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The Power of Story – The courage to believe in nonviolence | Zak Ebrahim | TEDxHimi
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Added Aug 25, 2016
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Zak publicly spoke at TED 2014 that he was the son of a terrorist. Here at TEDx Himi, he speaks about the power of story. He meets Sharon, who later becomes his best friend, and realizes the importance of not hiding his identity and story that he is the son of a terrorist. Let’s think together what peace is, what a peaceful world looks like, and what we should do in order to attain it.

Ebhrahim was born in Pittsburgh in the United States to an Egyptian father and American mother. Ebrahim's father, El Sayyid Nosair, was involved in both the 1990 assassination of Meir Kahane, founder of the Jewish Defense League, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Following his arrest, Zak changed his name to Zak Ebrahim in order to sever all ties with his father. In 2014, he confessed on the TED stage that he was the son of a terrorist, drawing the attention of all of America.

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