Apple Store Refuses To Sell To American Citizens Speaking Farsi In Case They Might Send iPhone To Iran

from the policy-is-policy dept

This is just bizarre. Apparently, an Iranian-born American citizen who was speaking Farsi was denied the ability to buy an iPad and an iPhone because store employees cited an Apple policy barring the export of Apple products to Iran.
Jafarzadeh, who is from Virginia, said no one asked him where the phone was going. The employee only questioned his ethnicity.

"I feel like this is a bit of racial profiling against Iranians and I'm appalled," Jafarzadeh said.
It certainly sounds like Apple might want to train some of its employees a bit better in understanding what "export" means. And maybe Apple employees should also be made aware of the fact that American citizens can speak Farsi.

Filed Under: apple store, farsi, ipad, iphone, iranian-american, virginia
Companies: apple


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  1. icon
    Josef Anvil (profile), 21 Jun 2012 @ 1:49pm

    Re: Most offensive comment EVER!!!

    "To my knowledge a southern baptist from Georgia has never crashed a plane into a sky scraper, at least that I know of."


    You are correct, no southern baptist from Georgia has ever crashed a plane into a sky scraper.

    How many Iranian-Americans have gone around lynching innocent blacks or donning Klan uniforms and burning crosses on lawns and threatening blacks for no reason other than the color of their skin?

    Georgia has one of the worst records of domestic terrorism in US history. Pull your head out of your ass and research the KKK and the amount of "terrorism" that organization has inflicted on US soil.

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