Apple Discriminating Against Iranian-Americans?

"Sahar Sabet, a 19-year-old student, said an Apple manager said he could not sell her the iPad because Iran and the U.S. have bad relations."

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DISCRIMINATION AND HATE: Apple Employees in Georgia (Evangelical GOP state) discriminating against Iranians and Persian Speakers...I am waiting for an apology to the Iranian-American and Persian speaking community, before I decide to razor off my apple sticker on my car and break my iPhone and buy an Android.

And to think if it was not for an Arab-American born of Muslim parents, like Steve Jobs who made what Apple is today...there would be no Apple or to have Apple employees discriminate against Middle Eastern and Muslim Iranians. Steve Jobs must be rolling over in his grave! I am an honorable person and will give them a chance to redeem themselves, however no apology from Apple would mean an insult and I neither forgive nor forget and I think other Iranian-Americans and Persian speakers (which includes Afghan-Americans) will do the same.  

I will promise any company that ever denies me service or products based on my race, religion, language, gender, national origin, etc.  That I will sue them until I win, because these freedoms and rights are in the US constitution, even if the backwards right wing evangelical GOP thugs in Georgia don't understand the constitution.  The only time you can have an Apple employee working for a California company discriminating against Iranian-Americans would be if you were a backwards Evangelical GOP theocratic thug.  This is just another reason why the Democrats need to win in 2012, we don't want a theocratic police state run by the likes of people like this Georgian Apple employee!  This kind of discrimination is treasonous and un-American.  

So, why care about Iranian-Americans? ...let's see a list of some notable Iranian-Americans:

List of Iranian Americans

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a list of notable Iranian-Americans of all Iranian ethnic backgrounds, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.
Lists of Americans
By U.S. state
By ethnicity or nationality
Afghan · African American ·Albanian · Arab · Argentine ·Armenian · Austrian

Bahamian · Bangladeshi ·Barbadian · Belgian · Brazilian ·Bulgarian

Cajun · Cambodian · Chinese ·Colombian · Croatian · Cuban ·Czech

Danish · Dutch

English · Estonian

Filipino · Finnish · French

German · Greek

Haitian · Hispanic/Latino ·Hmong · Hungarian

Indian · Indonesian · Iranian ·Irish · Israeli · Italian

Jamaican · Japanese · Jewish


Laotian · Lebanese · Louisiana Creole

Macedonian · Mexican

Native American · Native Hawaiian · Nicaraguan ·Nigerian · Norwegian

Pakistani · Palestinian · Polish ·Portuguese

Romanian · Russian · Rusyn

Salvadoran · Scotch-Irish ·Scottish · Serbian · Slovak ·Slovenian · Spanish · Sri Lankan · Swedish · Swiss

Taiwanese · Turkish



To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Iranian American or must have references showing they are Iranian American and are notable.





Below is the list of few of prominent Iranian-Americans in various scientific and other disciplines:
* [ [ Abdul Darki]], critically acclaimed doctor and teacher.









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  2. ^ "MIT Faculty Webapge"
  3. ^ "UMD Persian Studies Homepage"
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  5. ^ [2], Berkeley Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory
  6. ^ "Mohsen Mostafavi on the Harvard GSD Website
  7. ^ "AU Faculty Website"
  8. ^ "NASA: Architects of Exploration"
  9. ^ "NASA: Architects of Exploration"
  10. ^ "Mount Sinai Medical Center: David B. Samadi, MD Physician Profile".
  11. ^ "JPL Personnel Page"
  12. ^ [3]
  13. ^ [4]
  14. ^ "Columbia Faculty Website"
  15. ^ "Harvard Faculty Page"
  16. ^ Stanley, John (2006-11-26). "'Nativity' Revisited". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2006-11-25.
  17. ^ [5] "As an Iranian Jew, Ahdoot admits he struggled making friends growing up..."
  18. ^ [6] "Jonathan Ahdout: Young Iranian Jewish Film & Television Actor"
  19. ^ [7] "His family is Iranian-American, having left Tehran in 1982..."
  20. ^ [8] "Nadia Bjorlin, the 24 year old Swedish-Persian, American-born actress..."
  21. ^ [9] "where Ted Koppel interviewed Iranian American Zoroastrian, Cyrus Kar..."
  22. ^ Andre Khabbazi
  23. ^ | Archive Pages
  24. ^ [10] "Persian Jewish actress Bahar Soomekh earned some serious attention last year when she played a young Iranian in "Crash," the Academy Award winner for best picture."
  25. ^ "Siemens Enterprise Communications: Hamid Akhavan"
  26. ^ "Carnegie People Website"
  27. ^ Anderson, Stuart. Forbes
  28. ^ "Q&A With eBay's Pierre Omidyar"
  29. ^ "Apple Executive Website"
  30. ^ "Garage radio"
  31. ^ "Guitar World Article"
  32. ^ [11] "Shawn Daivari is Iranian and the foreign language he speaks during his promos is Persian not Arabic."
  33. ^


