A pregnant mother from California who is named Nasria is one of the estimated 100 to 200 Americans who has been left behind in Afghanistan, and she’s speaking out this week to say that the Taliban is currently “hunting Americans.”
Nasria flew to Afghanistan back in June to visit family and get married, and she has now found herself stuck there in the wake of President Joe Biden withdrawing all troops from the country. Since then, Nasria has said that the situation has descended into chaos as the Taliban has taken control.
“I think to myself, ‘Am I going to make it home? Am I going to end up living here? Am I going to end up dying here? What’s going to happen?'” the 25 year-old pregnant mother told Voice Of America.
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“Apparently they’re [the Taliban] going door-to-door … trying to see if anybody has a blue passport,” she added.
U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), who has been working to rescue Americans remaining in Afghanistan, revealed that Nasria has been kicked in the stomach by Taliban terrorists.
“Anyone who says there aren’t people stranded is wrong,” he told Fox News.
After Afghanistan fell to the Taliban, Nasria and her husband, an Afghan national, rushed to the chaotic Kabul Airport in the hopes of evacuating.
“It was so hard to get on a flight. There were a couple of days where we had to sleep on streets,” she said. “People were literally stepping over people. That’s how bad it was.”
Nasria went on to say that the scene at the airport was out of control.
“I’ve never in my life have experienced anything like this,” she stated. “It was like literally a movie scene.”
After the flight she’d booked to the United States was cancelled, Nasria said that the U.S. State Department told her, “You will get picked up.” Though she and her husband did everything they could to get to the specified location for 12 to 13 hours, the Taliban blocked them at gunpoint even as she showed them her U.S. passport.
“Our troops were literally at the gate just waiting for us to continue walking and they had blocked us,” she recalled.
Eventually Nasria tried to get past the Taliban forces on foot, but she said they “started shooting right by my leg and told me to come back or they will shoot me.”
Nasria’s husband tried to get her to go without him, but she refused because of her pregnancy.
“My child is going to need a father and I’m going to need a husband by my side,” she explained, adding that she knew that she would never go back to Afghanistan once she left.
Though the State Department had told Nasria that they would get her out of Afghanistan, she has started to lose hope that this will actually happen.
“If I was only 15 steps away from the airport and I was told people are going to come out of the airport to get me, so what hope am I supposed to have now?” she asked.
Biden and his administration have been widely panned for the botched withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. Nasria’s tragic story is yet another example of Biden failing miserably as a leader.
This piece was written by James Samson on September 5, 2021. It originally appeared in RedVoiceMedia.com and is used by permission.
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