He was the king of the Jewish kingdom of Yemen.
He is famous for killing many thousands of Christians.
Wafah Dufour, an American rock singer, socialite and lingerie model, is from the same Yemeni family as Salem.
She has a masters degree from Columbia Law School in New York.
Salem's brother, according to the newspaper Scotland on Sunday, 16/9/ 2001, made his fortune in part by working with Jewish-Russian mafia operations in Qatar and Cyprus.
In Syria, Lawson and Omar visited a nightclub called Les Caves de Boys where Moslems drink whiskey and watch Russian strippers.