Two Afghan evacuees arrested and charged with child sex crimes, assaulting wife at Fort McCoy

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MADISON, WI- On Wednesday, September 22nd, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced federal charges against two Afghan evacuees who were temporarily living at Fort McCoy.

Police say 20-year-old Bahrullah Noori has been charged with attempted to engage in a sexual act with a minor using force against that person. Noori has also been charged with three counts of engaging in a sexual act with a minor and one count alleging the use of force.

The indictment states that his victims were under the age of 16 and were at least four years younger than him. In a separate incident, 32-year-old Mohammad Haroon Imaad has been charged with assaulting his spouse by strangling and suffocating her. The indictment alleges that the assault occurred on September 7th.

The New York Post reported that the complaint states that Imaad’s wife claimed to soldiers through an interpreter that her husband had also struck their children on “multiple occasions” and alleged that he “beat me many times in Afghanistan to the point I lost vision in both eyes.”

In a second interview, Imaad’s wife alleged that her husband had raped her in addition to abusing her verbally and physically. At one point, she claimed that he had threatened to “sent her back to Afghanistan where the Taliban could deal with her.”

The wife also stated that the husband allegedly told her that “nine women have been killed since getting to Fort McCoy and that she would be the tenth.”

Noori and Imaad were charged previously in complaints filed in U.S. District Court. Both made initial appearances in Madison on September 16th and are currently being detained at the Dane County Jail.

According to the indictment, if convicted, Noori faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 30 years and a maximum of life in federal prison on the charges alleging use of force, and a maximum penalty of 15 years on the other two charges.

Imaad faces a maximum penalty of 10 years.

The charges against both Afghan evacuees are the result of investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Fort McCoy Police Department. According to the indictment, Assistant U.S. Attorney Taylor Kraus is handling the Noori prosecution and Assistant U.S. Attorney Zachary Corey is handling the Imaad prosecution.

As of this writing, their immigration statuses, whether they arrived as refugees, Special Immigrant Visa-holders (SIVs), P-2 visa holders, or parolees remains unclear.

Fox News reported that roughly 12,500 Afghans are being house at Fort McCoy after being airlifted out of Afghanistan in August during President Joe Biden’s botched military withdrawal.

The Associated Press (AP) reported that staff overseeing the admission of refugees to Fort McCoy had reported “multiple cases of minor females who presented as ‘married’ to adult Afghan men, as well as polygamous families.”

On Tuesday, September 21st, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitted to lawmakers on Capitol Hill that of the 60,000 Afghan nationals evacuated during the U.S. troop withdrawal, approximately 7 percent are U.S. citizens, 6 percent are lawful permanent residents and roughly 3 percent hold SIVs. 

According to Mayorkas, the remaining 50,000-plus Afghans, include SIV applicants whose applications have not been finalized, locally employed staff, journalists, human rights activists, and other vulnerable Afghans who would qualify under refugee status. 

The White House has asked Congress to make welfare benefits available to Afghan nationals paroled into the nation, as part of a request for $6.4 billion in funds to help resettle the Afghan evacuees.

To be eligible, all individuals must have been paroled in the U.S. between July 30th and September 30th of this year.

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Biden team to resettle Afghans across 46 states, with countless numbers going to swing states

September 18th, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – According to reports, the Biden administration is planning to resettle thousands of Afghans across 46 states that were brought into the country during the fallout of the Afghanistan exit, with many of the Afghans slated to be settled in election battleground states.

President Joe Biden has previously stated that during the next 12 months, he intends to relocate roughly 95,000 Afghans across the United States.

Thus far, President Biden has transported more than 48,000 Afghans to the United States for resettlement in a 21-day period from August through September.

According to figures released by the Associated Press and Axios, the Biden administration would relocate 37,000 Afghans across 46 states in the coming week. California will reportedly receive the most Afghans, nearly 5,300, while Texas will receive approximately 4,500 Afghans.

In the Axios report, it was described that the resettlement process poses “numerous legal and logistal hurdles” based upon the relatively unique circumstances for which these Afghans are being introduced into the country.

Concerns have been reasonably raised with regards to job opportunities and most importantly: housing. Yet, the Biden administration proclaimed that they’ve been assured by refugee resettlement agencies that the initial group of 37,000 will have places to live.

Reportedly more than 50% of the initial group of Afghans being introduced into the United States had reportedly helped the U.S. government in some form during our presence in Afghanistan over the past two decades or are related to someone who did.

