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Steve Jobs' Biological Father Regrets Not Being Part of His Life

Steve Jobs' Biological Father Regrets Not Being Part of His Life

Posted August 28, 2011 at 9:27pm by iClarified · 23375 views
The New York Post has profiled Abdulfattah John Jandali, Steve Jobs' biological father. Jandali, 80, is VP of a Reno casino and a workaholic just like Jobs.

The Syrian immigrant says he is overcome with guilt for his treatment of Jobs and only learned recently that the child he gave up for adoption was the famous CEO.

"This might sound strange, though, but I am not prepared, even if either of us was on our deathbeds, to pick up the phone to call him," Jandali said.

"Steve will have to do that, as the Syrian pride in me does not want him ever to think I am after his fortune," he said.

"Now I just live in hope that, before it is too late, he will reach out to me, because even to have just one coffee with him just once would make me a very happy man," he said.

Jandali says although he was in love with his now ex-wife Joanne, her father was a tyrant and would not allow her to marry him since he was from Syria. Joanne then upped and moved to San Francisco to give birth to Jobs without her family or Jandali knowing.

"She did not want to bring shame onto the family and thought this was the best for everyone."

You can read the full account at the link below...

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GetALife - August 30, 2011 at 9:00pm
You are all jerkoffs. All of you.
Unhandsome_scurvy_boy ^__^
Unhandsome_scurvy_boy ^__^ - August 29, 2011 at 5:49pm
Obama is Muslim like Steve (Y) 9/11 was AN INSIDE job!! Between the gooks an the Arabs USA will choke and die long painful loss of existence. Long live Steve and the Arabs (btw am no Arab :-) )
UpUrs - August 29, 2011 at 3:49pm
I am glad an Arab man has changed the world. Viva Arabs.
namedb - August 29, 2011 at 8:59am
syrian pride my ass...
Janatan - August 29, 2011 at 7:59am
Apple doesn't fall far from its tree
Alladin - August 29, 2011 at 7:43am
what did you think he was ? that's why he's is so successful and you're a loser. I'm Arabic, came to the US 22 years ago with $150 in my pocket, I currently own a company giving me a personal income between ~ $350,000 a year, and unlike you I pay taxes, my 2 kids are attending medical school in one of the best colleges around. What did you do?, huh, sit around jailbreaking your iPhone and eating your heart out being racist. Looser
dave - August 29, 2011 at 7:58am
enrico: Don't you think that at least some of the roughly 1 billion Arabs in the world can be nice people (I am not one of them, BTW)?
enrico - August 29, 2011 at 9:49am
As soon as I meet one, I'll eat my words...
enrico - August 29, 2011 at 10:01am
@Alladin -- It's amazing that you claim to earn $350,000/year with your grammatical excellence. I guess being a "Looser" means I'm laid back and not wound up too tight? As far as your generalizations with me, you're mostly incorrect. Yes, I jailbreak my iPhone but I also pay taxes. I'm also very active and I don't often "sit around" (as you say), unless I'm taking a shit... Speaking of which, I'm a bit concerned as to how I will wipe my ass next time... I'm well into the 30th chapter of my Holy Quran and I fear I will run out of pages...
dave - August 29, 2011 at 10:08am
enrico: Making a spelling mistake (especially in English, and all the more so for a non-native speaker) is not an indication of any lack of intelligence. Do you really think that it is right to hate people just because of what language they speak of who their parents are? Is that what the world needs? (Again, I am not an Arab and I also don't like many of the things some of them do, but I don't let that make me besmirch them as a whole).
enrico - August 29, 2011 at 10:52am
@dave: I understand your viewpoint and willingness to view everyone from a equal base level but in the case of Arabs (especially in business), I think you will change your viewpoints if you increase your dealings with them. I felt the same as you until I had repeated dealings with them in business and it was always underhanded, lying, cheating and manipulating. There is no honor, no sense of "doing what's right" and no self-respect. It's about making money by any means necessary an fuck everyone else on the way. And from a political and home security outlook, this is why we get taken advantage of on our own turf -- think 9/11 and associated incidents. We, as Americans, love to view everyone as equal but in doing so, we're allowing those that hate us to get a huge upper-hand and putting ourselves at extreme risk. In short, put yourself closer to them and you will change your outlook...
