The trials of two "honor killers" are under way in America. The horrific murders of wives, daughters, moms, sisters should be a capital crime in America. It is the worst and ultimate punishment of Islamic gender apartheid, and something we see on the rise in the West. As Muslim populations grow in the West, the status of women diminishes.
Two "honor killers" went on trial this week. Moderate beheader and bridge builder to the West, Muzzammil Hassan, was granted the right yesterday to act as his own attorney. That should make for some interesting blog posts. Hassan's attorney, Jeremy Schwartz, told the judge that he met with his client on Friday and they had an impasse and "irreconcilable differences and opinions" that go to the heart of the defense.
Aasiya hassan Hassan, a prominent Buffalo area Muslim businessman, founded the BridgesTV network to improve the image of Muslims in the U.S. He is standing trial in the decapitation of his estranged wife, Aasiya Zubair Hassan, in February 2009. He beheaded her at his company’s office in Orchard Park, N.Y. The 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."