Tuesday, February 17, 2009

This is tolerance

Muzzammil Hassan, the founder of Muslim TV channel Bridges TV, has been charged with second degree murder, after his estranged wife was found beheaded in the network's offices.

CNN reports that Hassan has confessed to the murder. Aasiya Z. Hassan had filed for divorce last month, citing multiple incidents of abuse which had escalated into death threats. The couple had been married 8 years and had two children, ages 4 and 6.

Hassan founded Bridges TV in 2004 to counter anti-Islam stereotypes. "Every day on television we are barraged by stories of a 'Muslim extremist, militant, terrorist, or insurgent,'" Hassan said in the 2004 release. "But the stories that are missing are the countless stories of Muslim tolerance, progress, diversity, service and excellence that Bridges TV hopes to tell."

The irony runs deep.

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