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Steve Jobs' Estranged Father Never Got Phone Call He Waited For
ABC via Yahoo! News ^ | October 6, 2011 | COLLEEN CURRY

Posted on 10/06/2011 10:51:36 AM PDT by americanophile

Steve Jobs' estranged father, who had given up his infant son for adoption, had been hoping that his grown son would call him. That hope died today.

Abdulfattah John Jandali had emailed his son a few times in a tentative effort to make contact. The father never called the son because he feared Jobs would think the dad who had given him up was now after his fortune.

And Jobs never responded to his father's emails.

"I really don't have anything to say," Jandali, vice president at Boomtown Hotel Casino in Reno, Nev., told the International Business Times.

Jandali, a Syrian immigrant, had been quoted by the New York Post recently saying he didn't know until just a few years ago that the baby he and his ex-wife, Joanne Simpson, gave up grew to be Apple's CEO.

Jandali told the Post that had it been his choice, he would have kept the baby. But Simpson's father did not approve of her marrying a Syrian, so she moved to San Francisco to have the baby alone and give him up for adoption.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adoption; apple; johnjandali; stevejobs
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Fascinating.
1 posted on 10/06/2011 10:51:42 AM PDT by americanophile
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To: americanophile

Look what happens when you rescue a mind from Islam.


2 posted on 10/06/2011 10:52:21 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile
Abdulfattah John Jandali, Jobs' biological father.


3 posted on 10/06/2011 10:54:01 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

Good thing abortion was illegal at the time..........


4 posted on 10/06/2011 10:54:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: americanophile

Sad.


5 posted on 10/06/2011 10:57:17 AM PDT by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012!)
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To: americanophile

My G-d the resemblance!


6 posted on 10/06/2011 10:58:02 AM PDT by poobear (Facts, the TURD in the punchbowl of Liberal thought!)
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To: americanophile

Tough.

He foresake his son.


7 posted on 10/06/2011 10:58:27 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: americanophile

Maybe because JOBS had REAL parents???? When a child is given up for adoption, I don’t believe the parents have the RIGHT to go looking for them....it should be the other way around....sounds like Jobs didn’t want that.


8 posted on 10/06/2011 10:58:47 AM PDT by goodnesswins (My Kid/Grandkids are NOT your ATM, liberals! (Sarah Palin))
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To: BunnySlippers

Steve almost did the same thing with his first daughter, even denying paternity, but eventually they did reconcile.


9 posted on 10/06/2011 11:01:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger

Absolutely.....Imagine how many “jobs” we have lost.


10 posted on 10/06/2011 11:01:29 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: americanophile
Look what happens when you rescue a mind from Islam.

On the flip side of that, can you imagine the destruction, suffering, and tyranny that could have been unleashed if Jobs used his mind for Jihad? We'd have a second Khalid Sheik Muhamed on our hands.

11 posted on 10/06/2011 11:01:35 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: goodnesswins

it sounds though as if this gentleman was highly respectful of Jobs’ adoptive parents.


12 posted on 10/06/2011 11:01:45 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: goodnesswins

His adoptive parents were Clara and Paul Jobs. Clara (Hagopian) Jobs is of Armenian descent, so it’s a fascinating story.


13 posted on 10/06/2011 11:02:27 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Sacajaweau

Would Apple have been a successful if his name were Steve Jandali?


14 posted on 10/06/2011 11:02:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: americanophile

Dad’s a wimp. He should have called his son, not waited and then whined. So easy to be a victim. He GUESSED what Steve Jobs might think IF he called. You cannot make decisions based on assumptions about another person, or about fear of what might happen.

Whiny.


15 posted on 10/06/2011 11:02:38 AM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers?)
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Look what happens when you rescue a mind from Islam.

Not all Syrians are Muslims. Lots of Syrians and Lebanese live in my area, because they settled around a Maronite Catholic Church nearby. St. Maron was a monk from what is now a part of Syria.
16 posted on 10/06/2011 11:03:13 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: americanophile

The name “John” would indicate he is a Christian. There is a large Christian minority population (10%) in Syria. Mostly Orthodox but I had a distributor in Aleppo many years ago whose family was originally Lebanese and Maronite Catholic.


17 posted on 10/06/2011 11:04:08 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: BunnySlippers

“Jandali told the Post that had it been his choice, he would have kept the baby.”

I dunno, sounds like he wanted the child. Or do you just not believe him?


18 posted on 10/06/2011 11:05:23 AM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: americanophile
I read about this a few weeks ago. A real shame Steve Jobs never called his biological father. It's a bad sign of a crazy streak Jobs had. On a practical level Jobs and his children need to know grandad in case of inherited medical problems.

Yeah ol Stevie was so driven he refused to make an old man happy, the old man who brought him into this world. The man who is also the biological father of famous author Mona Simpson.
19 posted on 10/06/2011 11:05:36 AM PDT by dennisw (nzt - works better if you're already smart)
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To: katana

Jandali is Muslim.... read this in previous accounts


20 posted on 10/06/2011 11:06:47 AM PDT by dennisw (nzt - works better if you're already smart)
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