Even several weeks ago, INTERPOL wanted convicted terror-funder Shahid Uddin Khan and Tajul Islam Hashmi alias Taj Hashmi were allies, as they both have been running vile propaganda against Bangladesh. But not anymore! Few days ago, Shahid Uddin Khan sent a text to one of his contacts in Bangladesh stating: “Dekho chor Hashmi’r meye Canada te potitar kaj korey (Look thief Hashmi’s daughter is engaged in prostitution in Canada)”. This newspaper has copy of that WhatsApp communication.
As claimed by Shahid Uddin Khan, Taj Hashmi’s daughter, Sabrina Hashmi, who lives in Canada is known in the Bengali circle as a “filthy hooker”, while she also is known as “drug addict”. Shahid claims, although Taj Hashmi is aware of his daughter’s “nasty lifestyle”, he does not object as he too is known to his inner circle as “pervert” and “homosexual”.
Investigative reporters of this newspaper have found several evidences proving Taj Hashmi’s mindset of being notoriously anti-India, anti-Hindu and pro-Iran. While he accuses Wahhabism as the root cause of jihadism, he disagrees to admit Iran as a terror-patron nation or Palestinian Hamas as a mega-terror outfit.
According to information Taj Hashmi (Taj ul-Islam Hashmi), an anti-Semite individual with pro-Iran mindset was born in 1948 in Assam, India, to North Indian (UP) and Assamese parents, who moved to East Pakistan (Bangladesh since 1971) in the early 1950s. He holds an MA and BA (Hons) in Islamic History and Culture from Dhaka University and a PhD in modern South Asian history from the University of Western Australia.
He taught Islamic and modern South Asian history and cultural anthropology at universities in Bangladesh, Australia, Singapore and Canada. Since 2007, he is working as professor of security studies, teaching adult education courses for military and civilian officers for forty-odd countries, at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and an editorial board member of the journal, Contemporary South Asia since 1996.
Taj Hashmi has been a regular columnist with Dhaka’s leading English newspaper The Daily Star. He has also been a harsh critic of Rabindra Nath Tagore. In one of his writings titled ‘The Tagore Mania: Identity Crisis and Anti-Bangladesh Syndrome’ which was published on May 11, 2006 by the Simon Fraser University, Canada, Hashmi wrote: “I simply pity these people along with those who regard Rabindranath Tagore as the best poet, lyricist, short-story writer, novelist, essayist, Nobel Laureate, Zamindar, master, human being and what not! Those among these fanatically blind Rabindra-Bhaktas, who do not believe in God, consider him as one and all his writings as the substitute for the Bible, Quran and the Vedas. They are no better than the most fanatic mullahs, Hindu revivalists and the Neo-Cons in and around Washington D.C. All of them are dangerous to human dignity, peace and civilization. Their role vis-à-vis a sovereign Bangladesh, which has NO reason to be merged with West Bengal or India to become their slave (again?), is simply vicious, heinous and all Bangladeshis should be aware of it”.
Criticizing Indian national anthem, Taj Hashmi wrote: “While some historians think he wrote this song in praise of King-Emperor George V out of gratitude as he declared the annulment of the Partition in 1911 at the Delhi Durbar, others allude it to Tagore’s love for the Indian “Jana Gana” as the “Bharata Bhagya Bidhata”. Although I am very skeptical about the second assertion, yet I am not being judgemental as I do not have any evidence to substantiate either of the assertions. However, it is most likely that he wrote the song eulogizing George V as the “Bharata Bhagya Bidhata” (determinant of the fate of the Indians)”.
He compared Hindus and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) with Adolf Hitler stating: “Now, those who think Tagore was not an anti-Muslim communal person by citing examples from his short stories and fictions where he portrayed some Muslims as noble characters should re-read the following Tagore poems: Nava Barsha, Shivaji Utshab, Ma Bhoi and Brahman. What type of “non-communal” Maha Rishi (Great Saint) could glorify Hindu and Brahmin supremacy and the inhuman and barbaric Sati (Suttee) or burning of Hindu widows alive on their husband’s funeral pyre? His Shivaji Utshab was horridly a glorification of Hindutva as this poem not only eulogized Shivaji the Maratha nationalist against Mughal paramountcy (I have no problem with that) but it also contemplates the vision of “one religion in one country”. Was it very dissimilar from Hitler’s one race in one country or the fascist Shiv Sena’s and RSS’s advocacy for unadulterated Hindu supremacy in India?
“He [Tagore] was not that different so far as anti-Muslim public assertions are concerned from Bankim and Sarat Chatterjee. While Bankim considered Indian Muslims “unclean skin head foreigners” (mlechha javana nerey), Sarat Chatterjee publicly demanded the expulsion of Indian Muslims for the sake of a better India (in 1926 at a public meeting organized by the Hindu Mahasabha – see Joya Chatterjee’s Hindu Communalism and the Partition of Bengal), Tagore was sometimes more subtle in venting out his anti-Muslim sentiment”.
According to INTERPOL wanted Shahid Uddin Khan, “despite Taj Hashmi’s pro-Islamist mindset, his daughter Sabrina Hashmi lives a totally different life. She drinks alcohol, smokes cigar and spends romantic hours with men in swimming costume. Sabrina Hashmi regularly brands Bengalis as dirty rabbits”.
While Shahid Uddin Khan continue sharing Sabrina Hashmi’s private photos, this correspondent has already received plenty of photographs of the daughters of Shahid Uddin Khan where they are seen waiting in London’s nightclubs and sharing half-nude pictures on their social media accounts.