Twitter reminds U.S. Steve Jobs was son of Syrian migrant


steve jobs  i padAfter a number of US states said they won’t be accepting Syrian refugees due to security fears after the Paris attacks, Twitter users have re-shared the fact that the creator of the iPhone was the son of a Syrian migrant.

Steve Jobs, the Apple founder who died in 2011 was the son of a Syrian man who moved to the US to study in the 1950s.

A number of Republican governors from states including Texas, Alabama and Michigan moved to block Syrian refugees over claims some of the terrorists involved in attacks on Friday which killed 129 people entered Europe by disguising themselves as refugees.

The decision comes despite a warning from President Obama on Monday, where he said “slamming the doors in [refugee’s] faces would be a betrayal of our values”.

Job’s family background was widely shared by members of the tech community at the begining of the refugee crisis and it is now circulating again after these recent decisions.

Jobs’ father Abdul Fattah Jandali was born in 1931 to a well-off family in Homs, Syria, a city now most famous as the scene of some of the worst fighting in the country’s ongoing civil war.

He and his partner Joanne Carole Schieble had Jobs out of wedlock and were forced to give him up for adoption. They later married, and had Jobs’ biological sister Mona Simpson.




3 responses to “Twitter reminds U.S. Steve Jobs was son of Syrian migrant”

  1. Obviously jobs was a terrorist who made apple products to terrorise the world!

    For the stupid, I was being sarcastic! And definitely last comment. I just could resist that one
    Try telling mabaorlz it is using something made by an Arab.

  2. “He and his partner Joanne Carole Schieble had Jobs out of wedlock and were forced to give him up for adoption”.

    “Forced”???? Probably before writing such rubbish you should consult the Wikipedia.

    Jobs on his adoptive vs. biological parents:

    ‘Jobs would become upset when Paul and Clara were referred to as “adoptive parents” as they “were my parents 1,000%.”[2] With regard to his biological parents, Jobs referred to them as “my sperm and egg bank. That’s not harsh, it’s just the way it was, a sperm bank thing, nothing more.”[2] Jandali has also stated that “I really am not his dad. Mr. and Mrs. Jobs are, as they raised him. And I don’t want to take their place.”[12]’.

  3. One Apple company may be enough for some smart governors . Who needs another trillion dollar company. I noticed California is not one of the states that is opposed to having Syrian refugees. Some governors are obviously smarter than others

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