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Siraj Hashmi

Siraj Hashmi


Assistant Editor


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

Hillary: We elected someone who admitted sexual assault to the presidency

Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is doing her part to condemn Donald Trump for his alleged sexual misconduct, and even made a comparison between him and Hollywood producer and loyal Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein. In two interviews in the U.K., Clinton made comparisons between Trump and Weinstein, both of […]

South Park rips Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg over Fake News [VIDEO]

Before season 21 aired in September, South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker made it a point to not make Donald Trump the central theme to every episode. So far, they’ve been successful, however, in episode 4 “Franchise Prequel,” they directed their social commentary to one of the social media platforms that helped put […]

Eminem vs. Trump: Rapper’s new video brings out hypocrisy and tribalism

On Tuesday night’s airing of the BET Hip Hop Awards, rapper Eminem eviscerated President Trump in a four-minute freestyle, accusing him of being a white supremacist and trying to start a nuclear holocaust. It was, by all means, pretty routine for Eminem (whose real name is Marshall Mathers) to go after the president, as he’s […]

ESPN’s Jemele Hill suspended for second social media violation

On Monday afternoon, ESPN announced that they are suspending Sportscenter co-host Jemele Hill for two weeks due to “a second violation of our social media guidelines.” Hill posted several tweets on Sunday advocating for a boycott of NFL advertisers. This decision comes after the ESPN host called President Donald Trump a “white supremacist.” “Jemele Hill […]

Hypocrisy? Bank that paid for ‘Fearless girl’ statue settles gender discrimination dispute

The bank that sponsored the famous ‘Fearless Girl’ statue on Wall Street opposite of the ‘Raging Bull’ is under fire for discriminating against hundreds of female executives for paying them less than their male colleagues. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the $2.6 trillion asset manager, State Street Corp., agreed to settle U.S. allegations […]

Halloween display shows ‘mad pirate king’ Trump colluding with Russia [VIDEO]

A year after depicting an epic Halloween display of Donald Trump’s border wall and Bernie Sanders in DNC ‘jail,’ Matt Warshauer of West Hartford, CT has outdone himself. However, instead of lampooning Donald Trump’s presidency, the history professor at Central Connecticut State University took a darker turn with his new display he calls “The Trumpian […]

I left the gun control movement after they came after people like me

The Las Vegas attack that took the lives of 59 people and wounded over 500 others became another mass shooting in which liberals called for gun control immediately. However, this time, as a Muslim American who had been staunchly liberal most my life, I find myself on the other side of the aisle. Only 16 […]

Even 538 admits that sweeping gun control doesn’t stop mass shootings

Like with any mass shooting that happens in the United States, the central conversation shifts almost immediately to what our lawmakers in Congress can do to restrict the sale and purchase of firearms beyond what is already regulated. However, according to one statistician from the website FiveThirtyEight who researched gun deaths in America, sweeping common-sense […]

PolitRicks: Rick & Morty goes after President… Obama? [VIDEO]

Never throughout the history of the multiverse did I think the hit adult cartoon Rick & Morty would get into American politics, but they did. Not only did they take a stab at ridiculing the American presidency, they directed more shots at former President Barack Obama than President Donald Trump. In the cartoon’s season 3 […]

Late night politics: Hosts push for gun control in wake of Las Vegas [VIDEO]

Between hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, and James Corden, the mood was somber throughout the late night comedy stratosphere. Every comic opened their show focusing on the tragic events that unfolded in Las Vegas on Sunday night where Stephen Paddock allegedly opened fire on a country music […]

Expert: Liberals don’t realize gun control punishes blacks, poor people the most

The calls from liberals for more gun control following the horrific shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 dead and 527 injured, but many of them don’t realize that the unintended consequences of such policies actually criminalize blacks and poor people the most. Adam Bates, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Project on Criminal […]

Country music stars mourn Las Vegas shooting, while everyone else politicizes it

Las Vegas is the latest city to witness such unspeakable horror after Stephen Pollack allegedly opened fire on a country music festival killing 58 and injuring over 500 people. Yet, this country is more divided than ever in how everyone’s coming to grips with the tragedy. The response that we’re seeing from country music stars […]

Expert: ISIS wasn’t behind Las Vegas, but they don’t often “make false claims” – EXCLUSIVE

Hours after Stephen Paddock allegedly fired a fully automatic weapon into a crowd of country music fans attending a concert in Las Vegas, killing 58 and injuring over 500 people, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. On Monday, the Islamic State said that Paddock is one of its “soldiers” through its Amaq news agency. […]

Uniter-in-Chief: President Trump delivers the Las Vegas response Hillary Clinton couldn’t

President Donald Trump spoke in front of the nation in a televised address on Monday in the wake of one of the largest (if not the largest) mass shootings in U.S. history, calling it “an act of pure evil.” He offered his condolences and attempted to bring a divided nation together. “In moments of tragedy […]

Liberal senators and pundits couldn’t wait to politicize Las Vegas shooting

Following the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 400 others, liberal pundits and politicians on Twitter have been quick to politicize the tragedy. The Las Vegas Metro Police Department (LVMPD) identified the shooter as 64-year-old, Stephen Paddock, who was a white man living in nearby […]

NBA to players: You will stand during the anthem

While professional sports leagues try to figure out how to deal with their athletes who use the national anthem as a time to protest, the NBA is making it clear to its players that they will stand throughout the song. According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum sent a memo to all […]

SNL lampoons liberal social justice culture with “woke jeans” ad [VIDEO]

Saturday Night Live returned for its 43rd season this weekend and reminded audiences that they can poke fun at liberals for their absurdity just as much as President Trump. In a parody ad, SNL cast members (and host Ryan Gosling) portrayed models wearing different types of jeans and began critiquing their clothes and what they […]

Free market: Target to raise their minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020

On Monday, the second-largest discount store retailer, Target, announced that it will be raising wages for its workers to $15 per hour by 2020. It will raise hourly minimum wage to $11 per hour by October of this year. “This significant investment in its team will allow Target to continue to recruit and retain strong […]

Erasing history? 70,000 conservatives want to tear down Baltimore statue

A petition has gone viral to remove a statue in Baltimore, Maryland. However, it’s not a statue that pays tribute to Confederate leaders or soldiers — it’s a statue of former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. The petition on has gained close to 70,000 signatures for the statue of the future Hall of Fame […]

Head of Air Force Academy delivers powerful speech on racism [VIDEO]

The Air Force Academy Superintendent has two words for racist cadets at his institution, “Get out.” Following an incident at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School where someone wrote racial slurs on the message board outside the dorm room of five African American cadet candidates, Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria addressed the 5,000 cadets during an assembly to […]