Hassan is accused of killing his 37-year-old wife Aasiya Hassan inside the offices of Bridges TV, the Muslim-oriented television station the couple founded to counter negative images of Muslims after the Sept. 11 attacks.I can only speak for myself, but I get all warm and fuzzy thinking about this couple working to counter these awful negative images of bloodthirsty, violent Muslims. Of course the (alleged) beheading of the man's wife kinda puts a damper on the warm fuzzies.
"She was very much aware of the potential ramification her filing for divorce might have," said attorney Elizabeth DiPirro, whose law firm, Hogan Willig, represented Aasiya Hassan in divorce proceedings. "But she wanted to proceed despite the potential for it to erupt."Here is a seemingly "westernized" couple, who start a TV station to "counter negative images of Muslims". There's trouble in the marriage, including (allegedly) physical abuse on the part of the husband, violence, "cruel and inhuman treatment" which results in the wife filing for divorce. The abused wife is then beheaded. The sad truth is that the story is not shocking in the least, daughters killed or beaten, wives beheaded, we've heard this all before; they're little "rituals" by which they resolve their day-to-day interpersonal problems. What may be shocking and horrific to us is "not so much" to many Muslims.
DiPirro said the couple had "physical confrontations off and on" for their entire eight-year marriage that had escalated to death threats. The grounds for divorce were "cruel and inhuman treatment," DiPirro said, referring to multiple prior incidents of abuse.
"We were worried about the situation becoming volatile," DiPirro said.
Just another day in the "Religion of Peace".