New York man found guilty of murder in wife's beheading
Muzzammil Hassan was convicted Monday in the 2009 beheading death of his wife, Aasiya Hassan.
February 7th, 2011
05:06 PM ET

New York man found guilty of murder in wife's beheading

A New York jury on Monday found Muzzammil "Mo" Hassan guilty of second-degree murder for the 2009 beheading of his wife.

His legal adviser, Jeremy Schwartz, said that Hassan, who made closing arguments on his own behalf, may appeal the verdict.

Hassan, who founded a TV network aimed at countering Muslim stereotypes, went to a police station in February 2009 in the Buffalo, New York, suburb of Orchard Park and told officers his wife was dead, police have said. Aasiya Hassan had been decapitated.

The jury deliberated for an hour before delivering the verdict.

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  1. hfjkhsd


    February 7, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Raza Khan

    As a Muslim, I am ashamed – why was he found guility on ONLY second-degree murder? Why not first degree murder? Sentencing will not fit the crime!

    As a Muslim, I am ashamed – we need more Muslims scholars to condemn such action. I do not care if he started Bridges TV or not. I have the highest regards for that TV show – I will give you that. However, as a person, he should be behind bars for the rest of his life!!!

    February 7, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • sanjosemike

      Raza Khan, he did it because Hadith told him to.

      February 7, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. die


    February 7, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. IslamIsTheEnemy

    This is a terrible crime carried out by a terrible man whose religion tells him this is okay if his wife behaved in a way that was dishonorable. I agree it evokes a great deal of shame when a woman disrespects man, more so than vice versa as being respected and honorable are two traits men really need to be happy and confident where as women are better satisfied by love and nurture. I will also agree our country particularly in matters of interpersonal affairs allows women too much power – a man loses everything not only if he is unfaithful, but often loses everything he has when his wife is unfaithful. However, once we adapt an ideology that tolerates bloodshed entering our homes, everything is off the table. I agree women have an unfair bargain, but no matter how disrespected or hurt you are, physical harm is never a fair response to emotional harm. It is too large an ideological jump, and we must throw the book at him.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. NewRome

    rolling on the floor, with my head off.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Terri

      What a stupid comment.

      February 7, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. sarah

    He brings the richness of his culture, and this is how we thank him by throwing him in jail. I am ashamed to be an American.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • niffit

      ...and I am ashamed that you ARE an American.

      February 7, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • vmaxnc

      That makes two of us. I'm ashamed you're an American as well.

      February 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Chuck Steak

    And we should respect Islam as a culture/religion...why?!

    February 7, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • George

      No, you don't. This is America and you don't have to respect anything that you don't want to respect.

      February 7, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |

      duh.. if you dont they'll chop your head off..

      February 7, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. George

    A lot of Muzzies posting on this one. Look, you guys, chill. We all know what you are like.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |

    Wow, this is an ironic twist!

    February 7, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. sanjosemike

    RUFFNUTT: Please continue posting. I need some really good laughs today. sanjosemike

    February 7, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |

    look i learned way before even nine-eleven that muslims were evil,, how did i know? cause whenever i delivered pizza to them they never tiped...ever!! even if you gave them extra bread stix or red-peppers and was there fast..

    February 7, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • sanjosemike

      Ruffnutt, the reason why they Muslims didn't tip you when you delivered pizza to them is because the pizza was not Halal. Next time, deliver a pizza with Krill, and you'll get a good tip. But you'll have to drive with the smell of the roasted krill in your delivery truck.

      February 7, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sara JoneS

    I doubt if any of this is even true. Its just the media again tryin to scare off americans frm "the bogeyman "again. And ignorant americans feed off this junk

    February 7, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • UUMMMM

      An you read not only do ignorant americans read this, but stupid people with stupid comments also read this!

      February 7, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • niffit


      February 7, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heretic

      The story is very true. I can attest 100% as I had seen the photos.
      However, although irony is there, it's the posts found on here that prove the overall stupidity of Americans. Islam is not the enemy...every religion is crazy and the writings contained within the Bible are no different. Get your facts right people. Case in point, Indonesia is a large country. It also happens to contain the largest Muslim population in the world. Yet, the overall intentional homicides are less in that country than in the US, UK, and even Canada.

      February 7, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |

    thats why whenever i got a supreme with -pork -peperoni.. i'd always slip a little pork in the pizza...

    February 7, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • sanjosemike

      Ruffnutt, was that with "extra-virgin olive oil?" Sorry, I had to do that. You opened the door. sanjosemike

      February 7, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |

      most the time it was veggie-lovers with jalapenos and add beef (( plus bonus pork chunk ))

      February 7, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mikey B

    This method is way more effective than a swift slap in the mouth.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. dike

    Why are Muslims so much into beheading... uneducated butchers or educated Muslims same thing...... From the picture you would never expect this person capable of such horrible act... Who knows with the reporting of CNN like there is no head for this report.. did he commit the crime? why did he? its a half ass story.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
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