chris low said…
Your an idiot...try reading the Steve Jobs bio.
Really? I think you were thinking about yourself. :) Early life and education

Steven Paul Jobs was born in San Francisco on February 24, 1955 to two university students, Joanne Carole Schieble and Syrian-born Abdulfattah "John" Jandali (Arabic: عبدالفتاح جندلي‎), who were both unmarried at the time.[32] Jandali, who was teaching in Wisconsin when Steve was born in 1955, said he had no choice but to put the baby up for adoption because his girlfriend's family objected to their relationship.[33]
The baby was adopted at birth by Paul Reinhold Jobs (1922–1993) and Clara Jobs (1924–1986), an Armenian-American[3] whose maiden name was Hagopian.[34] According to Steve Jobs's commencement address at Stanford, Schieble wanted Jobs to be adopted only by a college-graduate couple. Schieble learned that Clara Jobs didn't graduate from college and Paul Jobs only attended high school, but signed final adoption papers after they promised her that the child would definitely be encouraged and supported to attend college. Later, when asked about his "adoptive parents," Jobs replied emphatically that Paul and Clara Jobs "were my parents."[35] He stated in his authorized biography that they "were my parents 1,000%."[36] Unknown to him, his biological parents would subsequently marry (December 1955), have a second child Mona Simpson in 1957, and divorce in 1962.[36]
The Jobs family moved from San Francisco to Mountain View, California when Steve was five years old.[1][2] The parents later adopted a daughter, Patti. Paul was a machinist for a company that made lasers, and taught his son rudimentary electronics and how to work with his hands.[1] The father showed Steve how to work on electronics in the family garage, demonstrating to his son how to take apart and rebuild electronics such as radios and televisions. As a result, Steve became interested in and developed a hobby of technical tinkering.[37]
Clara was an accountant[35] who taught him to read before he went to school.[1] Clara Jobs had been a payroll clerk for Varian Associates, one of the first high-tech firms in what became known as Silicon Valley.[38]
Jobs's youth was riddled with frustrations over formal schooling. At Monta Loma Elementary school in Mountain View, he was a prankster whose fourth-grade teacher needed to bribe him to study. Jobs tested so well, however, that administrators wanted to skip him ahead to high school—a proposal his parents declined.[39]
Jobs then attended Cupertino Junior High and Homestead High School in Cupertino, California.[2] At Homestead, Jobs became friends with Bill Fernandez, a neighbor who shared the same interests in electronics. Fernandez introduced Jobs to another, older computer whiz kid, Stephen Wozniak (also known as "Woz"). In 1969 Woz started building a little computer board with Fernandez that they named “The Cream Soda Computer”, which they showed to Jobs; he seemed really interested.[40] Jobs frequented after-school lectures at the Hewlett-Packard Company in Palo Alto, California, and was later hired there, working with Wozniak as a summer employee.[41]
Following high school graduation in 1972, Jobs enrolled at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Reed was an expensive college which Paul and Clara could ill afford. They were spending much of their life savings on their son’s higher education.[40] Jobs dropped out of college after six months and spent the next 18 months dropping in on creative classes, including a course on calligraphy.[42] He continued auditing classes at Reed while sleeping on the floor in friends' dorm rooms, returning Coke bottles for food money, and getting weekly free meals at the local Hare Krishna temple.[43] Jobs later said, "If I had never dropped in on that single calligraphy course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts."[43]

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