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The artist known as Banksy just unveiled a painting in the refugee camp in Calais, France, depicting Steve Jobs as a Syrian refugee. The elusive artist released a rare statement to go along with the mural:

We’re often led to believe migration is a drain on the country’s resources but Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian migrant. Apple is the world’s most profitable company, it pays over $7billion a year in taxes–and it only exists because they allowed in a young man from Homs.

The birth city of Abdulfattah “John” Jandali (Jobs’ biological father) has been ravaged by Syria’s brutal civil war.

Banksy: Steve Jobs