The government of Syria has banned Apple’s iPhone in an effort to fight protesters who took to social media to expose the violence in the troubled nation. Yay! Many activists have been documenting the killings in Syria and protests that started January 26. They are using iPhones to share images and video clips on social media sites such as Twitter and YouTube. The authorities obviously figured out banning the iconic smartphone is the way to go.
Meanwhile, Steve Jobs’s biological father, Syrian-born Abdulfattah John Jandali, has joined the Syrian Sit-in movement on YouTube in solidarity with the Syrian people. The Syrian Sit-in invites activists from all over the world to express their solidarity with the demands of the Syrian people. Jandali says in the clip:
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.