A story of choice ted books by zak ebrahim the terrorists son. While in prison, nosair helped plan the bombing of the world trade center in 1993. With an overdrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for ataglance information about availability. The memoir which became the first ted book in print in september was named a recipient of the alex award today. For most of his life, ebrahim lied to people about. Its an inspirational and uplifting book that shows it is possible to overcome indoctrination and become a peaceloving, empathetic human being. A story of choice by zak ebrahim with jeff giles about the book zak ebrahim was only seven years old when, on november 5, 1990, his father, elsayyid nosair, shot and killed meir kahane, the leader of the jewish defense league.
Ted but years later, when he was old enough to read the details of the police raid of their home after the killing. His recently launched ted book, the terrorists son. A story of choice, traces his remarkable journey to escape his fathers legacy, and is a story. Zak ebrahim was only seven years old when, on november 5, 1990, his father, elsayyid nosair, shot and killed the leader of the jewish defense league. A story of choice ted originals unabridged by ebrahim, zak, ebrahim, zak isbn. Zak ebrahim is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics. In this book, ebrahim dispels the myth that terrorism is a foregone conclusion for people trained to hate. The terrorists son, by zak ebrahim with jeff giles. The terrorists son by zak ebrahim, jeff giles kirkus.
In 2014 ebrahim published the ted book the terrorists son, a memoir written with jeff giles about the path he took to turn away from hate. From behind bars his father, elsayyid nosair, comasterminded the 1993 bombing of the world trade center. The terrorists son by zak ebrahim, 9781476784809, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Zak ebrahim kept his family history a secret as they moved through a long succession of towns. In an inspiring conversation, the two share their personal histories of lives devastated by violence and rebuilt by tolerance. His story is shocking, powerful and, ultimately, inspiring. The estimated speaking fee range to book zak ebrahim for your event is available upon request. Despite the clarity of the writing, these emotions are experienced through a glass darkly and are spooky to the point of chilling. When zak ebrahim was seven, his family went on the run.
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Zak ebrahim was born in pittsburgh, pennsylvania, on march 24, 1983, the son of an egyptian industrial engineer and an american school teacher. Groomed for terror, zak ebrahim chose a different life. I kept my identity a secret from my classmates to avoid being targeted, but as it turns out, being the quiet, chubby new kid in class. Zak ebrahim is an american peace campaigner and author. In a followup meeting, they came to a surprising consensus.
Zak ebrahim, author of the terrorists son to speak at the. Start a free 30day trial today and get your first audiobook free. I bought this after watching zak ebrahims ted talk. Zak ebrahim generally travels from and can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. A story of choice ted books by zak ebrahim pdf, epub ebook d0wnl0ad an extraordinary story, never before told. Zak ebrahims father, elsayed nosair, was involved in the bombing of the world trade center in 1993. Zak ebrahim was just seven years old when his father helped plan the 1993 world. The terrorists son ebook by zak ebrahim rakuten kobo. This wideranging boxed set of ten ted books titles covers everything from architecture to business, space travel to love. Zak ebrahims the terrorists son has won an american library association award.
In 20, he participated in teds talent search in new york city, and was selected to speak at the main conference, ted2014, in vancouver, bc. About zak ebrahims ted talk zak ebrahim is the son of terrorist elsayyid nosair, one of the masterminds of the 1993 world trade center bombing. Listen to the terrorists son a story of choice by zak ebrahim available from rakuten kobo. Yet, though his radicalized father and uncles modeled fanatical beliefs, to ebrahim something never felt right. Instead, zak was at the beginning of a long journey to comprehend his past.
Later, ebrahims father was also convicted of helping plot the first world trade center bombing from prison. Zak ebrahims journey from audition tape to the ted stage to book. Zak ebrahim is not my real name and was changed when my family decided to cut ties with my father, elsayed nosair, the first member of a bin laden organization to shed blood on american soil. Zak ebrahims father was convicted as a conspirator of the 1993 world trade center bombing. When ebrahim was seven, his father shot and killed the founder of the jewish defense league, rabbi meir kahane. Ted books by zak ebrahim learn about the ted books. Zak ebrahim is the son of a convicted terrorist, but chose the path toward tolerance.
The terrorists son hardcover a story of choice ted books by zak ebrahim. His story is shocking, powerful, and ultimately, inspiring. Book discussion on the terrorists son copies of the short ted book are available to interested in students, faculty and staff. New releases, upcoming books, video, excerpts and special features. The terrorists son book by zak ebrahim official publisher page. His ted talk was released on sept 9, 2014, in conjunction with his ted book, the terrorists son. Zak ebrahims journey from audition tape to the ted stage. Zak will be at carnegie mellon on november 8 to tell his story and discuss empathy, peace, and mutual understanding as a part of spirituality development month.
Zak ebrahim is the son of a terroristhis father helped plan the bombing of the world trade center in 1993. The terrorists son is a very short book that provides a fascinating look into the life of a man raised by a terrorist in america. Zak ebrahim shares his experiences being raised in an extremist ideology and his path to selfdiscovery in the talk. The book needed to be written in less than two months time. The terrorists son ted books by zak ebrahim hardcover. For media, and general inquiries or to book zak ebrahim to speak, please contact.538 360 801 1479 748 985 1358 940 757 1128 1489 1188 1172 281 1081 63 1332 323 720 1298 1324 750 1281 1401 431 1387 121 407 112 1293 586 501 81 397 541 416 1461 1162 341 780