Immoral Equivalence: Muslim Bridges TV Exec sez "Beheaded Wife of Network Founder "Has Given Her Life to Protect the Image of American Muslims"

“Beheading of Wife Poses Another Test for U.S. Muslims”

The torture never stops.

Self appointed spokesmen for the ummah are dumping steaming piles of taqiyya  (lies & obfuscation) on curious infidels, because they feel it is their religious duty to “protect and defend Islam” from scrutiny. 

* FOX is providing a soapbox to help poor misunderstood Muslims to explain that it was not an honor killing after all and that we got it all wrong

* Muslimahmediawatch goes into obfuscation overdrive, here

You knew it would only be a matter of time before the CAIR-types would try to spin this tragedy to their own advantage. These vultures never miss a chance to confuse the issue and try to preempt any honest debate about honor killings, mass Muslim immigration, and “stealth jihad”. Of course, the media and the cultural relativists will use their influence to make this story disappear down memory hole. Aasiya Hassan  didn’t give her life – it was taken away from her by her head-chopping, murderous hubby. Worst of all,  this woman contributed to her own death by continuing to whitewash Islam. 

“She has given her life to protect the image of American Muslims” says Faizan Haq, Muzzamil Hassan’s friend.

Great, she “protected the image of American Muslims”- Whatever. But Aasiya hasn’t given us infidels anything. In reality, she was more of a perp than a victim while she was alive. She was complicit in the jihad and in the spread of Islam.

Good riddance.

The Buffalo News:

A nationwide debate has begun among Muslim leaders and women’s advocates about what role religion and culture may have played in this awful killing.

That debate continues….

Robert Spencer isn’t buying any:

Really? All I see in the mainstream media are denials that religion had anything to do with this at all. Where is this debate?

Tim Blair adds a bit of sarcasm:

The beheading of Aasiya Hassan opens a window: 

“This is a horrible tragedy, but it gives us a window,” said Abdul-Ghafur, editor of the anthology “Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak.” “The next time a woman comes to her imam and says, ‘He hit me,’ the reply might not be, ‘Be patient, sister, is there something you did, sister? Is there something you can do?’ The chances are greater the imam will say, ‘This is unacceptable.” 

It’s a breakthough! 

Read the whole thing from Jihad Watch:

 

Bridges TV exec: Beheaded wife of network founder “has given her life to protect the image of American Muslims”

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Muzzammil Hassan founded Bridges TV in order to improve the image of American Muslims. He ended up beheading his wife in the Bridges TV offices. Now Faizan Haq says, bizarrely: “I think of Aasiya as a martyr. She has given her life to protect the image of American Muslims. And as an American Muslim community, we owe it to her not to let this happen again.”

The last sentence is true. But the only way Faizan Haq or anyone else can prevent it from happening again would be to confront the Islamic texts and teachings that foster the idea that women are the possessions of their husbands, that they can be beaten if they disobey (cf. Qur’an 4:34), and that honor killings are justified under certain circumstances.

“A history of abuse preceded Orchard Park beheading,” by Sandra Tan, Gene Warner and Fred O. Williams for the Buffalo News, February 22 

The lives of Muzzammil and Aasiya Hassan were quite different from their public image in the local Muslim and broadcast communities.In the public eye, they were a dynamic couple, building their — actually her — dream of a Muslim-lifestyle TV channel in the United States.

But police reports compiled for much of their marriage tell another story:

Their home life was a nightmare. Aasiya was repeatedly subjected to controlling and sometimes violent acts by her ambitious but troubled husband.

To protect herself, she went to the police in two states. Yet for years she stopped short of pressing charges — thus preserving Muzzammil’s reputation and the venture they built together.

On Feb. 6, she filed for divorce and obtained an order of protection, barring him from their home in Orchard Park. A week later, she lay dead in their television offices — stabbed and decapitated. Muzzammil was charged with her murder.

“I think of Aasiya as a martyr,” said Faizan Haq, a local professor who helped launch Bridges TV, the station in Orchard Park that the Hassans started in 2004. “She has given her life to protect the image of American Muslims. And as an American Muslim community, we owe it to her not to let this happen again.”

The Hassans were well-known to local police, both in Orchard Park and Texas, where Muzzammil has family. Police were called to their Orchard Park home more than a dozen times for domestic issues dating back 2z years. And in 2006, Aasiya told police that the abuse had been going on “for about the last six years.”

The abuse, according to police reports, ranged from restrictive control to outbursts of violence, including a black eye and fat lip.

At various times, Aasiya accused her husband of physically preventing her from calling the police, abandoning her vehicle in Clarence so she couldn’t flee and pouring water on her to keep her from sleeping.

A nationwide debate has begun among Muslim leaders and women’s advocates about what role religion and culture may have played in this awful killing.

That debate continues….

 

Really? All I see in the mainstream media are denials that religion had anything to do with this at all. Where is this debate?