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. BunnyFooFoo

    Clearly the jury were hate-filled Islamophobes. Instead of seeking to understand Mr Hassan's rich and vibrant religious background and celebrate the diversity of his fascinating contribution to our multicultural landscape, they could not look beyond their racist Anglo-centric preconceptions and allowed the culture of fear to sway their actions.

    We can only hope that such irrational hatemongering does not compromise the integrity of our boundlessly tolerant society and prevent others like Mr Hassan from freely expressing their beautiful religion in the future!

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

      I sincerely hope this is sarcasm.

      February 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • dike

      you mean it is OK for him to take a life because of what he has contributed????? you too must be a Muslim...

      February 9, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. I'm Da King

    They were easy on this evil muslim infidel !!! Keep an eye out for all muslims!!

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

    Where did it indictate that Islam had anything to do with it? Just because he's Muslim, that means he did for Islam and no other reason?

    I guess that means each time a Christian kills someone, it's because Jesus told them to.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Moi

      Sometimes it is

      February 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. raven

    Cant think of a comment right off the toppa my head.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Aziz and Harriet

    if it happened in Saudi Arabia, the woman's head would have been found guilty.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • sanjosemike

      Aziz, in Islam, women aged 8 and above are all guilty...of being female...and eligible for marriage...

      February 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      And what's wrong with this picture "women aged 8"??????????????

      February 7, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. cityslicker

    How can you decapitate your wife and be found guilty of SECOND degree murder? And this turd wants another trial!

    February 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    what a festival of idiots u guys are? and ruffnutt, u are bein an a** again! maybe more muslim women should get in touch with lorana bobbit, if any of u idiots dont remember she beheaded her hubby but he lived so u gotta know what head she lopped off!

    February 7, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      problem is they dont get a chance.. they stone there women to death and kill them all the time over there in the middle east.. i dont think they even have any rights..

      the bobbit thing might work if you could get a few hundred women over there to do it all the same night and really strike some fear into the guys over there..

      February 7, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Track Dog

      Yup...someone should have explained it a little better to him when his friends told him he should get some head from his wife.

      February 7, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      good one chrissy

      February 7, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Kilovolt

    His life's work was to put a stop to Muslim sterotypes and so he wanted everyone to know that beheading your high-minded wife isn't just for the radical extremist. Even the most progressive Muslim can feel comfortable putting her in her place.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ramon F Herrera

    I blame Sarah Palin.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. IslamIsTheEnemy

    I'm sure that the Muslims will blame the Jews and Israel. After all this is Islam's defense to everything. If we accept God does not exist/intervene then by sheer #'s (1.5 billion who share an enmity with roughly 12 million), then Islam is bound to exterminate the Jews sometime in the future. What will their excuse be then? The Christians? Islam is like a broken record – it's Israel's fault. What does that have to do with beheading the wife in the name of Islam? The response is why does Israel fight terror in Gaza. Islam is like a never ending Pinky and the Brain episode. "What are we going to do tomorrow night, Brain?" "The same thing we do every night. Try to take over the world!"

    February 7, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Track Dog

    He said "there is more than one way to give me head!"

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

    Religion is so incredibly stupid, Islam being one of the top ones. But for the anti-Muslim crowd out there, I wonder how many women die to spousal abuse by Christian white trash every year?

    February 7, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ramon F Herrera

    Is this anything like Lorena Bobbitt??

    February 7, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. mike

    My thoughts and prayers are with her family. I'm very sorry for your loss. May Aasiya rest in peace. Who cares what religion her husband is. He's an animal. Lock him up and throw the key away.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • splasher6

      "Who cares what religion her husband is?" He did it because of his religion

      February 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. splasher6

    Here is the culture that the liberals and Hollywood want us all to embrace! Don't forget to be tolerant!

    February 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
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