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TOPIC: Steve Jobs' father was a Syrian Refugee

Steve Jobs' father was a Syrian Refugee 12 Dec 2015 00:54 #8831

  • Robert.M
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I thought this was really interesting information to pass along.
Could you imagine this world without Steve Job’s worldwide influence? Did you know that Jobs’ father was a Syrian refugee after World War two?

The street artist Banksy is most known for his controversial yet prevalent street art. His most recent painting features Apple creator Steve Jobs holding a black bag an original Apple computer. This painting came with a rare accompanying quote from Banksy. He says he created this image to get the point across that immigrants shouldn’t be looked as a burden. If America didn’t let Steve Jobs’ father into the United States, it is very possible the world would be without the many technologies we have come to depend on. His father left Homs after the second world war in order to escape the devastating circumstances that surrounded the country after the war.

This piece is called “the jungle” and it was first seen on the wall of the Calais refugee camp.
This artwork is one of many pieces Banksy has created in response to the current refugee crisis.
Banksy has also been sending leftover infrastructures from his California theme park Dismaland, that closed in September, to Calais. The parts are being used to help build homes for the 7000+ refugees.

Link to a photo of the street art below
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Steve Jobs' father was a Syrian Refugee 25 Sep 2016 22:55 #10359

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HI Robert, that is really interesting! I never knew that his dad was a Syrian refugee. That is actuality pretty encouraging to other people in the US and Syrian Refugees to see how there is hope for success and how Steve Jobs has forever changed the technology world.
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