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. Frank P

    Did he wipe up the bloody mess with pita bread? I bet that made him falafel (feel awful)...sorry, I couldn't resist.

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

      that's about about 85% dark humor...

      February 7, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. obomination

    You can't blame the guy. It's just bred into muslims.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Somewhere in FL

    On his appeal, he'll say that an American did it because Muslims are so stereotyped.

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

    Pay attention to this case. If the Muslim Brotherhood comes out of the woodwork, which they are doing, this will not be an isolated case. There is absolutely nothing moderate about the Muslim Brotherhood, do not be deceived. Albaradei is a lying piece of dog stuff. He is the worst person in the world for Egypt. Mark my words. You are all so naive. it is not paranoid you will see. Obama says he is Christian and at the prayer breakfast talked about calling on the Lord etc etc. I have never ever heard him once say Jesus Christ or he calls on Christ or he was saved. Like most Christians who became Christian. Christians dont say I went to a Christian church for 20 years. They say I was born again, or I was saved 20 years ago, or I became a Christian 20 years ago. Pay attention to his words

    February 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Catie

      I am not saying Obama is a Muslim. I am not saying he is not a Christian. I just dont feel it in his voice or mannerisms. But, it just seems odd that I've never heard him say Jesus Christ, dont you? And I dont care if he is not a Christian. I just dont want a President to lie about it.

      February 7, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jacks

      Because he probably knows that there should be a separation between church and state and he's right to do that. He has to represent everyone he serves, not just the religion he practices.

      February 7, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • dike

      Jesus... what are you talking about. should beat the bajesus out of you... jeeees guys chill out, I am no christian,,,,

      February 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. LB

    You jokesters are very funny. I'm sure you'd find it equally funny if one of YOUR loved ones was beheaded and people were making jokes.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Track Dog

      Its nothing to lose your head over!

      February 7, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dan

    agree someonelse... I don't think Christians do beheadings though.... they do like molesting little children though!! LMFAO

    February 7, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |

    What did they do with her head?

    February 7, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Catie

    Frank P. Not all Muslims are extremists. Dont be like that. There are many many kind and moderate Muslims. But there are those who are fundamentalists, and those are the ones that women, especially Muslim women need to fear.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • sanjosemike

      Catie, those kind and wonderful Muslims will lie to you. They will tell you whatever you need to hear. When they are (alone) together, they will all say the same thing: "The US and Israel must be destroyed."

      Hadith (the commentaries on Quran) tells them they must do and say anything to propogate Islam. Don't be fooled. At the party or barbecue you will hear what they want you to hear. sanjosemike

      February 7, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. sanjosemike

    Question: Does he still get his 72 virgins if he kills his wife? An honest question. What if the virgins are only 6 years old? That (might) guarantee that they're virgins....or does it? Does heaven run out of virgins? What about the used ones?

    Now you know what keeps me up all night.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jimbo

    I guess he wanted more "head" from his wife.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. nDiamond

    Get this from typing Muzzammil Hassan in Wikipedia:

    Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization of Women, stated:

    Although the crime was quickly decried by Muslim groups, many talk shows and blogs used the horror of Muzzammil's act to indict an entire community - in a way that they would never have accused the entire Christian religion because a Methodist man murdered his estranged wife in a horrible way. Three weeks ago, a Chinese graduate student at Virginia Tech cut off a female friend's head with a knife. Not a single news outlet referred to his religion.[20]

    February 7, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Catie

      Very good point

      February 7, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • sanjosemike

      nDiamond, he was probably a "closet" Muslim. sanjosemike

      February 7, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. KH

    And exactly which violent, extremist, crazya** Muslim stereotypes was this guy out to counter??

    February 7, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. turth b told

    Remember if you lose you head your behind goes with it...........

    February 7, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jomama

    No religion condones cutting your wife's head off. The anti-muslim comments are ignorant and ridiculous. The man is guilty of murder. His religion is irrelevant.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. god

    His kids needed a soccer ball.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
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