Two refugees from Afghanistan brought into the U.S. in the chaos of Democrat President Joe Biden’s botched pullout from the country now face federal charges for suffocating a woman and raping a minor.
The Department of Justice said that Bahrullah Noori, 20, will face charges for attempting to use force to engage in sexual acts with a minor, faces three counts of engaging in sexual acts with a minor, and one count for use of force. The victim, according to the DOJ, was not yet 16 years old and more than 4 years younger than the defendant.
Additionally, Mohammad Haroon Imaad, 32, has been charged with assaulting his wife by suffocation and strangling.
The DOJ’s statement explains that the cases are unrelated to one another. The statement adds that the pair are being kept in Dane County Jail, and are scheduled to be arraigned as of the 23rd. If convicted, Noori will face a minimum of 30 years in prison up to a life sentence for the use of force, with a maximum 15 year penalty for each of the other two charges. Imaad could spend a maximum of 10 years in prison for strangling his wife. The charges laid against the men are the result of investigations carried out by both the Fort McCoy Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Biden administration repeatedly and defensively claimed that they vetted Afghan refugees before bringing them to the U.S., even while abandoning thousands of SIV holders / applicants in Afghanistan along with over 100 U.S. citizens.
The New York Times published a report about the struggles faced by customs agents as waves of Afghani refugees entered through military bases and eventually U.S. airports.
The report details the chaos of the evacuation and the hundreds of children they encountered, separated from their parents. Flights were rolling in without passenger manifests, making identification difficult. Security vetting, normally done over the course of months and years was now being attempted in hours or days.
U.S. officials claim that the vetting is very thorough, using biodata such as fingerprints, portraits and other information in federal databases. Hundreds of biometric screening devices were sent to over 30 countries by Defense Department Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
However, unclassified documents with the title “2021 Afghanistan Repatriation Mission” showed that the vetting isn’t as airtight as officials might promise. Many flight manifests are outright missing or incomplete, the visa or citizenship status of many people is completely unknown, and much basic demographic data is simply blank.
In short, there’s very little reason to believe that every imported Afghani refugee is a known quantity and will make a model U.S. citizen. This could have been done in an organized fashion if Biden fought for more time. This wouldn’t need to be done at all if he hadn’t hamstrung the military at the 11th hour of the pullout. This is his mess, make no mistake.
Author: Dominic Alexander