One would think that the United States in the 21st century is immune to phenomena such as honor killings — but that, as it turns out, is just not the case (as Reuters reports):

The founder of a U.S. Muslim television network has been arrested and charged with murdering his wife by beheading her, the network’s Web site and local media reported.

Muzzammil Hassan, founder and CEO of Buffalo, N.Y.-based Bridges TV which launched in 2004 with a mission to show Muslims in a more positive light, was charged after reporting the death of his wife, Aasiya Hassan, 37, on Thursday night.

After Hassan, 44, told police his wife was at the Bridges TV offices, in the village of Orchard Park, they found her body there, beheaded, The Buffalo News reported.

Hassan, notably, is originally from Pakistan, that hotbed of Islamic fundamentalism which recently capitulated to the Taliban and will be making the barbaric shari’a law legal. An added irony here is that Hassan had founded his TV network as a way of making Islam look good to Americans. Too bad he managed to live down to everyone’s expectations.

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