I am the son of a terrorist. Here's how I chose peace
Zak Ebrahim was just seven years old when his father helped plan the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. His story is shocking, powerful and, ultimately, inspiring.
Of all the powerful statements Zak puts forward in this eye opening video, here is one that stood out strongly to us:
On a nightly basis, Jon Stewart forced me to be intellectually honest with myself about my own bigotry and helped me to realize that a person's race, religion or sexual orientation had nothing to do with the quality of one's character. He was in many ways a father figure to me when I was in desperate need of one.
Inspiration can often come from an unexpected place, and the fact that a Jewish comedian had done more to positively influence my worldview than my own extremist father is not lost on me.
At Dads.Co, we've made it our mission to help the world view dads in a more positive and valuable light. Zak's story definitely changed the way we view the 'culture of terrorism' and at the same time made us think differently about our role as fathers and global citizens.
We hope his story moves you in the way it has moved us and hope you'll share it with someone important in your life.
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