Bader Qarmout is an American of Jordanian descent. He was born in the country of Jordan to Christian parents. Being Christians in any Arab nation is not easy.
Bader is one of 9 children and the entire Qarmout family immigrated to the United States in the mid-seventies. Bader’s father and older brothers worked at a plastic factory in Moonachie, NJ. The family of 9 children lived in a motor home parked in the parking lot of the factory. Every now and then, a police officer on patrol would notice the motor home parked between the trucks and kick them out. Bader says “If we were poor we never knew it.”