Founder of Network Promoting Positive Muslim Image Arrested — For Beheading Wife

Founder of Network Promoting Positive Muslim Image Arrested — For Beheading Wife

The Muslim founder of BridgesTV, a cable network whose slogan is “connecting people through understanding” and which tried to “improve the image of Muslims in the United States,” was arrested on Thursday, for allegedly killing his estranged wife in a manner normally associated with Islamist terrorists — chopping off her head.

Greg Mitchell, editor of Editor & Publisher, reported on Friday that Muzzammil Hassan, “a prominent Buffalo area businessman who founded the BridgesTV network to improve the image of Muslims in the U.S.,” had been charged with second-degree murder in the beheading death of his wife Aasiya Z. Hassan. Mitchell quoted from the network’s website, which described Mrs. Hassan’s “instrumental role in the creation of BridgesTV since she came up with the idea for the network.” The picture of the couple is still up on the website.

Story Continues Below Ad ↓

Later in his article, Mitchell noted that programs on the network “include kids shows, ‘American Muslim Teen Talk,’ Amy Goodman’s ‘Democracy Now’ and an interview show with James Zogby” (a Muslim network aired a left-wing anti-war program?). He also mentioned that NPR’s All Things Considered program had profiled the Hassans in 2004.

BridgesTV might have had the aim of trying to improve the image of Muslims, but over two years ago, Steve Stalinsky of MEMRI outlined in the now-defunct New York Sun that the network featured Wahhabi anti-Christian and anti-Jewish sermons from Saudi TV broadcasts, including English subtitles. Stalinsky also noted that Donald Conover, one of the main hosts on the network, discussed “the power of the ‘J.. lobby’” and urged Muslims to vote for Democrats during an interview with a Saudi newspaper in 2006.

You might say some of the network’s past actions, culminating with this latest news, has done nothing to improve the image of Muslims in the U.S., but has only reenforced the strongest imagery about the most publicized sectors of the Islamic world.

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

5 Responses to “Founder of Network Promoting Positive Muslim Image Arrested — For Beheading Wife”

  1. Achievexcel Says:

    This is very most challenging; in fact challenge is not the word; it is very difficult to express or what to say, really this is one of the very difficult moments of our lifetime to have this happening

    I just don’t have any words to say since I am truly at a loss of words completely. I sincerely hope my perspective is understood for why I am unable to express any words

    I am overcome by profound sadness and experience grief and lament with a sense of extreme sorrow

    Sometimes, I wonder where is Humanity heading? How could this ever happen? How could these things ever happen?

    All our sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with the Family and Children of Aasiya Zubair

    May God give them the strength to face this challenging time with courage; Peace

    With extreme sadness and distress;

    Vashi

  2. Tatsapaugh Says:

    nice and informative post….keep up the good work and please be sure to inform me of updates!

  3. Tipler Says:

    hi,

    love to read more about your article, there’s so much good stuff in here. hope you update more article. thx Jakarta Tourism Guide

  4. Scaccia Says:

    Digging this site,Just signed up for your rss feed. Looks like a cool place to hangout! Mafia Wars must have’s… Don’t want to miss this.

  5. Fraction Says:

    Good. Thanks.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: