Prominent Buffalo New York Muslim Who Founded Islamic TV Network Bridges (It's slogan is "connecting people through understanding.") Charged With Beheading His Wife
Cop; "The worst that I've seen."
Man arrested in wife’s beheading
Authorities say suspect is founder of cable TV network for Muslims
msnbc.com and NBC News
updated 8:44 p.m. ET, Fri., Feb. 13, 2009
BUFFALO, N.Y. - A suburban Buffalo man who founded a cable TV station to promote better understanding of Muslims in the U.S. has been arrested on charges he beheaded his wife.
Orchard Park police arrested Muzzammil Hassan, 44, on Thursday for investigation of second-degree murder, The Buffalo News reported.
Police identified the victim as Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37. Her body was found at his business, Bridges TV.
Hassan is the founder and chief executive officer of Bridges TV, which he launched in 2004 amid hopes that it would help portray Muslims in a more positive light. Its slogan was "connecting people through understanding."
According to authorities, Aasiya Hassan recently filed for divorce and had a protection order against her husband, the Buffalo News reported.
'Network targets Muslim Americans'
"Obviously, this is the worst form of domestic violence possible," Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III said Friday.
Tags: bridges, muslim, cable, channel, muzzammil, aasiya, hassan, honor, killing, beheading
Location: Buffalo, New York, United States (load item map)
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