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

Website exposes millennials who take selfies at Holocaust memorial

A website is dedicated to exposing inappropriate millennial social media posts at the Holocaust memorial in Berlin, Germany. The site's creator calls it 'Yolocaust.' (Photo via Instagram)

Millennials taking selfies is a testament to how far the digital age has progressed. However, young people aren’t particularly cognizant of where or when it’s appropriate to hop in front of their smartphone. And it has become a problem at places commemorating history’s biggest atrocities. Israeli satirist and author Shahak Shapira started a website called Yolocaust exposing people […]

Black college marching band playing at Trump’s inauguration raises $630K

Talladega College took a big risk going to Trump's inauguration, and it's paying off bigly. (Photo via Talladega College)

The historically black Talladega College in Alabama doesn’t have to worry about money for a while. Thanks to Donald Trump. After Talladega announced they would be participating in the 58th presidential inauguration parade, the backlash was swift and severe. Many alumni even expressed their desire to return their diplomas and degrees out of shame for […]

Putin: Russian prostitutes “best in the world,” calls Trump accusations “fake” [VIDEO]

Putin and Trump might pretend to not be friends, but the two are speaking very highly of one another. (Photo via AP)

Following the explosive dossier published by BuzzFeed alleging that President-elect Donald Trump had met with prostitutes in Russia, Vladimir Putin addressed the issue head on. The Russian president told reporters at the Kremlin on Tuesday that the unsubstantiated dossier are “obvious fabrications.” He also pointed out that Trump couldn’t have possibly hired prostitutes because of […]

Tucker’s bizarre interview with Demand Protest is TV gold [VIDEO]

Tucker Carlson takes on the head of Demand Protest, and the interview takes a very strange twist. (photo via Fox News)

Tucker Carlson continues his two month hitting streak in his 9pm slot (formerly 7pm) on Fox News. And somehow, his shows keep one-upping the previous one. On Tuesday night’s episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight, the host invited a man identifying himself as “Dom Tullipso,” who heads up the group Demand Protest. The Leftist group allegedly […]

Chelsea Handler: The Kardashians helped elect Trump

Neglecting the voters, liberal comedienne Chelsea Handler believes the Kardashians are responsible for electing Donald Trump. (Photo via AP)

First, it was Amy Schumer, then Lena Dunham, now liberals are devouring the Kardashians. In a new interview with Variety, liberal comedian and Netflix host Chelsea Handler described how devastated she was by the election results to the point where she no longer felt she could go on with doing comedy. “I’m not going to be […]

Liberal groups offer full-time jobs to protest Trump

Are you a broke millennial protesting Donald Trump? One group now wants to pay you for your efforts. (Photo via AP)

Donald Trump promised to be the greatest jobs president you ever saw. Even for liberals. Demand Protest, a San Francisco based Leftist group that calls itself the “largest private grassroots support organization in the United States,” is posting ads on Backpage.com with the header, “Get paid fighting against Trump!” Posted on January 12th, the ad […]

Video: DC groups plotting shutdown of Inauguration events

It will be a day of celebration in Washington, DC on Friday, however, several Leftist groups have other plans to rain on Donald Trump's parade. (Photo via AP)

Liberal groups are literally doing everything in their power to sabotage President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. They’re even willing to maliciously break the law to spite Trump supporters attending this Friday’s Deploraball at the National Press Club. In a new video from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, an undercover investigation found that leftist groups like the DC […]

Flop: Georgetown’s anti-Trump “resistance” teach-in attracts little support

Liberals are doomed if they're going to forums to find ways to resist Trump and instead just complain about their current situation. (Photo via Amelia Irvine/LifeNews)

With only days until President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office, liberals and social justice warriors are strategizing ways to resist the Republican agenda. And it’s consumed college professors and students. Georgetown University hosted a “teach-in” on Saturday billed as a forum on “the nature of the relationship of Trumpism to racism, bigotry, and oppression” […]

Report: By all measures, millennials are worse off than their parents

We knew millennials had it bad, but we didn't know it was this bad. (Photo via AP)

The millennial struggle is real. In a new report from the Young Invincibles, millennials are earning lower incomes, are less likely to own a home, and have a lower net wealth than their parents’ generation (i.e. Baby Boomers) at the same stage of life. The report, titled “The Financial Health of Young America: Measuring Generational […]

Professor: If I could, I’d carry a concealed gun on campus

More and more states are beginning to allow guns on college campuses. Is this a model that can be replicated throughout the country? (Photo via AP)

After the Ohio State University attack in November 2016, state legislatures around the country are debating whether or not to allow guns on campus. Texas started the concealed carry movement on campuses and it’s been going better than any liberal could have imagined. Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a bill into law in December that would […]

Cory Booker is not the progressive savior Bernie Bros are looking for

A lot of folks are speculating about a 2020 run for NJ Sen. Cory Booker, but progressives see through his record. (Photo via CQ Roll Call)

