Moroccan Hend Shams El-Din El-Fassi is the second wife of Prince Turki Ibn Abdel Aziz passed from two weeks ago in a 6 of October governorate hospital , we do not know the cause of death except that she suffered from undeclared illness some newspapers claimed she had from a year ago and that she did not die from a drug overdose officially unlike what her brother had claimed at first.
Hend was from the early socialites in the Mubarak era , a Gulf royalty socialite to be accurate who lived along with her clan in hotels in Egypt surrounded by a 3rd degree entourage from singers and actors and sometimes 1st degree in some point in life. 1
El-Fassi passed away in a very quiet way that did not fit her loud life that usually occupied full tabloids and crime pages aside of her paid philanthropy advertorial but as we say in Egypt “The flute player dies and his finger still plays” , we found hours right after her quiet and quick burial a tabloid circus that did not last too long thanks to the Saudi diplomatic efforts to put an end for a pain in their royal butt called “Hend El-Fassi” or rather “The El-Fassis”
Her brother Allal El Fassi2 accused his brother in law Prince Turki of killing his sister with a drug overdose escalating the matter officially with a report to the general attorney then disappearing 24 hours and reappearing after the toxics report showed nothing wrong in her system to withdraw all his accusations to his brother in law , did not I tell you it was a mini circus !!?? Of course I forgot to mention that his lawyer accused the Saudi intelligence of kidnapping him to the the kingdom , it was a real mini circus in Ramadan.
|Hend and Turki|
All what we know is that Prince Turki really loved his late wife to the level of sacrificing his position in Saudi Arabia and moving from the kingdom in to a self exile when he refused to divorce her in late 1970s. Their love story allegedly started when her father Sheikh El-Fassi was arrested for leading a Sufi movement3 in the Kingdom and she asked Turki’s involvement for his release. Turki married the Moroccan girl who allegedly was born in Jeddah against his family when he was holding an important position in the ministry of defense there , he sacrificed not only that position but rather the Saudi throne itself ; if that was not love , what you can call then !!?? Prince Turki and his wife came to Egypt in 1980 and never returned back to Saudi Arabia.
Their names since then have become associated with scandals and notorious nights in Cairo where El-Fassis seemed to be winning a bad regional reputation reaching to London where their scandals are well known to the Arab community there.
|Hend in 1980s|
The relation between Turki and Hend was interesting on many levels and people were amazed on how he kept her as his wife all these years despite her scandals , it was not a strange thing to hear from some people that she enchanted him with some sort of Moroccan magic !!
Anyhow here are couple of questions I ask those who know anything about the El-Fassis and El-Turkis
|Hend and her family|
From all the countries in the world or to be accurate the Arab world why they chose Egypt to be their exile !!?? They could live in Morocco where the Fassis are from and also abuse the Moroccans and get away with it. I will not say Europe because knowing the record of both the El-Turkis and El-Fassis , I would say they love a country where they are above the law and the citizens and what country gives its distinguish guests from the size of El-Turkis this treatment except Egypt !!??
Why was not she buried in Morocco !? Are the El-Fassi exiled from their own country too !!?? They are members of the famous Allal Al –Fassi clan as far as I understand that is widely respect there !?
What are the relations of El-Fassis with the regimes in Syria and Tunisia not to mention in Libya !!??
Hend El-Fassi is an Arabic X-File more than an Egyptian X-File whose leading lady is an Arab, that Arabic X-File may have been closed but the X-files of the rest of her clan are still open.
May Allah bless your soul Hend El-Fassi in the end , you left an uneasy legacy.
|Shams El-Din El-Fassi Car !!|
1. The late princess for the record and her clan are not standard faces in the late Egyptian A Class social events organized by GanZ for instance. In fact she seemed that she lost her aurora in the past few years. 2. Allal El Fassi has own scandals and legal troubles just like his sister. 3. There are many question marks about that Sufi movement which some describe as a cult.