Jun 21 2012
Litigation jihadists from The Council on ANTI-American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on Apple to change its policy following reports of Farsi-speaking customers being denied service.
AJC Sahar Sabet, an Iranian-American student, said an Apple Store employee Alpharetta, GA refused to sell her an iPad on after hearing that she would be sending it to her cousin in Iran. The stores manager said, ‘I just can’t sell this to you. Our countries have bad relations,’ ” Sabet told Channel 2.
A manager at the mall later showed Channel 2 Apple’s policy, which states that the exportation, sale or supply from the U.S. to Iran of any Apple goods is strictly prohibited without the U.S. government’s authorization. A State Department representative also told Channel 2 that it is illegal to travel to Iran with laptops or satellite cellphones without U.S. approval.
“I feel like this is a bit of racial profiling (DING DING DING! Coaching by CAIR detected) against Iranians and I’m appalled,” Zack Jafarzadeh, who is from Virginia, told the TV station. He said he was denied service at the Apple Store in Perimeter Mall while trying to help a friend buy an iPhone. He said his friend is from Iran and is studying in the Atlanta area on a visa.