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“I believe empathy is more powerful than hate, and our lives should be dedicated to making it go viral.”
– Zak Ebrahim, author of The Terrorist's Son

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The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice
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"Everyone has a choice. Even if you’re trained to hate, you can choose tolerance. You can choose empathy." An American boy raised on dogma and hate, who chose a different path — this is Zak Ebrahim's story, shared on the TED stage and available now as a TED Book.

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