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Buffalo Man Who Launched Network to Show Muslims in Positive Light Arrested for Beheading His Wife
Editor and Publisher ^ | 2/13/09 | Greg Mitchell

Posted on 02/13/2009 11:48:29 AM PST by LdSentinal

NEW YORK A prominent Buffalo area businessman who founded the BridgesTV network to improve the image of Muslims in the U.S. has been arrested and charged with murdering his estranged wife – by beheading hear at his company’s office on Thursday.

Police have charged the husband, Muzzammil Hassan, 44, with second-degree murder in death of Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37.

In its logo, BridgesTV boasts of “connecting people through understanding” via its dish network. Its Web site quotes comments on the company by Jay Leno, Brian Williams and others, plus a screen shot of a CNBC interview with Hassan conducted by Maria Bartiromo.

The site also shows a picture of Hassan with his slain wife, described as playing “an instrumental role in the creation of Bridges TV since she came up with the idea for the network.”

NPR's "All Things Considered" profile the Hassans in 2004. The segment opened, "A new cable network for Muslim-Americans is up and running in Detroit. Bridges TV says it wants to inform and entertain Muslims and, at the same time, give viewers who aren't Muslims a glimpse into their culture....

"Mo Hassan was traveling from Buffalo to Detroit a few weeks after the September 11th terrorist attacks when his wife came up with the idea for the new network. They were in the car listening to the radio when they heard some derogatory remarks about Muslims."

Programs include kids shows, "American Muslim Teen Talk," Amy Goodman's "Democracy Now" and an interview show with James Zogby. Its new program "brings you balanced coverage from around the world. News you can trust."

The alleged killer is called “Mo S. Hassan” at the web site. He is CEO of the company after stints as a sales rep at Proctor & Gamble and as a banker in Buffalo. He got his MBA at the University of Rochester. The bio concludes: “Mr. Hassan brings to Bridges TV vision, persistence, data-based decision making and financial discipline.”

Police says the wife had an order of protection from the man. A murder weapon has not yet been recovered.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: beheading; bridgestv; ghoul; hassan; islam; islamonazism; misogynist; muslim; muslimamericans; muzzammil; nowmia; religionofpeace; rop; tm; trop; tv; wot
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1 posted on 02/13/2009 11:48:30 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

second-degree murder ?????????????


2 posted on 02/13/2009 11:50:04 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: LdSentinal

You can’t make this stuff up!


3 posted on 02/13/2009 11:50:13 AM PST by Deo volente (High Noon, January 20, 2009: Our long national nightmare begins.)
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To: LdSentinal
Police says the wife had an order of protection from the man

How's THAT piece of paper treat'n you?

4 posted on 02/13/2009 11:50:27 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: LdSentinal

What irony.


5 posted on 02/13/2009 11:50:54 AM PST by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: LdSentinal

Eek. Poor woman.


6 posted on 02/13/2009 11:50:56 AM PST by Claud
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To: LdSentinal

I bet none of those cited here mention him, or his laughable organization, again.


7 posted on 02/13/2009 11:51:05 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: LdSentinal

Religion of peace alert.


8 posted on 02/13/2009 11:51:18 AM PST by icwhatudo
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To: CougarGA7; Constitution Day; martin_fierro

Bet ya’ never saw this coming ping.


9 posted on 02/13/2009 11:51:18 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: LdSentinal

BridgesTV boasts of “connecting people through understanding”

And also “disconnecting people from their heads through the neck”


10 posted on 02/13/2009 11:52:18 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: LdSentinal
One hesitates to make light of a situation in which a woman brutally lost her life, but this is too much.

Islam, religion of peace?

11 posted on 02/13/2009 11:52:18 AM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: LdSentinal

Sounds like a SNL skit.


12 posted on 02/13/2009 11:52:27 AM PST by coon2000
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To: LdSentinal

Well THAT ought to improve the image of “main-stream” Muslims.


