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Naif Al-Mutawa:
Superheroes inspired by Islam

TEDGlobal 2010 · 18:22 · Filmed Jul 2010
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Naif Al-Mutawa: Superheroes inspired by Islam
18:22 · Filmed July 2010 at TEDGlobal 2010 · Subtitles available in 23 languages

In "THE 99," Naif Al-Mutawa's new generation of comic book heroes fight more than crime — they smash stereotypes and battle extremism. Named after the 99 attributes of Allah, his characters reinforce positive messages of Islam and cross cultures to create a new moral framework for confronting evil, even teaming up with the Justice League of America.

Creator, The 99
Naif Al-Mutawa has created a group of comic superheroes based on Islamic culture and religion. They derive their superpowers from the 99 attributes of Allah. Full bio
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