January 21, 2010, - 12:04 pm

Farouk Shami: Muslim Texas Candidate Dons Anti-Israel Keffiyeh @ MLK Fest; Dad Led Pogroms Against Jews

By Debbie Schlussel

I’ve been at the forefront of exposing Farouk Shami–multi-millionaire haircare magnate who is running for Governor of Texas as a Democrat–for the extremist, terrorist-supporting Muslim that he is.  And for that, I’ve been attacked by the Texas mainstream media.  But, as I’ve noted, Shami not only won’t specifically condemn Hezbollah, HAMAS, and Islamic Jihad terrorist groups, but he was honored by the American Task Force on Palestine, a pan-terrorist group that claims that all of Israel is “Palestine.”  And I’ve noted that, through his foundation, he funds an extremist school in the so-called West Bank.  Shami, Yasser Arafat’s and the Saudi’s fave former hairstylist, is the owner of Farouk Systems, which produces and sells the BioSilk, CHI, and Sunglitz hair products (don’t buy them!).


Since my work on Shami has been getting exposure all around the world–including and especially in Texas–Shami has resorted to claiming he’s not a Muslim.  That’s actually not true–he is, indeed,  a Muslim and his father, Mohammed (a “Quaker” name?),  is a sheikh, which you can’t be if you’re not a Muslim.  But, whatever he’s calling himself, this photo of Shami at a Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day rally, tells us all we need to know.  Shami is wearing a keffiyeh scarf that says, “Palestine:  Jerusalem is Ours.”  This is the scarf of hate, similar to the one Ricky Martin wore in 2005 and for which he apologized profusely.  Shami’s scarf shows a photo of Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah–the Dome of the Rock mosque–which is built on top of the holiest part of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.  (Given what Martin Luther King, Jr.’s staunch pro-Israel and philo-Semitic sentiments–read about it here and here–it’s doubly offensive.)

Even Neil Aquino of Texas Liberal, who took the photo with Shami, was alarmed.  And, in case you didn’t know, here’s some other info about Farouk Shami, which he doesn’t want you to know:

* Shami traveled as a hairdresser for members of the Saudi Royal family, and in order to make some extra money, he purchased merchandise from the stores and then re-sold them to the female members of the traveling party at a significant mark-up.

* Suha Arafat, the “wife”/beard of the late P.L.O. terrorist-in-chief Yasser Arafat, is from Shami’s home town, Beit Ur Al Tahta, and Farouk makes a point to visit her whenever he is in Paris.

* Shami’s father, Sheikh Mohammed Shami, had a very close association with Palestinian Liberation Army (part of the PLO), and before that, organized Arabs to brutally murder Jews for the entire decade before Israel became a state:

Shami was commissioned to organize the Palestinian paramilitary under the name of the Palestinian Scouts. . . . The Scouts were the main figures in the fight against the establishment of Israel in the land of Palestine. . . .

Mohammed Shami commanded all the Arab troops west of Jerusalem, who desperately fought the . . . Jewish forces. For his resistance work between 1936-48, Mohammed was recognized in 1995 by the Palestinian Authority as Dean of Palestinian Veterans.

Since I’ve been exposing Farouk Shami, he’s gotten at least two high-paid Jewish execs of his to write me ridiculous “court Jew” e-mails telling me what a saint this terrorist-lover and -enabler is. I told them where to go, and since they’re Jewish, 72 virgins won’t be greeting them.

But their religion was not relevant to me, and it was patronizing of them to think that it would be. Terrorism and support for Islamic terrorist groups isn’t a Jewish issue. It’s everybody’s issue.

There was a day, not too long ago, where a guy like Shami would be considered a kook, a fringe candidate. Sadly, we’ve passed that day as Muslims like him reach critical mass in America and make a ton of money off of our system.

All Americans need to work against Farouk Shami to make sure his chances of ever reaching public office are similar to a halal snowball’s chance in jehenim (Arabic for hell).

It’s not just a matter of, “Don’t Mess With Texas.” It’s, “Don’t Mess With America.”

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Ismael on August 31, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Thanks for speaking the truth and exposing this guy.

Lorena on March 25, 2016 at 9:18 pm

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