Siraj Hashmi

Siraj Hashmi

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Assistant Editor

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shashmi@redalertpolitics.com

Siraj is the assistant editor at Red Alert Politics. He was born in Hartford, CT where he grew up. He also lived in Lahore, Pakistan during a part of his childhood. He has a bachelor's degree in biology from Dickinson College.

He still remembers the sad depressing day when the Hartford Whalers left town, but has been rewarded with multiple championship celebrations between the UConn Huskies, New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Arsenal FC.

Articles From Siraj

Berkeley: We did everything in our power to protect Coulter’s rights

Trump supporter thrown to the ground and beaten by Antifa members at Berkeley March 4 Trump. (Photo via Twitter)

UC-Berkeley is trying to change the record on what happened to conservative writer and pundit Ann Coulter’s speech, which was canceled ahead of its scheduled time on Thursday. After telling the New York Times that she was withdrawing her talk, Coulter took to Twitter to say, “I’m so sorry Berkeley canceled my speech. I’m so […]

Union tells professors to protest ‘facist’ Trump. This professor is fighting back

(Photo via Facebook)

Don’t you love it when you’re taking a calculus class in college and instead of teaching differentials or integrals your professor gets into a 30-minute anti-Trump rant? At the City University of New York, the union representing professors are urging CUNY faculty to protest President Trump on May 1st, infamously known as the anarchist holiday “May Day.” […]

John Legend rips Trump:”Doesn’t have any depth about any subject” [VIDEO]

Someone get John Legend a Pepsi. (Photo via AP)

Liberals in Hollywood live by a code: their beloved leaders get every benefit of the doubt, but Republicans, particularly Donald Trump, get nothing. Ahead of his TIME 100 Gala performance, R&B singer and actor John Legend trashed President Trump, and in the same breath dismissed everything former President Barack Obama did and is doing in […]

Economist: Trump’s tax reform plan will help millennials big league

President Trump is proposing the "biggest tax cut" in U.S. history, and millennials will love it. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

On Wednesday, the Trump administration proposed the “biggest tax cut” in U.S. history for individuals and businesses, as well as a plan for simplifying the tax code that would impact just about every American. For individuals, there will likely be three tax brackets (35, 25, and 10 percent) instead of seven brackets. Standard deductions will be […]

Trump signs order to get feds out of K-12 education

The end of government overreach is nigh after Trump signed an executive order to reduce the federal government's role in education. (Photo via AP)

The end of big government interfering with our children’s education is nigh. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to pull the federal government out of K-12 education and return control to state and local officials. The order, titled “Education Federalism Executive Order,” will give Education Secretary Betsy DeVos 300 days to review, modify, […]

Harvard: Millennials believe half their Facebook feed is ‘fake news’

Ever since Trump coined the phrase, the perception of how much "fake news" is out there is out of control. (Photo via Fox News)

The battle over “fake news” is out of control. Instead of dismissing a story that may be inaccurate as false or conspiracy theory, it gets tagged with the very Trumpian label “fake news.” According to a new poll from the Harvard Institute of Politics, however, the perception over what is and isn’t “fake news” is […]

Heineken ad gets political, nails how discourse should be [VIDEO]

(Photo via Heineken)

Seldomly in life you should take advice from a beer company. However, Heineken’s new ad titled ‘World’s Apart’ is using a social experiment to challenge people on how they view certain issues if they’re confronted with someone who fundamentally disagrees with them. However, they have no idea going in that they disagree with each other. […]

Ann Coulter cancels speech at Berkeley

"It's a sad day for free speech," said Coulter after she canceled her talk at UC-Berkeley over growing threats of violence. (Photo via AP)

Free speech took a huge blow on Wednesday after conservative writer and pundit Ann Coulter withdrew from giving a speech at University of California-Berkeley. It was reported on Tuesday from the Washington Examiner that Coulter’s main sponsor, Young America’s Foundation, would be pulling its support over safety concerns to its staff and students. Coulter told the New […]

Comedian hilariously gives out Pepsi to Berkeley protesters [VIDEO]

Will any Berkeley protesters help heal America by drinking Pepsi? (Photo via YouTube)

Ever since Kendall Jenner infamously handed a can of soda to a police officer at protest in Pepsi’s ridiculous ad, people have taken up themselves to see if they can help bridge the divide in America with the cool, refreshing taste of Pepsi cola. Comedian Vito Gesualdi went to Berkeley earlier this month and recorded his entire […]

If Coulter speaks at Berkeley, police say violence “99 percent” likely

AP Photo/Ben Margot

What was once the cradle of free speech in America, Berkeley has become a cesspool of triggered snowflake liberals who can’t take a spoonful of conservative thought without rioting in the streets. Conservatives know it. The media knows it. And now, law enforcement is anticipating more violence if conservative writer and pundit Ann Coulter speaks at Berkeley […]

