A Buffalo, NY man who started a TV network to show Muslims in a positive light, beheaded his wife who provided the inspiration for the network, according to police.
Muzzammil Hassan, 44, is charged with 2nd degree murder in the brutal beheading of his wife Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37. The murder took place on Thursday (2/12) in the Orchard Park office of their company, Bridges TV.
The NPR (National Public Radio) profiled the Hassans in 2004. They talked about starting “A new cable network for Muslim-Americans” after 9/11 to “inform and entertain Muslims and, at the same time, give viewers who aren’t Muslims a glimpse into” their culture.
They described traveling from Buffalo to Detroit a few weeks after the September 11th terrorist attacks, and came up with the idea for the new network after hearing some “derogatory remarks about Muslims” on the car radio.
The couple separated last year and police say the victim had an order of protection against her estranged husband.
The murder weapon was not recovered.