Zak Ebrahim

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Zak Ebrahim
Abdulaziz El Sayyid Nosair

(1983-03-24) March 24, 1983 (age 37)
OccupationPeace campaigner, author

Zak Ebrahim (born Abdulaziz El Sayyid Nosair, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 24, 1983[1]) is an American peace campaigner and author. He is the son of El Sayyid Nosair, who assassinated Meir Kahane, the founder of the Jewish Defense League and a militant Orthodox rabbi.[2] Nosair was later convicted of involvement in the New York City landmark bomb plot.[2]

After several years of hiding his true identity, Abdulaziz changed his name to Zak Ebrahim and began to speak publicly about his father's activities and in favor of peace.[3] He released his first book, The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice through Simon & Schuster in September 2014.[4][5] It won an American Library Association award in 2015.[6]

Other family[edit]

Ebrahim's mother, a native of Pittsburgh born Karen Mills, changed her name to Khadijah, when she left Roman Catholicism for Islam, in 1982. He has a brother, and a half-sister from his mother's previous marriage.


  • Ebrahim, Zak; Giles, Jeff. The Terrorist's Son. Simon & Schuster/ TED. ISBN 978-1476784809.


  1. ^ "About TED Books". TED. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Interview: Zak Ebrahim, Author Of 'The Terrorist's Son'". NPR. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  3. ^ Marianne Perez de Fransius. "Zak Ebrahim – Choosing the Path of Peace". Peace Is Sexy. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  4. ^ Sam Levine (2014-09-21). "Here's How A Terrorist's Son Became A Peace Activist". Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  5. ^ Cahalan, Susannah (August 31, 2014). "My dad, the terrorist: 1993 WTC jihadist's son reveals painful past". Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  6. ^ Torgovnick May, Kate (February 2, 2015). ""The Terrorist's Son" wins American Library Association award". TED. Retrieved 29 July 2016.

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