Democrats are still reeling from an election upset of Hillary Clinton, and they’re looking for any liberal or progressive to lead them in the future who isn’t named Bernie Sanders. Enter Cory Booker, the Democratic Senator from New Jersey. During the confirmation hearing of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Booker broke with precedent and testified against Trump’s […]

Restaurant chain takes shot at Trump with new online ad [VIDEO]

Nando's, an international chicken restaurant, is going to war with Donald Trump through an ad campaign. Here's why that's a bad idea. (Photo via Nando's)

Social media is great for politics. When Facebook and Twitter started out more than a decade ago, users would share their thoughts and opinions, and miraculously gain thousands of followers. Now, restaurants are getting in on the action. This week, Nando’s, the Mozambician/Portugese restaurant that specializes in chicken, started a politically charged ad campaign directly […]

‘Black-ish’ defies Hollywood, offers balanced view on Trump [VIDEO]

It took two months, but the hit sitcom Blackish hits it out of the park with their episode dedicated to the 2016 election and Trump's upset. (Photo via ABC)

The ABC hit sitcom Black-ish has been blazing a trail in terms of tackling political and social commentary while also dealing with race relations in America using comedy and satire. However, the show took two months to air an episode dedicated to the results of the 2016 presidential election, which, oddly enough, aired Wednesday night, […]

New Facebook program stops fake news (like Buzzfeed?)

Facebook wants to combat hoaxes and fake news, but has done nothing to stop publications like BuzzFeed from spreading false stories. (Photo via Facebook)

In an explosive new report from BuzzFeed, a dossier, compiled by a purported former British intelligence official, alleged that Russia had compromising information about President-elect Donald Trump. Admittedly, BuzzFeed states that the dossier contains multiple errors and cannot be independently verified. However, Ben Smith, editor-in-chief at the publication known for its listicles, gave the article the green […]

Harambe 2017? HarambeForGovernor.com redirects to candidate’s website

Denver Riggleman may be an underdog in the Virginia gubernatorial race, he's got a lot of tricks up his sleeve. (Photo via Washington Post)

Denver Riggleman, a US Air Force veteran and former Intelligence officer, announced this week his intention to run for the Republican ticket of governor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Riggleman, who co-owns a distillery, has low name recognition, but plenty of promise to make an impact in a gubernatorial race that’s wide open. How so? Well, […]

Friend of Charleston victim: Roof deserved death, but death penalty is still wrong

The Charleston Church Massacre was devastating for the town of Charleston, SC, and the death penalty for white supremacist and convicted murderer Dylann Roof doesn't bring much solace. (Photo via NY Daily News)

The death sentence verdict for murderer and avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof comes with mixed emotions for many millennials. Roof, who massacred nine black people at the Emanuel AME Church in June 2015, will spend the rest of his life on death row, and will be the first to receive the death penalty for a […]

ISIS parody video: Offensive or a blast of hilarity? [VIDEO]

The Real Housewives of ISIS is offensive to some and hilarious to others. Should we allow satire like this to continue? (Photo via BBC2)

You’ve probably seen it on the internet: the comedy sketch that plays off the reality TV show “Real Housewives” and applies it to the Islamic State. The Real Housewives of ISIS comedy sketch on BBC2’s new show Revolting has split the internet in half between people who think the sketch is Islamophobic and others who think […]

Even Cornel West thinks Obama’s presidency was a failure

Infamous professor and Liberal thinker Dr. Cornel West thinks Obama could've been somebody, instead he chose to be a failure. (Photo via AP)

While Democrats throughout the country bid farewell and extend their gratitude to President Obama, there is one prominent liberal who is holding out: Dr. Cornel West. In a scathing op-ed published on The Guardian, West doesn’t believe that Obama directly produced President-elect Donald Trump, but he played a significant role in helping him get elected. But, most of […]

Millennials pessimistic about Trump economy: Can it be worse than Obama?

Millennials think the economy in 2017 is going to be worse than 2016. Do they not remember anything over the last 8 years under a Democratic president? (Photo via AP)

Millennials have often been described as an overly naïve and optimistic bunch by disgruntled Gen-Xers. However, after 2016, young Americans’ entire worldview is changing, and everything is going to sh-t. In a new survey from Country Financial Group, millennials are feeling worse about the economy in 2017 than they did in 2016. The insurance and investment firm […]

Young Obama voter admits: Race relations are worse after Obama [VIDEO]

Despite being the first black president, many feel that President Obama has done more to harm race relations than help it, especially black conservatives. (Photo via AP)

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that when a new president is elected, the country is divided along partisan lines. However, it’s somewhat novel to think that race relations under a black president are worse by the time he leaves office than when he was sworn in — especially when young African Americans are leveling this […]