Steve Jobs family roots link him to Syria. Today they banned his iPhone. The country is currently experiencing violent protest and the Syrian government has outlawed the device to stop activists who are allegedly using it to expose government abuse.
Jobs’ father Abdulfattah John Jandall a Syrian native who I assume regrets today not having a relationship with his famous son publicly announced, “I am in solidarity with the Syrian people. I reject the brutality and killing that the Syrian authorities are committing against the unarmed Syrian people. And because silence is participation in this crime, I declare my participation in the Syrian sit-in on YouTube.”
Thousands of civilians have been killed since the protesting began in March.
President Bashar al-Assad has also banned foreign journalists from the country.
It appears that the Syrian government is attempting to isolate the Syrian people from the rest of the world and is desperately trying to stop any government corruption from being exposed to news media and The United Nations.