Hat tip to @antiCAIR who tweeted about the terror-linked Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) bestowing an award to Muzzammil Hassan – the now convicted murderer – found guilty yesterday of beheading his wife. CAIR can scrub their website to send the story down the memory hole but photographic evidence remains via a 2009 post at WND: Beheader hubby was hero to U.S. Muslim activists.
Muzzammil Hassan, 44, and his wife, Aasiya Hassan, 37, founded Bridges TV in November 2004. They described it as a satellite news and opinion channel aimed at portraying Muslims in a positive light following the Sept. 11 attacks.
He received an award April 7, 2007, from CAIR-Pennsylvania at its first annual banquet, a fundraiser at the Hilton Philadelphia. CAIR-PA Chairman Iftekhar Hussain and CAIR National Chairman Parvez Ahmed presented the award to Hassan. The organization website does not specify a reason for the honor.
Pennsylvania’s Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell and Rep. Joseph Sestak of Pennsylvania’s 7th District were special guests at the event. Sestak was the keynote speaker.
Some of the individuals behind Bridges TV include:
- Nihad Awad, executive director of the controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations
- Iman W. Deen Muhammad, president of the American Society of Muslims
- Muhammad Ali
- NBA star Hakeem Olajuwon
CAIR’s communications director, Ibrahim Hooper, said Bridges TV “is just an example of the growing maturity and sophistication of the American Muslim community that people are even at this stage where we can contemplate this kind of network.”
In 2007, when CAIR gave Hassan the award, Hassan was systematically terrorizing his wife. He would later brutally attack her, stabbing her 40 times before cutting her head off and then leaving his kids alone in a vehicle out in the cold. Watch the closing arguments of the trial here.
CAIR apparently doesn’t want to be linked to yet another convicted Muslim and seems to have scrubbed the award photo from their website.
Flashback: CAIR also scrubbed this anti-FBI poster from their website a few weeks ago.
Off topic but related: Rendell’s Record on Islamofacism and Terror
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