February 17, 2009

Is the flag of Shariah already waving over the US?

When the hard part of what you are trying to do or to understand or to investigate is in the many small details, you can say, along with the old saying, “the devil is in the details.” So, it may happen that an apparently minor news might turned out to be much less insignificant than anyone thought.

Take, for instance, the case of the beheading of a woman whose husband, Muzzammil Hassan, an influential member of the local Muslim community of Orchard Park (a town south of Buffalo, New York), has been charged with second-degree murder after he himself reported her death to police Thursday. Hassan is the founder and chief executive officer of a broadcasting station, Bridges TV, aimed to help portray Muslims in a more positive light.

What would be interesting to know is why this Muslim leader, should he be found guilty, chose beheading as a means to murder his wife. Furthermore, what do Qur’an and Hadith say about beheading enemies? And which relation is there between honor killings, beheadings, and Shariah law? Of course, finding the answers to these questions would help us understand whether or not the flag of Shariah is already waving over the US. Will the mainstream media investigate all of this, or will political correctness trump investigative journalism? (Thanks: ACT! for America)


  1. rob, sadly enough, the answer to your question is obvious. The mainstream media will always treat political correctness and their own political agenda above an honest and forthright look at something like this. The rest of us, however, should pay attention. We don't want to end up on our knees like Britain.

  2. Tom, I wonder if the Obama Administration will be up to the task of dealing with the challenge before us. Let's cross our fingers ...

  3. Hi Rob,

    I think it's possible to read too much into this one case. There are obviously cultural reasons why a Muslim might choose beheading as a method for murdering his wife, but quite honestly it wouldn't have been any better if he'd strangled her, would it? Even non-Muslim men have been known to murder their wives in similar circumstances.

    That said, there is clearly a problem with honour killings in this country (U.K.), most frequently when one or more family members arrange to kill a daughter who forms a relationship with the "wrong" person or flees an arranged marriage.

    I don't know whether this phenomenon is much seen in the U.S. but the recent murder in Buffalo, shocking though it is, doesn't seem to me to illuminate the issue particularly.

    Maybe I'm missing something, though.

    (Great blog, btw)

  4. Hi Paul,

    Thank you, I like your blog as well.

    What is at stake, in my view, is whether or not the Shariah was applied, in this case, in the US. Which honestly seems to me to be not a minor aspect of the problem.