October 13, 2009, - 4:16 pm
As someone with long hair who frequently uses a blow drier, I’ve tried a gazillion hair care and styling products. But I no longer buy CHI or BioSilk hair products and haven’t for a while now. That’s because Farouk Shami owns Farouk Systems, the company that makes those products, is a vehemently anti-Israel Palestinian Muslim. And Mr. Shami said in a speech (video below) that Farouk Systems supports that view. If you buy CHI or BioSillk, that’s where your money is going. His Sheikh Mohammad Shami Foundation gives hundreds of thousands of dollars to build extremist schools and other projects in the so-called West Bank and HAMAS-dominated Gaza (along with your tax-funded USAID money).
And now, he’s running for Governor of Texas, as a Democrat (though he has a lot of close Republican friends, including Texas Governor Rick Perry and Texas U.S. Senate candidate/Houston Mayor Bill White, both of whom he recently hosted at his home. And Shami has been heavily promoted, via several disgustingly gushing softball interviews, on FOX Business Channel (including by the normally good David Asman).
Shami has gotten quite a bit of positive press lately–press of which he’s unworthy. He announced that he will no longer produce his hair care products and styling tools in China and will, instead, employ Texas residents in Texas to produce his items. But that’s not entirely accurate. Much of the Farouk Chi and BioSilk items are produced in what Shami calls “Palestine.” And the only reason he left China was because the Chinese were counterfeiting his products and undercutting him (hmm . . . less for his jihad and more for the Chi-Coms, that’s a tough call). Plus he says it’s not cheaper for him in China.
Farouk Shami was an awardee and honoree of the anti-Semitic American Task Force on Palestine (which believes all of Israel is “Palestine”)–the the video below, and he supports illegal alien amnesty. He wants to employ Mexican aliens at his Texas plants and get them “working papers,” he told Houston’s KHOU / 11 News, last week (Watch the Video). He says we Americans have too much, and it’s “not fair” to the Mexicans. Though, I guess he thinks it’s fair and not “too much” to live in his 30,000 square foot mansion. Meet Farouk Al-Hypocrite. Farouk says he’s against building a wall on our border or keeping illegal aliens out. “Why can’t Texas have 30 million or 40 million people?” he asks. Uh, yeah, you wanna pay for it, Farouk?
And Shami has been denouncing Israel for some time. Read this interview he did with the Houston Chronicle, two years ago.
It’s not that I don’t know where Farouk donates his money. He openly says so. He’s Muslim, Palestinian, and very anti-Israel, and says that Farouk Systems supports those views. And he’s for open borders and illegal alien amnesty on our own borders. I can’t be sure that he’s not donating money to Islamic terrorists in the so-called Palestinian territories, where much of his family still lives. And I also can’t be sure that he’s not donating to illegal alien advocacy groups.
In fact, given his views and given the fact that he was an ATFPalestine honoree, I’d bet that’s where some of his Farouk Systems profits go.
If you’re against open borders, illegal alien amnesty, and anti-Semitic hatred of Israel, you’ll avoid buying any of Farouk Shami’s products, all of which can be seen on his site.
Who knew even haircare would have to be tainted by open borders and anti-Israel extremism?
And all the relaxer in the world won’t address that kink. This is one case where “American-Made” isn’t a good buy.
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