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  • Steve Jobs' Biological Father Comes Forward in Hopes of Meeting His Son


    On the surface, it sounds like the Silicon Valley edition of a bad episode of Maury Povich.

    Less than one week after stepping down as CEO of the company he is synonymous with, the oracle of Apple, Steve Jobs, is being courted for a meeting by his biological father.

    According to an eye-opening interview appearing in the New York Post, Abdulfattah John Jandali - an 80-year old Syrian immigrant and successful businessman in his own right (pictured above) - is identified as the Apple co-founder's biological father. Although many people are unaware, Steve Jobs, now 56, was adopted.

    For all his accomplishments, the Syrian immigrant says he is overcome with guilt over his treatment of Jobs, 56, and given his son's health woes and decision this week to step down as Apple CEO, fears time is running out.
    "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," Jandali said, noting that he won't reach out to his son. Jandali believes it should be Steve who reaches out to him.

    "I'd be lying if I said it doesn't sadden me to have not been part of my son's incredible journey," he said. "What father wouldn't think that? And I would think that even if he was not the head of a hugely successful company."

    Jandali, however, tells the New York Post that he learned only "in recent years" that the son his ex-wife gave up for adoption 56 years ago became the one and only Steve Jobs.

    In 1955, Jandali's girlfriend Joanne Simpson became pregnant, and though he wanted to marry her, he says her family would not allow it.
    "I was very much in love with Joanne," Jandali reveals. "But sadly, her father was a tyrant, and forbade her to marry me, as I was from Syria. And so she told me she wanted to give the baby up for adoption."

    Source: New York Post
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Steve Jobs' Biological Father Comes Forward in Hopes of Meeting His Son started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 49 Comments
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      You mean you cannot have a Jewish mother, a Muslim father and practice aspects of both religions yourself? I don't see why not.
      Its one religion or the other. There are certain things you cannot do as a muslim that you can do with other religions and vice versa end of discussion
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Str4y View Post
      Its one religion or the other. There are certain things you cannot do as a muslim that you can do with other religions and vice versa end of discussion
      What do call someone who prays at a Synagogue and also participates in Ramadan? Wrong?
      The fact you think you must only have one religion or another is what has caused hostility between peoples of different beliefs for thousands of years.

      P.S. Your "facepalms" will get you nowhere in life.
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      What do call someone who prays at a Synagogue and also participates in Ramadan? Wrong?
      The fact you think you must only have one religion or another is what has caused hostility between peoples of different beliefs for thousands of years.

      P.S. Your "facepalms" will get you nowhere in life.
      jewish, dont try getting in an argument there are things you need to believe in to be muslim. I love how your trying to convince me otherwise. IM MUSLIM
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Str4y View Post
      jewish, dont try getting in an argument there are things you need to believe in to be muslim. I love how your trying to convince me otherwise. IM MUSLIM
      I'm basing my argument on the fact my best friend is what he calls Jewish-Muslim. He has a Jewish mother and Muslim father. He practices several (but not all) aspects of both religions, believes in several aspects of both religions, which at the end of the day worship the exact same God (same God as Catholic too btw). I'm not Jewish btw.

      It's simply closed minded not to accept someone can believe in major aspects of more than one religion, especially considering both stem from the same source.

      Anywho, we're gone way off topic and I don't see myself being able to reason with your mentality.
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      I'm basing my argument on the fact my best friend is what he calls Jewish-Muslim. He has a Jewish mother and Muslim father. He practices several (but not all) aspects of both religions, believes in several aspects of both religions, which at the end of the day worship the exact same God (same God as Catholic too btw). I'm not Jewish btw.

      It's simply closed minded not to accept someone can believe in major aspects of more than one religion, especially considering both stem from the same source.

      Anywho, we're gone way off topic and I don't see myself being able to reason with your mentality.
      My mentality. You've managed to find yourself in an argument with a 15 year-old.
    1. Broomhead's Avatar
      Broomhead -
      Back to topic please... Pm if you wish to continue
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      I'm done. Sorry bout that Broomy.
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dmqG...e_gdata_playerI hope Stevie pulls a Randy Moss.

      Mossssss.
    1. Dranon's Avatar
      Dranon -
      Strange that this is public and news! I do not ctiriticise him for reaching out to his son if it truly is but he should have kept it private and reached out to him.. I know several ado[pted people who ended up meeting their genetic parents. One ex-girlfriend who was raised orthodox jewish found out her "real" parents were devout christians!! I always used to ask her that (I am catholic) and she said no way my adoptive parents would only have adopted me from other jews! She was in shock )as an adult) when she found out!!