Honor killings should get the death penalty but at least the judge imposed the maximum.
New York TV executive Muzzammil "Mo" Hassan sentenced to 25 years to life in his
wife's beheading.ABC News
Erie County Court Judge Thomas Franczyk sentenced Muzzammil "Mo" Hassan this
morning to the maximum sentence of 25 years to life for the brutal murder of his
wife, Aasiya, in the couple's Orchard Park television studio two years ago.
Moderate Muslim Moe Hassan gets 25-to-life for the honor beheading of his wife Aasiya. After repeatedly beating her for years (also sanctioned under Islamic law). And that means that the Buffalo-area Muslim community writ large ought to be on trial as well; they knew of the brutal violence Aasiya suffered and apparently kept silent. The Muslim community knew of Hassan's abuse.
But he was building bridges.
The week before, the victim had filed for divorce and obtained a court order of protection against Hassan.
Muzzammil “Mo” HASSAN was the founder and chief executive officer of Bridges TV, a Buffalo, NY-based Islamic television Network. He founded it in 2004 amid hopes that it would help portray Muslims in a more positive light.
Bridge builder, like Ra-oof.
Judge Franczyk sentenced Hassan to 25 years to life behind bars. The judge also granted an order of protection for Hassan's children, so Hassan must avoid all contact with them.
The prosecutor said his children are so afraid of him (rightly so), they asked for protection. She also noted that Hassan has written a number of letters, expressing regret, but still immediately denying responsibility and claiming victimhood.Before the sentencing, there Hassan requested a new attorney be allowed to represent him for the sentencing and in the future. Due to delays that would cause to the sentencing, the judge denied the request.Both sides made brief comments before the judge spoke and sentenced Hassan....