As for the swing states that will be having Afghans introduced, the numbers are as follows:

  • 1,610 in Arizona
  • 865 in Colorado
  • 1,030 in Florida
  • 1,069 in Georgia
  • 695 in Iowa
  • 100 in Maine
  • 1,280 in Michigan
  • 275 in Minnesota
  • 150 in Nevada
  • 1,169 in North Carolina
  • 855 in Ohio
  • 995 in Pennsylvania
  • 4,481 in Texas
  • 1,166 in Virginia
  • 399 in Wisconsin

Again, this is only representative of the first group of 37,000 – which is a far cry from the proclaimed 95,000 that President Biden has said he’d like to see resettled into the country over the next 12 months.

Axios noted in their reporting that the Biden administration spoke with governors and mayors in “nearly every state” regarding the resettlement efforts, which a Biden administration official saying that not a single state official declined to accept Afghan refugees in their respective state.

Currently, no Afghans are slated to be resettled in Hawaii, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming, or Washington, D.C.

Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale, of Montana, feels as though this rushed process of introducing thousands of Afghan refugees into the country presents risks due to perceived inadequate vetting and also cultural hurdles for those being suddenly introduced into the United States:

“The traditional vetting process for these individuals is a 14-step procedure, that takes well over a year. The mass evacuation of over 100,000 Afghan nationals in a matter of weeks has made proper vetting of these individuals near impossible.

At this time, it appears extremely unlikely the Biden Administration properly vetted the Afghan nationals being resettled in Montana. I have advocated that we should try and settle these individuals in other countries around Afghanistan that share their values and culture, especially if we cannot ensure proper vetting.

As elected officials, it is our duty to protect the citizens we represent—and I will not allow this Administration to compromise the safety of Montanans.”

On top of the resettlement of thousands of Afghans, American taxpayers are also funding the one-time payments that these Afghans are receiving upon arrival at military bases here in the U.S., according to a report from the Washington Post:

“Afghan parolees who have arrived at U.S. military bases will be eligible for an ad hoc State Department program that provides limited assistance for up to 90 days, including a one-time $1,250 stipend.”

The noting of these Afghans being cited as “parolees” from the Washington Post report relates to evacuees arriving in the United States without any sort of visa – marking them as “humanitarian parolees”.

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Biden’s Secretary of State Blinken says Afghans are committing visa fraud ‘for understandable reasons’

(Originally published September 16th, 2021)

UNITED STATES– Following Biden’s botched exit from Afghanistan, and the Taliban’s abrupt take over, many were left stranded, subjected to the hostile ways of the radical terrorist organization.  

While some were able to flee the country in time, others were left behind, and are now desperate to free themselves of the radical regime.

One politician empathetic to the situation is Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who said that those Afghan citizens who are committing visa fraud to try to get into the United States are doing so “for understandable reasons”.

In a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Tuesday, September 14th, Blinken admitted that there have been cases where Afghans seeking to come to the U.S. were caught committing visa fraud in their Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) application process, Breitbart reported.

Blinken said those instances of fraud are “understandable”, saying:

“Those who apply, those who actually get chief admission approval, the washout rate is about 40 percent because it turns out that many people who apply, don’t qualify under the criteria set by Congress or they are unable to … prove that they have worked, faithfully and loyally, for the United States. There are some situations where people are committing fraud to get into the program, maybe for understandable reasons.”

President Biden put in place a massive “resettlement operation” which sought to bring a reported 95,000 Afghans to the United States legitimately, however it has been plagued with nothing but fraud since its start in August of this year. 

The overwhelming majority of Afghans arriving in the U.S. every day do not qualify for Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) or even refugee status.

Instead, Afghans are arriving in the hopes of getting “humanitarian parole” and are allowed to land in the U.S. without having completed their immigration processing, Breitbart reported.

While many can feel empathetic to those honest citizens who are trying to escape the heinous control of the Taliban, the “open arms” approach that the current administration is taking is proving to be dangerous for the United States.

In August, Law Enforcement Today reported that up to 100 Afghans that were seeking to be resettled in the United States were reportedly flagged by the Defense Department’s terrorism watchlist.

This matter also coincides with the current administration’s initial push to bring  over 20,000 Afghans stateside.

Defense Department officials are reportedly raising concerns after “up to 100 of the 7,000 Afghans evacuated as prospective recipients” of special immigrant visas have shown up as being “potential matches to intelligence agency watch lists.”

In addition, according to the Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan, 47-year-old Afghan national Ghader Heydari, who is a convicted Afghan rapist and deported by former President Donald Trump’s administration, was reportedly flown to Dulles International Airport as part of Biden’s Afghanistan resettlement operation.

