The Herald reports:
ORCHARD PARK, New York – The crime drips with brutal irony: a woman decapitated, allegedly by her estranged husband, in the offices of the television network the couple founded with the hope of countering Muslim stereotypes.
Muzzammil “Mo” Hassan is accused of beheading his wife last week, days after she filed for divorce. Authorities have not discussed the role religion or culture might have played, but the slaying gave rise to speculation that it was the sort of “honor killing” more common in countries half a world away, including the couple’s native Pakistan.
Sadly stereotypes exist because there is usually an element of truth to them. The problem is when people apply a stereotype to all individuas in a group, rather than treat people as individuals.