John Binder, Breitbart, October 18, 2021
Domestic abuse has become such an issue among Afghans brought to the United States and temporarily living at various U.S. military bases, that “gender and protection advisors” are being deployed to help with the problem.
As part of President Joe Biden’s massive resettlement operation, about 53,000 Afghans are currently temporarily living on eight military bases in Wisconsin, New Jersey, Texas, Indiana, New Mexico, and Virginia, while thousands more are being flown to the U.S. daily.
Fort McCoy in Monroe County, Wisconsin, housing the most Afghans, is struggling so much with domestic abuse among the population that the U.S. military is deploying “gender and protection advisors” to alleviate the issue, according to the La Crosse Tribue:
“Every day there’s calls for domestic violence, mediation, trying to get victims to a safe place, coordination with law enforcement such as the FBI, the military police, and other agencies, child abuse, nutrition, and marriage,” [the chief gender advisor for the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Sharon] Feist said. [Emphasis added]
In a recent New York Times report, a handful of single Afghan women at Fort McCoy said they were harassed by Afghan men for being on the base without male counterparts.
Afghan women at Fort McCoy told the Wisconsin State Journal of similar instances where they have been harassed by Afghan men:
“I’m ashamed that I’m complaining about my own Afghan people,” she said, adding that discipline of the men by U.S. personnel is uneven. “They don’t know how to behave with women. … We are afraid of them.”
Already, two Afghan men at Fort McCoy are being prosecuted for separate charges of domestic abuse and child sex crimes.
Military officials confirmed last month that there have been instances where Afghans at the bases were reported to police for robbery and theft. In one instance, an Afghan man was arrested after stealing a vehicle on one of the bases.