National Public Radio (NPR) reported that Afghans are arriving in the U.S. sometimes with “no paperwork” to prove their identities or with “just scraps of paper.” Likewise, the Associated Press reported that Afghans have been caught lying about their identities or destroying their passports to conceal their true identities.

According to Breitbart, the population of Afghans brought to the U.S. by Biden in less than a month is more than four times that of Jackson, Wyoming’s resident population.

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Congressman says 10,000 interpreters left behind in Afghanistan are “gone,” many executed by Taliban

(Originally published September 14th, 2021)

WASHINGTON, DC- Americans aren’t the only people left behind by the Biden administration’s hasty, inept exit from Afghanistan.

According to the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Taliban has already started to execute a number of the estimated 10,000 interpreters who worked with U.S. forces in Afghanistan, according to Newsmax.

Appearing on CNN’s “The Situation Room” on Monday, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) noted that the so-called “Afghan allies” whom we were told were being evacuated among the over 100,000 Afghans evacuated from the country, were in many cases left behind and are not being permitted to leave, and in fact many are being killed.

“The interpreters, who worked with our Special Forces, they are gone,” McCaul said. “The Taliban will not allow them to leave. These are the guys who worked right with our Special Forces. The Taliban views them as the worst of the worst because they betrayed, in their view, their country and they worked with the infidels.”

McCaul estimates there are some 10,000 interpreters who were left behind in Afghanistan, while if you also consider their family members, the number of those at-risk likely numbers 30,000 or more.

The congressman was questioned by host Wolf Blitzer if he believed those left behind would be able to get out.

“So, you think they’re going to be stuck? They’re never going to get out?” Blitzer asked McCaul.

“They’re already being executed. We’re already getting stories of families and interpreters being executed by the Taliban,” McCaul replied.

McCaul also took the occasion to slam the Biden administration for the haphazard exit from Afghanistan.

“Had they done this sooner, this actually could have worked,” he said.

“But they waited for the last minute on the hopes that they had this peace deal with the Taliban.”

That narrative was disputed by the feckless Secretary of State Antony Blinken in testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Monday, where he claimed the administration had indeed prepared for “worst-case scenarios” in Afghanistan.

Blinken claimed, despite all appearances that the Biden administration was “intensely focused” on the safety of Americans in the war-torn nation and had been “constantly assessing” the ability of the Afghan government to take over in America’s absence.

“Even the most pessimistic assessments did not predict that government forces in Kabul would collapse while U.S. forces remained,” Blinken said.

“Nonetheless we planned and exercised a wide range of contingencies.”

Blinken continued, “The evacuation itself was an extraordinary effort—under the most difficult conditions imaginable—by our diplomats, by our military, by our intelligence professionals.”

Republicans however were having none of it, portraying the operation as chaotic and slammed the administration for abandoning Americans and leaving their fate up to the terrorist Taliban.

McCaul referred to the evacuation as a “disaster of epic proportions.”

“This was an unmitigated disaster of epic proportions,” McCaul said.

“I never though in my lifetime that I would see an unconditional surrender to the Taliban.”

True to form, Blinken, one of the most incompetent Secretaries of State in US history attempted to lay blame for the sheer incompetence of the Biden administration’s withdrawal.

We inherited a deadline; we did not inherit a plan,” Blinken said.

That of course is absurd mainly because Biden has overturned or circumvented nearly every single policy implemented under the Trump administration and this one wasn’t any different.

In fact, after Biden scuttled Trump’s May 1 deadline, he initially extended it by four months to September 11. It was only after polling showed that was a terrible idea did he change it to August 31. Still, they had four months longer than the deadline set by Trump and still blew it.

McCaul eviscerated the Biden administration for ignoring generals and intelligence, while accusing the United States of “betrayal” of its Afghan allies.

He noted that the current interim Afghan government includes some individuals wanted by the United States, including interior minister Sirajuddin Haqqani, wanted on terrorism allegations.

“We are now at the mercy of the Taliban’s reign of terror,” McCaul said, while warning of a “dark veil of sharia law” as the Taliban once again implement their reign of terror against Afghan women.

Blinken noted that the Taliban had violated the term of Trump’s deal (which would have led to severe consequences if Trump was still president) but claims that Biden had faced the choice of continuing the pullout or sending “substantially more” US troops into the country.

“There’s no evidence that staying longer would have made the Afghan security forces or the Afghan government any more resilient or self-sustaining,” Blinken said.

“If 20 years and hundreds of billions of dollars in support, equipment and training did not suffice, why would another year, another five, another 10?”

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