So the Muslim TV executive who beheaded his wife got 25 years to life for 2nd degree murder. I would think a beheading would automatically bump a murder up to 1st degree, but I’m not a lawyer (I possess a soul).
Anyway, Muzzammil Hassan founded Bridges TV which he hoped would help portray Muslims in a more positive light. Now, America has lots of peaceable, friendly Muslims, and I can see why they’d want some better publicity. That’s why if you’re trying to present a more moderate view of Islam, you really need to suppress that urge to behead your wife. It just plays into the stereotype too much; islamaphobic people are going to seize on incidents like that. So as much as you might think your wife needs to be beheaded as part of an honor killing, you have to just say no. But if you really really need to murder your wife, at least just poison her or something — just do it in some way that doesn’t play to negative Muslim stereotypes. I know that’s not as symbolically satisfying as beheading, but being moderate involves at least incorporating some western ways… like leaving people’s heads on their bodies.