrate Diversity!

MathewK said...

Crazy isn't it, the only religion that has honor killings on a yearly basis and a long history of child-rape and barbarity is simply given a free pass and ignored.

That's liberals for you, stupid and dishonest.

"Religion had nothing whatsoever to do with it."

Hey-hey, the leftard finally gets one right, bravo, yes islam is not a religion, it's a death cult founded by a Jew-hating, child-raping war monger.

But alas...

"This kind of stuff happens all the time, Muslims, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, they all do it."

The return to stupidity follows quickly.

Jersey McJones said...

Silver! What are you talking about? Religion was never associated with this murder! It was a crime of passion!

What evidence do you have that this guy was motivated by Islam???


Silverfiddle said...

You are impervious to reason Jersey, which explains why you are a Dhimmicrat.

The man is from Pakistan, they cut heads off there and kill wives for wanting a divorce.

Honor killings are encourages in islamic society.

Islam is not just a religion, it is a political system and a way of life. The man founded a tv station to promote islam. He was swimming in Islam.

You now want us to believe that this one act was completely divorced from Islam?

Jersey McJones said...

Silver, have you actually read about the facts of the case???

Jesus man!


Silverfiddle said...

OK, let me get this straight, Jersey.

Christians teach that to harm or murder is a sin, but any time someone kills an abortion doctor, it is the Catholic Church's fault.

Californians vote down gay marriage, it is the Mormon Church's fault, because free speech, in the progressive mind, does not include religious speech.

A crazy pot smoker shoots up a congresswoman's town hall meeting and it's the fault of gun owners and the rightwing tea party.

But when a practitioner of a religioun that enshrines honor killings and beheadings cuts his wife's head off, you insist he was just having a bad day.

Liberal logic folks, on display!

Lisa said...

Any freedom loving person would denounce the practices of Islam against women and be totally horrified by what they do to them but amazingly enough the left continuously ignores it and for the life of me I still don't know what their motivation is in doing so.
Even liberal women are silent about it. Tell me that is not a mental disease.

Divine Theatre said...

Text message conversation between Muzzammil Hassan (M) and Aasiya Hassan (A) in the half-hour leading up to her death. [...]
One minute later, M to A: “Sorry for hurting you [symbols].”
Two minutes later, A to M: “I am sorry too.”
5:34 p.m., M to A: “I have returned in all sincerity, honesty and humility.”
Less than one minute later, M to A: “I cannot carry on without you and the family.”
5:38 p.m., M to A: “I have not done anything to hurt you since Sunday, since I saw my mistake.”
Few minutes later, M to A: “You are important to me and worth changing for.”
5:42 p.m. (last message), M to A: “I am a good man, Aasiya. A good and decent man. Please don’t punish me so hard. God like forgiveness.”
5:55 p.m. — Aasiya enters the Bridges TV studio and is killed.
He stabs her 40 times and beheads her with a machete.

I still think he was one f*cked up human being but there is no denying it was premeditated unless the machete was a studio prop.
Further, she went to the studio under the belief he was not there. He attacked her when she walked in the door.
How do these ritual beheadings normally take place? Just for comparison value, ya' know?

Silverfiddle said...

Go watch this Jersey:


Who made that muslim dad slit his daughter's throat 28 times? Santa Clause?

Wake up.

amanofwonder said...

It's called the circle of life,


Once jersey stuck hiz head up the ass he is, he'z always gunna go in circles not seeing the holes for what they truely are.

So much for linear thinkin, but you are on the straight line of thinkun.

Always On Watch said...

We read about Christians beheading those of other faiths every day in the news. Yeah, right.