13 posted on 02/13/2009 11:52:53 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: LdSentinal

Racist police have prevented this man from following his religion.

Call the ACLU!


14 posted on 02/13/2009 11:52:53 AM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; CougarGA7; martin_fierro
I'm shocked. Shocked!


15 posted on 02/13/2009 11:53:23 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: LdSentinal
Man Who Launched TV Network to Show Muslims in Positive Light Arrested for Beheading His Wife

"It's all a big misunderstanding."

16 posted on 02/13/2009 11:53:23 AM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: LdSentinal

17 posted on 02/13/2009 11:53:49 AM PST by r9etb
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To: LdSentinal
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18 posted on 02/13/2009 11:54:17 AM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: LdSentinal
Oh... THAT's RICH!

The "Religion" of "Peace" strikes again.

19 posted on 02/13/2009 11:55:15 AM PST by DocH (Keep your powder dry and keep it in the black, fellow freedom-loving Patriots)
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To: LdSentinal
What is it with Buffalo?

They also had those Lackawanna terrorists.

Are they the new Muslim HQ (after Detroit)?

20 posted on 02/13/2009 11:55:17 AM PST by what's up
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To: Puppage
How's THAT piece of paper treat'n you?

About as effective as those Gun Free zone signs.

21 posted on 02/13/2009 11:55:37 AM PST by Malsua
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To: LdSentinal

Well, that is a slight improvement in understanding, I guess.


22 posted on 02/13/2009 11:55:40 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Puppage

That ‘n a .357, maybe...

Colonel, USAFR


23 posted on 02/13/2009 11:57:02 AM PST by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: LdSentinal

Can we call it a violent cult that’s incompatible with Western Civilization yet?


24 posted on 02/13/2009 11:57:02 AM PST by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: LdSentinal

I shouldn’t be laughing, but I almost fell on the floor at this.


25 posted on 02/13/2009 11:57:12 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: LdSentinal

There goes the reruns!!!!!


26 posted on 02/13/2009 11:58:01 AM PST by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: LdSentinal
BridgesTV boasts of “connecting people through understanding”

Should be, "Disconnecting HEADS through savage, uncontrollable impulses guided by our SO-CALLED 'Religion'".

27 posted on 02/13/2009 11:58:30 AM PST by DocH (Keep your powder dry and keep it in the black, fellow freedom-loving Patriots)
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To: LdSentinal

2nd degree? Are you kidding? Did she fall on the knife?


28 posted on 02/13/2009 11:58:46 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Tennessee Nana

Yeah, I want to know how they got 2nd degree, too.

I guess that they can’t prove premediation.


29 posted on 02/13/2009 11:59:25 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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Scrappleface ain’t got nothing on the ROP...


30 posted on 02/13/2009 11:59:39 AM PST by eureka! (Dear Lord: Some epiphanies for some of the 'rats now in charge, particularly BO? Please...)
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To: Big_Monkey

Beheading? “Not that there’s anything wrong with that...”

The left tolerates this crap because the fight a common enemy. Christianity.

And they fight for a common “father” - the father of lies.


31 posted on 02/13/2009 12:01:06 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: LdSentinal
Bridges TV says it wants to inform and entertain Muslims and, at the same time, give viewers who aren't Muslims a glimpse into their culture....

No thanks. I've seen enough muslim "culture".

32 posted on 02/13/2009 12:01:33 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: laweeks

I think 2nd degree means that he it wasn’t pre-meditated.

Like, they got in an argument and he beheaded her by accident.


33 posted on 02/13/2009 12:02:03 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: LdSentinal
Police says the wife had an order of protection from the man.

Don't bring paper to a beheading, when a handgun could be SO much more effective.

34 posted on 02/13/2009 12:02:10 PM PST by DocH (Keep your powder dry and keep it in the black, fellow freedom-loving Patriots)
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To: LdSentinal

This reminds me of the feng shui master who went amok and killed his entire family.


