The crime was so brutal, shocking and rife with the worst possible stereotypes about their faith that some U.S. Muslims thought the initial reports were a hoax.Whaaaat? Beheaded? The hell you say? Sigh! Gasp! Woe! Stop "testing" the poor Muslims! Haven't they been through enough already? So many Muslim lives were lost on the high-jacked planes on September 11th, all but one of the Muslims in the Mumbai siege were killed, and don't forget the daily death toll that keeps mounting from those darn explosive belts. How very mendacious of the AP to write this story as if this type of event is a rarity, rather than as common as Paris Hilton at Buckingham Palace. But are you really surprised?
The harsh reality of what happened in an affluent suburb of Buffalo, New York — the beheading of 37-year-old Aasiya Hassan and arrest of her estranged husband in the killing — is another crucible for American Muslims.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Beheading of Wife Poses Another Test for U.S. Muslims