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New Superhero is a Muslim-American Girl

A popular U.S. comics brand is introducing a female Muslim superhero to its stable of characters. Ms. Marvel will be a 16-year-old Pakistani immigrant living in New Jersey. The company, whose most popular characters include Spider-Man and the X-Men, says Ms. Marvel, aka Kamala Khan, will be the first in a series of characters who are both female and Muslim. “The Ms. Marvel mantle has passed to Kamala Khan, a high school student from Jersey City who struggles to reconcile being an...

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