It only took a Buffalo, N.Y., jury an hour earlier this month to find Muzzamil "Mo" Hassan, the founder of a Muslim-oriented suburban television station, guilty of beheading his wife, Aasiya. The killing received national attention not just because it was brutal — but because both the killer and his victim were Muslim.
When Aasiya Hassan was murdered in 2009, some journalists immediately jumped to the conclusion that it was an honor killing — but it wasn't. And the Muslim community in the Buffalo area has been fighting the stereotype for the last two years.
Deep cracks opened up in Moammar Gadhafi's regime in Libya after more than 40 years in power, with diplomats abroad and the justice minister at home resigning, air force pilots defecting and a fire raging at the main government hall after clashes in the capital, Tripoli. Protesters called for another night of defiance in Tripoli's main square, despite the government's heavy crackdown.
A pizza place called Ian's in Madison, Wis., is feeding demonstrators. It invited people to phone in donations to pay for pizza. On Saturday, Ian's delivered hundreds of pizzas. Politico reports deliveries continued on Sunday. Pizza orders for protesters came from dozens of states and several countries, including Egypt.
Many women like to wear their boyfriends' clothing. But it doesn't usually work the other way. That's not stopping some designers at Levi's. They designed a new skinny jean called the "Ex-Girlfriend Jean." They're snug enough to be a woman's pant, but designed specifically for men.