Shocka! NOW Decries ‘Honor Killing’

The National Organization for Women shocks us this morning, by actually noticing that the brutal beheading of Aasiya Zubair Hassan by her husband (the founder of Islamist channel Bridges TV) just might be an honor killing.

The gruesome death of Orchard Park resident Aasiya Zubair Hassan —�who was found decapitated — and the arrest of her estranged husband are drawing widespread attention, as speculation roils about the role that the couple’s religion may have played.

Muzzammil Hassan, 44, was arrested Thursday and charged with second- degree murder after telling police his wife was dead at the office of their television station in the Village of Orchard Park.

While Muslim leaders have urged against applying cultural stereotypes to the crime, advocates for women linked the killing to attitudes in Muslim societies.

“This was apparently a terroristic version of honor killing, a murder rooted in cultural notions about women’s subordination to men,” said Marcia Pappas, New York State president of the National Organization for Women. She decried the scant national media attention paid to the story, which broke the same day as the commuter plane crash that killed 50 people in Clarence.

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