Farhad Khoiee-Abbasi is an Arab businessman and public protester who has become known in Chicago as "the FBI sign guy."
In 2006, Khoiee-Abbasi began standing outside of Chicago City Hall
, holding a sign that read "FBI
Agent Chris Saviano, stop raping my wife!" Soon, he added other signs to his board, most of which denounce Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley
, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
, and George W. Bush
, and make a number of odd statements in broken English. He stands outside of city hall every weekday, from about 6:00am until about 3:00pm. He has also been photographed holding his signs on Capitol Hill
in Washington D.C.
, and in New York
's Times Square
Little is known about Khoiee-Abbasi beyond his physical appearance (a groomed, well-dressed man who always wears expensive suits and ties), the information on his signs, from flyers he passes out from time to time, and what court documents say about him. It is known that he is involved in extended and contentious divorce
proceedings. He generally remains silent when questioned by anyone.
Khoiee-Abbasi has become a popular fixture among photographers on flickr, and in blogs.