September 10, 2009, - 2:09 pm
Now, it can be told.
For most of the past year, I’ve been representing, pro bono, an indigent client, Ron Wolf, in a frivolous lawsuit filed against him by Haitham Masri, MD, an unscrupulous and extremely wealthy Muslim physician. The lawsuit was designed to squelch Mr. Wolf, a proud Jewish-American, and his First Amendment free speech rights. It’s not the first time I’ve defended innocent victims of Islamic legal aggression in our judicial forums (and won). The litigation jihad never ends.
And, after a long battle, Dr. Masri–a Shi’ite Muslim extremist (redundant) from Syria–was defeated. His defamation lawsuit against my client was dismissed, and, though he was seeking a million dollars, he didn’t get a penny or a single concession. On June 12, 2009, the case was thrown out, but I waited to tell you about it because I didn’t want to give Masri a chance to re-file it, appeal the order of dismissal, or file some motion to reinstate the case.
On the eve of the eighth anniversary of the Islamic terrorist attacks and mass-murder of 3,000 Americans on U.S. soil, it’s important to note that Muslims continue to attack us and our freedoms in every way they can. The case of Haitham Masri, M.D. and Masri Clinic for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery, P.L.L.C. v. Ronald K. Wolf is yet another example.
Haitham Masri is a mustachioed Hafez Al-Assad look-alike and plastic surgeon whose offices are in Dearbornistan. His medical license was suspended for several months after he got caught doctoring patient’s records (read the Michigan Board of Medicine) when that patient sued him. There have been many rumors about Dr. Masri. And while I won’t repeat them here, let’s just say that the FBI should be investigating how many of the cosmetic nose jobs and other cosmetic procedures he performs on Muslim patients are billed to insurance as necessary health care procedures.
Many of Dr. Masri’s patients are Shi’ite Muslims who, like him, attend the Hezbollah-supporting, Iran-backed Islamic Center of America. As I’ve reported over the years, the mosque hosted an anti-Semitic speech by Louis Farrakhan and it’s imam, Hassan Qazwini, is a close friend of Hezbollah spiritual leader, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, who issued the fatwa to murder our Marines and embassy officials in 1983. In February, Dr. Masri, himself, posted a comment in support of the anti-Israel, anti-Semitic boycott of Starbucks on the website of the openly anti-Semitic Arab American News (in which he has advertised).
Dr. Haitham Masri’s Imam, Hassan Qazwini: w/ Obama & Hezbollah Leader Fadlallah
(Thanks to David Lunde/Lundesigns for help w/ this image)
Dr. Masri is officially divorced from his wife, Fatina Masri, under Michigan law. But it is believed that they are not divorced under Islamic law. That’s very convenient, since his multi-million dollar lakefront mansion (complete with tennis court) at 5720 Pontiac Trial in West Bloomfield, Michigan (pictured below), is in his “ex-wife,” Fatina Masri’s, name, as is his medical practice. His lawyer, Mr. Malizia, informed me that she “is the owner” of his business.
The Masri Mansion From Road to Dock
(Thanks to David Lunde/Lundesigns for help w/ this image)
A check with the Michigan Secretary of State could not find any property in his name, other than a 20-foot boat, which was purchased in 1989, and which I was informed may have since been sold or had its ownership transferred to someone else. I was also unable to determine ownership of the black Porsche 911 [the numbers are so appropriate] we saw him driving after a required mediation appearance in the case. Below is a picture of the Masris at an Hour Detroit Magazine party in late June. Do they look like a divorced couple to you? (And would a devout Muslim woman so concerned with modesty that she’s covered from head to toe, including a hijab, touch a man who wasn’t still her husband?) In a past malpractice lawsuit filed against him in Wayne County Circuit Court, writs of garnishment were entered. I wonder why.
Fatina & Haitham Masri
Over a year ago, my client’s friend, a Muslim nurse who was caring for his mother, had a nosejob performed on her by Dr. Masri. Mr. Wolf lent her some money to help pay for the procedure and accompanied her to Dr. Masri’s office, where he says comments were made that a Muslim woman shouldn’t be seen accompanied by a Jewish man (Ron wears a very visible Star of David pendant). My client said that the nosejob Dr. Masri performed on his friend was a cheaper substandard procedure and not the more expensive one for which they’d paid. He wanted Dr. Masri to correct it or refund the money, and Dr. Masri refused and demanded more money.
Thereafter, Mr. Wolf posted a comment against Dr. Masri on the “RipOffReport” website. The comment was opinion and included the statement, “This man is not a good moslem [sic] in my opinion.” It was this statement in particular that was cited in the lawsuit Dr. Masri’s SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation). Frankly, in my opinion, Dr. Masri is a good Muslim, because his outrageous behavior is what good Muslims do to us infidels and their own people who are seen in the company of “evil Zionists.”
Masri claimed that my client’s comment (which was like the 5th or 10th result for “Haitham Masri” on google at the time) cost him over $100,000 in business in the second half of 2008–a claim that wasn’t backed up by any evidence. Apparently, it wasn’t the bad economy and decline in plastic surgery all over America because of it. And it wasn’t the fact that the top result on google for Dr. Masri is the decision suspending his license and noting how he doctored patient records. No, that wouldn’t deter patients from hiring him to operate on their faces, right? And it wasn’t other comments complaining about Dr. Masri, elsewhere on the internet. It was “that darn Jew” who caused all the problems.
I’m sure these Yahoo reviews of Dr. Masri wouldn’t deter patients either:
My sister had her lips enlarged with Juvederm the same day that I was having a laser reserfacing procedure done. The doctor mad [sic] her lips look like someone punched her in one side. Her lips were like that for a while until we had to go back and pay Dr. Masri for another treatment ! I was lied to about what the laser would do for my skin ! The consultant there, Susan lies and needs to do her homework about the procedures there at the clinic ! My face is scared form the laser and I cant even get an appointmant for 2 weeks to ask the doctor why. I needed a photofacial to get rid of the redness from the laser so I got one there. The photofacial came with the package. The medical assistant, Jessica, did it on me. Jessica was very rude and rough. She has no customer service skills. They even told me I would look bad for 2 days. I looked like I had 3rd degree burns on my face for 2 weeks ! I had to wear a mask on my face when I went to school. If you want to be lied to, if you want your money wasted, and you want to look like a freak then you should go to Masri clinic in Dearborn. Go to siani grace cosmetic center in southfield, they know what they are doing there.
I went to have some moles removed but the results were not as I expected. The moles still in my face.
Although I was able to get both Dr. Masri’s lawsuit and an unconstitutional ex parte restraining order keeping him from speaking about Dr. Masri, dropped, I was looking forward to trying this case in front of a jury and putting Dr. Masri and his wife, er . . . “ex-wife,” on the stand (and I’m bummed I didn’t get the chance). And that’s what they feared. His lawyer, Anthony Malizia (who represents the doctor in medical malpractice lawsuits filed against him), repeatedly asked me if we would agree to a non-jury “bench” trial. I said, “no way,” knowing there isn’t a jury in America (save Dearbornistan), that would allow this absurd free speech infringement by an extremist Muslim to stand, and knowing that Judge Rae Lee Chabot had already granted the unconstitutional restraining order against my client (months prior to my taking the case).
Still, I spent a ton of time on this case, attending charades like forced “case evaluations” and “mediations” and responding to stupid motions designed to harass and time-waste. It was a waste of time. And that’s the lesson here. Muslims know that, for now, they won’t win most of these cases. But they also know that most defendants don’t have money for a good attorney who will fight the case to the end. And they know that most people don’t have the time or the will to put up with the resource-draining shenanigans, and they’ll give up.
As in most cases involving Muslims v. Constitutional rights, the ACLU was nowhere to be found here. The judge’s clerk and Dr. Masri’s lawyer repeatedly pressured me to have my client sign an agreement that he wouldn’t write about Dr. Masri again in exchange for dropping the case. I steadfastly refused. I was absolute on this. No way was I going to allow this Muslim extremist with deep pockets and shallow ethics decide what my client was allowed to say or not say in America. Today, it would be Mr. Wolf, tomorrow, this website and me. And that’s unacceptable. This isn’t the Assad’s Syria, where people like Dr. Masri are the protected class, and people like Ron Wolf get dismembered a la the late Salim Al-Lawzi for speaking out.
(Lawzi was a Lebanese Sunni journalist, editor of newspaper, Al-Hawadess, and critic of Hafez Assad and of the PLO. Because he criticized Assad’s horrid human rights record and mass killings, he was forced to move himself and his newspaper to London in the late ’70s. He returned to Lebanon to attend his mother’s funeral, and on February 24, 1980, while driving back to Beirut airport to board a flight to London, he was stopped and kidnapped next to a Syrian army checkpoint. First, his inquiring family was sent a box from the Syrians, containing his dismembered hands. Later, the rest of his dismembered body showed up, with shots to the head and many gruesome scars from torture.)
We owe it to those who died on 9/11–and to the rest of America that survived–to accept no less than an absolute protection of our freedoms, especially as they are under growing attack from these immigrant and home-bred Muslims who won’t absorb into American society.
I did it for Ron Wolf, just as I did it for “Haidar,” last year, in a criminal case trumped up by anti-Semitic, Hezbollah-supporting Muslims. And I’ll keep doing it.
If you are under attack from Muslims trying to take away your rights, please contact me. And I’ll see what I can do.
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