The gruesome irony of a TV station founded in order to present a moderate and benign view of Islam, whose founder then beheaded his wife in the studios of the station in a horrific honor killing, is finally drawing to a close.
“Verizon drops Muslim cable channel A YEAR after owner beheaded his wife at TV studio,” from the Daily Mail, February 25 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A Muslim cable channel has been dropped by Verizon a year after the owner of the station was given life in prison for beheading his wife at their TV studio.
Bridges TV will go off air on March 14, almost a year to the day after the channel’s owner Muzzammil Hassan, 47, was jailed for the brutal murder of his wife Aasiya, who was also the station manager.
Mrs Hassan had told her abusive husband that she was leaving him in 2009 and asked for a divorce.
Six days later he lured her to their office in Buffalo, New York where he stabbed her 40 times and hacked off her head with two hunting knives.
The couple had two children Danyal, nine and seven-year-old Rania.
Hassan, a former banker, was convicted of second-degree murder in 2011 for stabbing and beheading his 37-year-old wife. He received the maximum sentence of 25 years to life in jail.
The Verizon network claimed that dropping the channel was unrelated to the brutal murder, putting the decision down to low viewership figures.
Samantha Azzar, news anchor at Bridges TV told wgrz.com: ‘Without Verizon, we will cease to exist.
‘There will be no voice for local Muslim Americans to cover stories that are important to them.’…
Yeah, sure. Aside from all the TV networks and all the mainstream media print and Internet outlets, you poor lambs have no one who will push your agenda.