Muslim TV Founder Enters Not Guilty Plea In Wife Beheading Case

The founder of a Muslim-American television channel has pleaded not guilty to murder in the beheading of his wife.

Muzzammil Hassan is charged with second-degree murder for the Feb. 12 death of his wife, Aasiya, at the offices of Bridges TV in the Buffalo suburb of Orchard Park.

The 44-year-old businessman was arraigned Friday morning and ordered held without bail.

Aasiya was stabbed multiple times and decapitated. The president of the National Organization for Women's New York chapter has condemned her death as an honor killing -- a characterization local victim advocacy groups oppose.

The couple launched Bridges TV in 2004, saying they hoped to balance negative portrayals of Muslims.

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  • by AL Location: ENC on Mar 15, 2009 at 06:25 AM
    This is the very religion that O Bama was born into! He is taking ever notion to bend over and let these people come to AMERICA more! This is the most barbaric religion there is. Convert or die? This is not what our forefathers intended. This man needs to be put in prison the rest of his life if not executed. if his wife was cheating acted out of rule, then he should have divorced her! This is the American way. No one deserves to die for infidelity. Oh I forgot we are the infidels!
  • by Ank Location: Greenville on Mar 13, 2009 at 11:53 PM
    lol theists crack me up so much, i love this site so many hilarious comments. And the funniest part is that the theists arent even trying to be funny! They are actually being SERIOUS! BWAHAHAHAHAAHA.
  • by Karen Location: Jacksonville on Mar 13, 2009 at 01:02 PM
    I agree with Dwayne from Greenville 100%. If this person wants to live and enjoy America he should be bound by American laws. That "honor killing" excuse is not good in America or legal but with our legal system he just may beat the murder charge and go home with his hands slapped instead of cuffed. Wake up America and stop being easy on murderers and child killers!!!!!
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Mar 13, 2009 at 10:19 AM
    Oh, I see! It was suicide! LOL. Hey, worth a shot huh? Not like he is going anywhere, anytime, ever again. Lunatic!
  • by flip flop on Mar 13, 2009 at 09:25 AM
    I'm with you Dwayne in Greenville! I think you said it all....
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Mar 13, 2009 at 07:45 AM
    The ACLU wants "In God we trust" removed from our currency and our government buildings. Liberals wanted the Bible and creationism out of school. Now it appears this man is going to use his religion as an "honor killing"? In America it is called premeditated murder punishable by life in prison or death. Wake up America. May God have mercy on our great nation.

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