Guarding the Secrets by Ellen Harris
Palestinian Terrorism and a Father's Murder of His Too-American Daughter

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Recounts the terror-stricken life and murder of sixteen-year-old Tina Isa, who was condemned by her other family members for becoming Americanized, before her father, an accused Palestinian terrorist, stabbed her to death. 20,000 first printing. Tour.
 

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Published April 3, 1995 by Scribner. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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In 1991, however, it was finally revealed that the Isa house had been bugged because Zein was suspected of clandestine activities in the US in support of Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal, and it was suggested that Tina- -short for Palestina--had been murdered because she knew too much.

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This true-crime study spotlights the clashing of cultures. TV reporter Harris (Dying to Get Married) relates the tragic story of 16-year-old Tina Isa, murdered in Missouri in 1989 by her father, Zein

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The proximate cause of the slaying was Tina's attempted assimilation into American culture--her wanting to become independent, to get a job, to date an African American teenager--but the root causes, according to the author, lay in the misogyny of Islam and in the clannish nature of rural Palesti...

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