September 10, 2009, - 2:09 pm

Who is Haitham Masri? Schlussel Defeats Another Muslim Free Speech Enemy in Court

By Debbie Schlussel

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:

SummerK, 03/20/2008:

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.

bodoquitos, 11/07/2008:

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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50 Responses

G-d Bless Debbie! Thanks for such a great job to protect against such economic terrorism from another muslim liar.

BB on September 10, 2009 at 2:31 pm

He does look like Assad too.

BB on September 10, 2009 at 2:31 pm

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

goldenmike4393 on September 10, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Keep shinning the light on these cockroaches Debbie. Your a true Patriot. Now the question is, how can you keep them on the defensive instead them taking more steps to keep going on the offensive?? I have great ideas, but alas they sure as hell aren’t legal.

Drakken on September 10, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Wow, quite a bit of leg work for you Debbie. Congrats!

Orlin Bowman on September 10, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Thanks for following through with this to the end, Debbie. Neat debriefing!

Like Professor Daniel Pipes, who has also been a target of Muslim “legal Jihad,” it is only by standing up to these bullies, consistently, that this aspect of the assault on the freedoms and culture of the West will be defeated.

M: Please. When the heck has Daniel Pipes been the target of “legal jihad”? I do know, though, that he fraudulently collects thousands in the name of allegedly defending people against Muslims in court, and then he doesn’t pay for any lawyers for anyone and has people from his organization sending people my way expecting me to do it for free, while Pipes collects the money and keeps it in house. That’s the “mooching jihad.”

Pipes, Horowitz, Thomas More Law Center all mooched and schnorred, asking people for money, all claiming that in a similar case in Texas against Joe Kaufman, that Kaufman was their client. Horowitz claimed in letters that he needed more than $56,000 to pay for Kaufman’s defense, when the case was quickly thrown out, and I doubt it legitimately came close to that. On top of it, TMLC claimed they were representing him for free. It’s a huge joke. DS

Mike ~ on September 10, 2009 at 3:56 pm

Amen! Way to go! I’m raising my “overpriced, high calorie” coffee to you!

Starbucks gets almost all my coffee allowance money. (One of the local stores here does a lot for the community and for charity.) I patronize some of our independent establishments once in a while. I won’t step foot in our local Caribou Coffee!

cirrus1701 on September 10, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Thank God for people like you. The Thomas Moore Law Center would be lucky to have you.

C: I want all of my readers to get something clear and straight. The Thomas More Law Center praised anti-Semitic, Holocaust-denying, Muslim death, rape, and torture threats against me and my family. The organization is a big fraud, set up to raise money and do little else. It is a bunch of phonies who win almost no cases, blow most of them (they raised money pretending they were going to file suit against the Muslim footbaths at U-M Dearborn but never did, since they are incompetent and it was a fundraising ploy and fraud they used). We would all be fortunate if the Thomas More Law Center closed up shop. I do the work they DON’T but fraudulently brag that they do. DS

Charmaine on September 10, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    I had no idea. Please accept my apologies. I became a member when they took on the case of Colonel Chessani. I just assumed by defending him, they were one of the good guys. (I should remember that old saying about assuming) In light of your information I will not make another donation. From now on I will be more dilligent in my research before I make any donations. I respect your work and I would never knowingly support an organization with these ideologies.

    Charmaine on September 11, 2009 at 9:15 am

      I forgot to mention that if you were to set up a legal defense fund I would gladly contribute, I’m sure many of your readers would as well.

      Charmaine on September 11, 2009 at 9:18 am

congratulations on your priceless pro bono work. way to go!
an inspiring read.

paul on September 10, 2009 at 4:20 pm

I find it interesting with the attitude of
Americans in general regarding Muslims. Your good works Debbie, outside of your personal, professional and blogosphere circle of aquaintances , will probably go unnoted, curious if your Dearborn Press and Guide carried any mention let alone the Detroit Free Press. However, a muslim home here in Portland
was randomly shot up by a neighbor in an upperclass neighborhood and so far he has not been identified as a Jew. I’m sure they are looking into that facet of the crime. As stupid as it was it is not likely.
(The deed, now a hate crime, was allegedly commited by a man with a middle eastern name, Vadim Ignatov.)
The sympathy this drums up for Muslims in general, in this Mecca of liberosity, is that a word? Is certainly not needed.
The family of Muslims involved were upstanding folks to the best of my knowledge and as such did not deserve having their lives placed in such danger. However, the event should not strengthen or lessen the FEELINGS of Portlanders with regard to the Muslim folks, but it will.
Portland is a city where several proven terrorists have resided and Oregon had a terrorist training camp in operation at one time.
We Americans are terribly forgiving people, read naive, and
suspicion of any wrong doing by the general Muslim population
is just not considered. This event just brings it to mind.
(Name changed to prevent whatever since I believe your site is monitored)

LLOROB on September 10, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Thanks for your extraordinary efforts Debbie!

Dont Tread On Me on September 10, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Awesome Debbie. When can I buy you a drink?

Jarhead on September 10, 2009 at 4:38 pm

I have read that judges in the US will impose large penalties against someone who files a SLAPP suit (In an article by Steven Plaut, who won a SLAPP suit in Israel – ).

Why no penalty here?

IAM: That’s why you can’t believe everything you read on FPM. That simply isn’t true. America is different than Israel, and in fact, the vast majority of SLAPPs do not succeed in being awarded any penalty at all. It’s actually very rare. DS

I_AM_ME on September 10, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Debbie, you have done it again. Gotta warn you though, this Mr. Masri may find himself in Obama’s CIA!

Bob Porrazzo on September 10, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Good work Debbie. Anytime I’ve had a choice, I’ve avoided Muslim doctors. Too risky.

adam on September 10, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Adam said, “I’ve avoided Muslim doctors. Too risky.”

    T H A N K Y O U for making this point. Have NOTHING to do with any muzzie.

    If you have the time, hit barenaked. I watched every 9/11 item on the website (several hours) today and I am ready to slit throats. I always regret not being a man in the military.

    goldenmike4393 on September 10, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Adam said, “I’ve avoided Muslim doctors. Too risky.”

    I agree, although to be fair, I’ve seen plastic surgery disasters from MD’s all nationalities and religions. In particular, I’ve seen some disastrous nosejobs (e.g. Michael Jackson), so your client’s friend was lucky her nose was not made worse.

    I would avoid any physician who has had 2 or more malpractice suits filed against them, especially if they lost. Despite what many believe, because of the expense of malpractice suits which are virtually always done on a contingency basis, malpractice attorneys rarely agree to take frivolous malpractice actions.

    I know it’s rarely granted, but isn’t there a provision where a defendant can apply for sanctions against the plaintiff and/or his attorneys for bringing a frivolous lawsuit??? I’m not an attorney, but even I know basic defamation law that you cannot sue someone for expressing an opinion. So I’m sure Masri’s lawyers must have known that as well, but Masri didn’t care. He’s rich, so why not legally harass the Jewish guy.

    jayeeegee on September 10, 2009 at 6:06 pm

Debbie, you’re a legal pitbull. I love you!

DS_ROCKS! on September 10, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Good on you, Debbie for your persistence and good works. Please be mindful of your own safety (I know you are–you understand the danger and I’ve read some of the threats to you over the years). Unfortunately, you are a serious threat to dangerous people and there are not enough like you. Until there are there will be evil people plotting to get you. I’m praying for you.

Suz on September 10, 2009 at 8:06 pm

I am very glad that you did what you could for Mr. Wolf. Our legal system is open to such horrible abuse.

Sorrow01 on September 10, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Debbie, mazel tov, yasher koach, … and give ’em hell!!!

Dernon Ruton on September 10, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Thank you for what you have done. With our military fighting these murderous terrorists on the battlefields over seas and you fighting them on the legal battlefields, our country just might have a fighting chance to survive the abominations Washington, D.C. has produced and wants to produce. I am indebted to you for protecting me, my family’s and my fellow American’s rights under the US Constitution. Thank you.

PatsPFS on September 10, 2009 at 10:00 pm

WAY TO GO DEBBIE!!!!! Keep up the great work and keep exposing and beating these bastards (pardon my language to you) whose only goal is to spread their VILE DISGUSTING TERRORIST religion!! Koran = EVIL.

BIG IRISH on September 10, 2009 at 10:11 pm

God Bless America…..we will never forget 9-1-1…and who was responsible!!!

BIG IRISH on September 10, 2009 at 10:15 pm

CONGRATULATION. Every day and for some years I have been amazed by your brilliant work, courage, and the beauty of your mind.


Daniel on September 11, 2009 at 12:12 am

Well done. Keep it up.

Joe on September 11, 2009 at 12:25 am

DS, Keep it up. We all need the encouragement and you have mine.

pat on September 11, 2009 at 12:31 am

Mazel Tov, Ms. Schlussel. What is an “order of garnishment,” exactly?

MRS: Technically, it was a “writ of garnishment,” so I’m changing it to have the exact term. It is a way of automatically seizing the person’s wages from a bank account or employer, when they have a legal judgment against them and won’t pay. DS

Miranda Rose Smith on September 11, 2009 at 1:53 am

Thank you for taking pro bono cases in the best tradition of the legal profession. If you remember me from past comments, you will remember that our politics are very different, but I do have a fair amount of respect for you. Speaking as an attorney, too few of us put our time into what we believe.

Jennifer on September 11, 2009 at 8:52 am

Well, a bet is on in the office. Someone dared me to knock the living daylights out of the first Muslim I see.

It’s on.

Steve Harkonnen on September 11, 2009 at 10:42 am

I forgot to mention that if you were to set up a legal defense fund I would gladly contribute, I’m sure many of your readers would as well.

Mazel Tov on the good work!!! I second Charmaines’ legal fund and donation idea!


Moses Newman on September 11, 2009 at 3:06 pm

God bless you, Debbie. I wish there are more lawyers who are just like you! Great job on the case!

Bobby'sBrain on September 11, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Fie! Pipes, Horowitz, Thomas More Law Center – schlmazels all!

baseboru on September 11, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Am uplifting story for me today. Thank you.

FeFe on September 12, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Debbie, I know plenty of con men who put all their money in their wives’ names or overseas. In most cases it causes them to stay married. For Dr. M it’s probably the same thing, only under Islamic law. He probalby needs his legal ex-wife around to hold onto the money, and he is probably her low paid employee on paper. Maybe you could contact the IRS and report the practice as fraudulent and get a whistleblower fee, since these guys cheat on their taxes like fat kids eat cake.

A1 on September 12, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Haitham Masiri MD’s license plate on his black,twin exhaust porche convertable as he speeds out of the bloomfield hills mediation center says enough. He no doubt realizes his little pun on the horrendous act of war perpetrated by his Syrian countrymen who plot daily the holy war on Israel and the United States, the most notorious being the monsterous attack on the twin towers shoved in the face of the average american driver following his blood paid for Porche.
I have my suspicions about where his nose mill profits go and to the methods used to gain a moslem patient’s confidence before he pulls his medical bait and switch on the patient, the insurance company and the medical profession. The fact that he uses legal skuldugery to protect his company(his divorced wife’s name) speaks volumes. I hope the IRS and the FBI stop the mollycoddling of this obvious threat, albeit rather small to our ongoing struggles in the mideast in this Moslem zealotl inspired holy war. Thankyou Debbie for speaking the truth. How many jihad doctors are using similar techniques?

lupus 1 on September 21, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Congratulations Debbie!!! Well done.

By the way, I’ve been told that Starbucks makes a great individual serving of instant coffee that tastes just like their store brewed coffee. I saw it served at a party recently.

BigKittyP on December 19, 2009 at 8:16 pm

What is wrong with this picture? Masri’s wife, in dire need of plastic surgery does not take advantage of her husband’s services……..What is up with that? Could it be that she has, and the picture of her is the net result? Yikes! Or could it be that she knows he sucks really bad at it and would never go under his knife? Yikes, again! I’m perplexed.

geezshell on June 28, 2010 at 10:57 am

Very good work Debbie. Thanks.

Bill Roberts on August 11, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Just want to say thankyou one more time Debby for defending me against this medical Dr.Frankenstein (actually Dr.Frankenstein did not intentionally install the abnormal brain-so ethically he is off the hook). However, as far as his plastic surgery skills there is a definite comparison, Maybe Dr. Masri did operate on his wife (check her picture again).
In any case apparently removed my original letter and I believe they were “paid off” to do it. They also did not publish my craven “apology” made under duress from the unconstitutional order by judge Rae Lee Chabot who stated I committed libel in from of myself and the victim “Souad” (who assisted as my mother’s nurse in her last days with Alzheimers}. My duress apology was before you took on my case!
Again thankyou, and as far as Dr. Masri is concerned I wish this government would get off their politically correct horse and investigate him for fraud as he stated “ARAB NEWS” that he receives a good portion of his fees in cash.

Ron Wolf on August 16, 2010 at 8:17 pm

I dont know his outside of the clinic practices or wtvr, but all i know is that his staff is very incompetent. Everytime i come there they give me hard time. And then they feel guilty about their mistake and say that they will change it, but that doesnt happen. Its like they r puprosely trying to make you feel this way

Julia on May 6, 2011 at 10:37 am

you’re a retard debbie lmao. A photoshopped, psychotic retard.

avjnslvj on June 22, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Debbie, just want to keep in touch. Hope you have a great Passover, just want to express my personal disgust at Judge Marie Chabot’s pandering to this bastard who was so arrogant he would not deign to appear and confront me. He sent his attorney instead. You would think a sensitive judge would take note of that, or at least research his abysmal record.
You can guess my suspicions on her ulterior motive, but she did rule in favor of a Jewish Basketball coach regarding his team being told to play on Shabos or forfeit, if I remember correctly. In either case I believe she is one of those self rightious autocrats that deals justice like it was blackjack. You know the type, one for you, one for me, one for you two for me and so on. I would rather have a judge who bases a case on its merits, not worrying about anyone elses perception. I know you cannot comment professionally, I don’t blame you,
Meanwhile how is my buddy Haitham doing, I wonder if that Jewish doctor in Birmingham is still associated with Masri Clip Clinic. Oh there I go again. I am sure he rues the day he tangled with you. We need more attorneys with your chutzpah. For more information readers can check Haitham Masri ripp In the future I may recount Souad’s story with all the gory details here, it makes a good short cautionary tale fpr amyone who might think of using the services of Masri Noseclip Clinic advertised in the Arab New next to the usual Jihadist Hezbollah praising Israel denigrating diatribes concocted by the usual suspects. What can you do this is America. Its a shame Judge Chabot forgot that in this instance.

Ronald Wolf on March 6, 2013 at 4:18 am

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