35 posted on 02/13/2009 12:02:15 PM PST by DBrow
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To: MeanWestTexan

She had an order of protection...

That means someone in the court system believed she was in danger...

Here in TN both husband and wife have to appear in court for the judge to hand down a OOP...

BTW if she had one, why was she at his office ???


36 posted on 02/13/2009 12:02:43 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Claud

Some people learn about Islam too late.


37 posted on 02/13/2009 12:04:01 PM PST by tessalu
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To: LdSentinal

Makes as much sense as passing a bill called a stimulus package.


38 posted on 02/13/2009 12:04:05 PM PST by listenhillary (Rahm Emmanuel slip - A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.)
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To: LdSentinal

I think that what a lot of us have a hard time understanding is that this guy KNOWS he didn’t do anything wrong.


39 posted on 02/13/2009 12:04:55 PM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: LdSentinal
For a variety of reasons, I can't bring myself to feel sympathy for this woman.

Mo Hassan was traveling from Buffalo to Detroit a few weeks after the September 11th terrorist attacks when his wife came up with the idea for the new network.

This was one of the most despicable consequences of 9/11: Muslims using an atrocity committed by their "brothers" as an opportunity to recruit converts. Shameless.

40 posted on 02/13/2009 12:04:57 PM PST by denydenydeny (People in dictatorships long for truth while pampered, decadent people in the West long for myth.)
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To: DBrow
This reminds me of the feng shui master who went amok and killed his entire family.

Atleast he'd know where to hide the bodies!

41 posted on 02/13/2009 12:05:11 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: MrB

Yeah maybe he was just cleaning his ax and it went off...

through the air and landed accidently wedged in her neck...

Ya gotta be careful...

Ax control laws coming right up...


42 posted on 02/13/2009 12:05:32 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: DBrow

I wonder if he thought the feng shui was better after he got done?


43 posted on 02/13/2009 12:06:11 PM PST by listenhillary (Rahm Emmanuel slip - A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.)
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To: LdSentinal

Now you’d think those TV purveyors of tawdry crime trash on PrimeTimeTV like Susteren and Grace and others would highlight this as a prime indicator of the violence against women in the Islami community. But, NOOOOOO!

I remember this ballyhooed channel launch.


44 posted on 02/13/2009 12:06:42 PM PST by swarthyguy ("We may be crazy in Pakistan, but not completely out of our minds," ISI Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha)
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To: MrB

“I think 2nd degree means that he it wasn’t pre-meditated. Like, they got in an argument and he beheaded her by accident.

Oh, I see. So, somewhere between knocking her to the ground, holding her on the floor, reaching for the knife, pulling her hair back so her neck was exposed, then pulling her head back, and beginning to slit her throat, there was no premeditation. Gotcha’! Makes sense to me. Maybe her neck fell UP against the knife too . . . then it would be suicide.


45 posted on 02/13/2009 12:06:55 PM PST by laweeks
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To: LdSentinal; All
"Man Who Launched TV Network to Show Muslims in Positive Light Arrested for Beheading His Wife"


46 posted on 02/13/2009 12:07:38 PM PST by musicman (Until I see a REAL C.O.L.B. BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Atleast he'd know where to hide the bodies!

LMAO!!!

47 posted on 02/13/2009 12:08:26 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: MrB

“. . . he beheaded her by accident.”

Ayup; happens all the time.

/yes, humor/


48 posted on 02/13/2009 12:08:42 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bridges TV says it wants to .....give viewers who aren’t Muslims a glimpse into their culture....
__________________________________________

Well the viewers cant complain of false advertising...


49 posted on 02/13/2009 12:08:49 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: LdSentinal

I can hardly wait to see this story it headlined in the MSM.

/sarcasm


50 posted on 02/13/2009 12:08:49 PM PST by Mojave (Barack Obama is a joke)
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