The founder of a US television station aimed at countering stereotypes of Muslims has been arrested and charged with beheading his wife, local media reported.If it had been reported widely, this “honor killing” certainly would have served to accomplish the goal of Hassan’s Bridges TV. The prevailing stereotype of Islam as a religion of peace would have been successfully countered.
Muzzammil Hassan was charged with second-degree murder of his wife, Aasiya Hassan, whose decapitated body was found Thursday by police at the Bridges TV station in a Buffalo suburb in New York state, The Buffalo News reported Monday.
"He came to the police station at 6:20 pm (Thursday) and told us that she was dead," Orchard Park Police Chief Andrew Benz told the newspaper.
Police reportedly went to Bridges TV, which Hassan founded in 2004, and discovered her body.
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing.That’s what we know about heaven. Heaven will be a place of ultimate joy because we will be in continual worship. Do you know what that tells me? It tells me that if you don’t like praise and worship and singing now, you’d better start getting used to it. Because if Jesus has saved you, that’s what you’re going to be doing for a long, long time.
Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto him that sits on the throne and unto the Lamb forever and ever.
Tragedies and calamities and horrific suffering and sinful atrocities should not take Christians off guard. “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you” (1 Peter 4:12). They are foreseen by God, and he foretold them for us to know. God sees them coming and does not intend to stop them. Therefore, it appears that they somehow fit into his purposes.A comprehensive answer to the question of theodicy is far beyond the scope of this post. But the conclusion can be summed up in Romans 8:28. If that verse is true (and it is), then all of the things we experience in life will work together for good—no matter how painful and evil the experience may be at the time. In His all-powerful strength and His all-knowing mind, nothing escapes His plan. Everything is being used to accomplish His plan. In some small part of that, all of our memories and experiences are also part of that plan. All of them are being used to formulate and build and mold us into the people God intends us to be. Far from implying that all of those experiences are good, this view of God’s plan shows us that He uses those experiences in our lives to bring Him glory. His glory is magnified as we allow those heartbreaking memories to bring us to more and more dependence on Christ. The more we can’t handle ourselves, the more we realize that Jesus is the only One who can. So, instead of the deep impassioned cry, “Daddy, make it all go away,” our cry will be, “Lord, make it all work for your glory.”