Tom - August 29, 2011 at 11:35am
Yea do please think 9/11!! What about it??? Wasn't it the building engineer himself interviewed and he said "it is impossible for one plane to take down the ENTIRE building even it if it's full of fuel" hmmmm why are you people so stubborn 9/11 was a set up... WAKE UP and smell the ashes!!!!! What about the plane that crashed in camp david where is it???? It was never found not even the black box in any of the planes was never found hmmmmmmm but yet a persons passport was found and it was not burned at all hmmmmmmm did that guy roll down the window in the plane and throw it out hmmmmmmm???
enrico - August 29, 2011 at 11:43am
@Tom: Okay, Captain Conspiracy -- now back to your alien and ghost research...
Theodoros - August 29, 2011 at 12:04pm
You Americans? I will correct you cause obviously you wanted to say "Us arrogant mixer of races"... If you have any questions on why I am saying this (most probably since You "Americans" haven't got a clue about history and geography) please ask. I will not judge you (too much) since You "Americans" don't have any history of your own (less than 400 years its not history).
Aladin - August 29, 2011 at 1:21pm
yes I admit without any shame that English is not my mother language, my whole education was in French that i speak fluently, in addition to the Arabic language, as a matter of fact I learned English here in the US, and yes i DO make mistakes, and YES I DO have an accent, but for you to use that as a reason to doubt my income, that's a poor excuse. Now, whether I call you a "Looser" as in you have a loose brain, Louser* or whatever, reading you low level comments can only tell what a loser you are. Go get a life, no wonder immigrants are more successful than losers like you. "Louser" is Irish... go educate yourself. Having said the above, I intend no insult to anyone else beside the "Loser"
Dante - August 29, 2011 at 1:52pm
@Alladin $350k/yr? Why are people hating on you? If this is really your own business, I'd definitely like to pursue a networking opportunity. Frankly, that should of been everyone's reaction... Idiots. I too am currently operating my own business, and although it is sustaining my lifestyle I do imagine things would be at lot easier if there were someone with more experience to guide me through the potential bear traps. Do reply if interested.
Fred - August 29, 2011 at 2:14pm
Don't you all think that instead of wasting time saying who hates who, you could all have saved this time to do some good? Hate takes people from growing and a whole nation only grows if everyone grows together, not putting others down, but by saving the effort to personal growth. If people stopped worrying where other people are from or what their background is, and instead, help and ask for help when needed, wouldn't the world be a better place? No matter where we all come from, we will all die one day, proving we are all equals!
UpUrs - August 29, 2011 at 3:53pm
I am an Arab ,, I came here in 1986 ,,,,With nothing I am the largest fuel Retailer on the west coast..... Arabs are Smart.... I am glad that every one realized now that an Arab changes the world of technology.....
Aladin - August 29, 2011 at 5:42pm
Hello Dante and thanks for your kind words I'm in the dental field, briefly, and I have no problem sharing my story, I own and operate one of the biggest dental labs in my area, but that's not where it ends, I graduated in France over 20 years ago, moved to the US and took 2 years of dentistry but never finished due to lack of money, I worked in a dental lab for couple of years then opened my own. Couple of years later, I started opening dental offices and hiring newly graduated and retired dentists, once a dentist felt comfortable to move on his own, I offered him 49% partnership, I currently own beside my lab, 4 dental offices. Dear Fred I don't hate no one, but I can't stand haters, as you very well put it, we are all equals.God bless you and everyone else.
computerfr33k - August 29, 2011 at 7:07am
is this true or just some old conspiracy trick? , oh man
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