Poll: Dems say talk and protest cause change, GOP says community service

Millennials in Boston are protesting Donald Trump's victory, but now they're trying to save their fellow undocumented classmates from being deported (via Twitter/Zeninjor Enwemeka)

We always knew that America was sharply divided between red states and blue states, but according to the Harvard Institute of Politics, the two sides couldn’t be more different in how they wish to produce change in America. According to Harvard IOP’s new poll on young Americans, Democrats (aged 18-29) believe that they can enact […]

Sources: Jeb Bush, Derek Jeter win bid to purchase Miami Marlins

Jeb! Bush is an MLB owner now? Color him surprised. (Photo via AP)

Welp, looks like we can officially call the “Marlins” the “Marlins!” According to Bloomberg, the coalition of former Republican presidential candidate Jeb(!) Bush and former New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter have won an auction to purchase the Miami Marlins. While the price of the team has not yet been disclosed, bidding amounts were rumored to […]

Ex-Muslim: Islam is in crisis, needs Islamophobia

Criticism of Islam is badly needed otherwise the religion of 1.6 billion adherents will continue to lost its way, according to one former Muslim. (Photo via AP)

Earlier this month, 23-year-old journalism student Mashal Khan was viciously beaten, bludgeoned, and lynched by a mob at Abdul Wali Khan University in Pakistan for allegedly posting “blasphemous” content of the Prophet Muhammad online. It’s the type of murder that inspired former Muslim Omar Mahmood to say that Mashal Khan could’ve been him. “I am an apostate […]

Caitlyn Jenner: A pro-LGBT GOP more likely than Dems cutting taxes [VIDEO]

(Photo via Fox News)

In his first show since succeeding Bill O’Reilly in the 8pm ET slot, Tucker Carlson spoke with Caitlyn Jenner about her thoughts on President Trump and his support for the LGBT community as well as her new memoir, The Secrets of My Life. During the Republican National Convention, Jenner admitted that it was harder for her to come […]

U.N. becomes bipartisan joke, elects Saudi Arabia to women’s rights commission

Saudi Arabia is now a champion for women? Apparently, according to the United Nations. (Photo via Qassim Girls Council)

The United Nations might finally be on the cusp on being disbanded. This past week, the UN elected the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to its Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) for a four-year term between 2018-2022. The CSW “is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and […]

Conservatives win: High school reverses course, will host “America Monday”

(Photo via Loudoun County Public Schools)

Nowadays when a school caves to student demands, it usually comes from social justice warriors who demand a safe space, the cancellation of a conservative speaker, or the firing of a professor or teacher for not acknowledging their sensitivities. However, Loudoun County High School in Leesburg, Virginia (just outside Washington, DC) is giving into the […]

Even Gayle King admits Chelsea can’t beat Trump in 2020 [VIDEO]

Liberals are starting to get it. Chelsea Clinton isn't their savior. (Photo via Variety)

While the media continues to prop up former First Daughter and multi-millionaire Chelsea Clinton as the true heir to the Clinton dynasty (as the rest of us throw up), CBS News’ Gayle King appears to be conceding that Chelsea can’t beat Trump in 2020. After the Variety’s Power of Women luncheon on Friday in which […]

College stops fundraiser for Vets due to “cultural appropriation,” but can’t name which culture they appropriated

Who knew that using a rap pun for a college fundraiser is appropriating culture? (Photo via YouTube)

The 2016 late summer hit “Bad and Boujee” by the Atlanta trap trio Migos became the subject of controversy after a greek fraternity at American University tried to use the name of the song for an event they were planning to host. According to the Washington Post, Sigma Alpha Mu (SAM) planned a fundraiser for a […]

Jeb! and Jeter attempt to buy low-energy Miami Marlins

(AP Photos)

Politics and baseball are two American pastimes that are often parallel of each other due to their rich and extensive histories. So, it would make sense that a politician and a retired baseball legend with extensive histories in their given fields to come together and buy an MLB team. According to the Miami Herald, former […]

Trump’s biggest deal yet? Americans released from Egyptian prison

President Trump just negotiated for the release of this woman (center), Aya Hijazi, along with her husband and four others from an Egyptian prison. (Photo via AP)

After weeks of negotiating, President Trump pulled off his biggest deal yet by demanding the release of Egyptian American humanitarian worker Aya Hijazi, her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, and four others from an Egyptian prison. Hijazi and her husband flew back home to the United States on Thursday night. President Trump, who quietly negotiated with Egyptian President […]