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The terrorist's son : a story of choice

Author: Zak Ebrahim; Jeff Giles
Publisher: New York, NY : TED Books, Simon & Schuster, Inc., [2014] ©2014
Series: Ted books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First TED books hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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What is it like to grow up with a terrorist in your home? Zak Ebrahim was only seven years old when, on November 5th, 1990, his father El-Sayyid Nosair shot and killed the leader of the Jewish Defense League. While in prison, Nosair helped plan the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. In one of his infamous video messages, Osama bin Laden urged the world to "Remember El-Sayyid Nosair." In The Terrorist's Son,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Zak Ebrahim; Zak Ebrahim; El-Sayyid Nosair; Zak Ebrahim; El-Sayed Nosair; Zak Ebrahim; Zak Ebrahim
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zak Ebrahim; Jeff Giles
ISBN: 9781476784809 1476784809 9780605861688 0605861684
OCLC Number: 880500046
Notes: "A TED Original"--Jacket.
"Zak Ebrahim, author of The Terrorist's Son," spoke at the TED Conference in 2014. His 9-minute talk, available for free at TED.com, was the inspiration for The Terrorist's Son."--Page [98].
Description: 96 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contents: November 5, 1990 : Cliffside Park, New Jersey --
Present day --
1981 : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania --
1986 : Jersey City, New Jersey --
January 1991 : Rikers Island Correctional Facility, New York --
December 21, 1991 : New York Supreme Court, Manhattan --
February 26, 1993 : Jersey City, New Jersey --
April 1996 : Memphis, Tennessee --
December 1998 : Alexandria, Egypt --
July 1999 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Series Title: Ted books.
Responsibility: by Zak Ebrahim ; with Jeff Giles.
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What is it like to grow up with a terrorist in your home? Zak Ebrahim was only seven years old when, on November 5th, 1990, his father El-Sayyid Nosair shot and killed the leader of the Jewish Defense League. While in prison, Nosair helped plan the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. In one of his infamous video messages, Osama bin Laden urged the world to "Remember El-Sayyid Nosair." In The Terrorist's Son, Ebrahim dispels the myth that terrorism is a foregone conclusion for people trained to hate. Based on his own journey, he shows that hate is always a choice and so is tolerance. Though Ebrahim was subjected to a violent, intolerant ideology throughout his childhood, he did not become radicalized. Terrorist groups tap into certain vulnerabilities that are usually circumstantial poverty, oppression, disenfranchisement, lack of resources and options. Ebrahim shows how those same vulnerabilities can create great strengths, leading people to form great reserves of empathy and tolerance. He believes that, because we all have a deep capacity for empathy, humans have the choice-and can find the will-to reject negative ideology.

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