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Masood Akhtar

Masood Akhtar

Masood Akhtar is Masood Akhtar is a Muslim American businessman who is the founder and president of We Are Many-United Against Hate, a statewide, non-partisan movement where people who are urban and rural, spiritual and secular can unite together to build an inclusive community. The group’s website is united-against-hate.org.

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Masood Akhtar, of Middleton, and a group of dignitaries from Kashmir and Wisconsin met with Sen. Tammy Baldwin in November to discuss “Minorities under threat under Prime Minister Narendara Modi and Call to Action” (Photo courtesy of Akhtar)

It is our moral obligation to support those fighting for India’s secular democracy

By: - January 2, 2020

The diversity of protesters on the streets speaking out against the Citizens Amendment Bill (CAB) — a path to citizenship — reflects what true India is.  My hat is off to those people.   It reminds me of India when I was growing up in the city of Shahjahanpur Uttar Pradesh, India. In my neighborhood, we […]

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DRAKETOWN, GA Members of the National Socialist Movement, one of the largest neo-Nazi groups in the US, hold a swastika burning. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Anti-immigrant rhetoric led to acid attack in Milwaukee

By: - November 4, 2019

An ugly incident on Milwaukee’s south side where Mahud Villalaz, a 42-year-old U.S. citizen who immigrated from Peru, had acid thrown in his face is the tragic but inevitable byproduct of relentless scapegoating and demonizing of immigrants by elected officials from the president on down. Immigrant bashing is being regularly employed for political gain. The […]