In Buffalo, NY there is a television station run by Muslims with the stated purpose of countering Muslim stereotypes. I can respect that, but the General Manager, Muzzammil Hassan, just could not resist his inner stereotype. Apparently, police had repeatedly responded to domestic violence reports at Hassan’s residence. Hassan’s wife, Aasiya Hassan, filed for divorce on February 6. As far as I understand, in Islam a wife cannot do this, wives have no rights and especially in the marriage. But the Hassans did not live in an Islamic nation.
Ten days later on February 16th, Hassan reported his wife dead and took police to her now headless body. Muzzammil Hassan is now charged with murder. Apparently, Mr. Hassan, was so enraged with his wife that he did something completely unexpected in Islamic culture, he beheaded her.
My point is not that Muslims routinely behead those they dislike or that they murder their wives. My point is that Hassan was employed to dispel Muslim stereotypes but in the end he served to reinforce a very basic stereotype. Muslims behead people. Well, they do. Muzzammil Hassan proved it.