Asher Hasan’s message of peace from Pakistan

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One of a dozen Pakistanis who came to TED India despite security hassles entering the country, TED Fellow Asher Hasan shows photos of ordinary Pakistanis that drive home a profound message for citizens of all nations: look beyond disputes, and see the humanity we share.

About Asher Hasan
Asher Hasan’s social enterprise Naya Jeevan (the name means “new life” in Urdu and Hindi) is the emerging world’s first HMO for the urban, working poor.

Naif Al-Mutawa: Superheroes inspired by Islam

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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.

About Naif Al-Mutawa
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.