PENNSYLVANIA — Pakistanis and others in the United States are upset at a new administration, and have begun looking for ways to protect themselves, a new report says.
The report, issued by the National Asian American Medical Association (NAMI), was released Wednesday by the University of Pennsylvania.
It said the U.S. has not adequately protected health care workers and doctors from attacks from the Taliban and the Islamic State, as well as other extremist groups.
Pamela Geller, the American-born author of “A Look at America,” is the co-author of the report.
Geller told The Associated Press that her organization has seen an uptick in cases of “insider threat” in the wake of the Trump administration.
“It is now possible to feel safer in the country,” Geller said.
“But what is most worrying is the potential for insider threat to extend into the U, to the US. military, to people who are not directly involved with the military.”
Geller said the threat is exacerbated by the fact that health care providers have been instructed to be vigilant, and to be ready to use lethal force.
She added that in the past, she has personally dealt with a doctor who threatened to kill her family if she spoke out.
Doctors and medical personnel have also been advised to wear protective gear and to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement.
“That’s a great protection measure, but there’s no way to protect yourself from the attacks that are coming,” Gellersaid.
“We need to protect our own from attacks.”
Gellers group is one of several organizations working to combat the growing threat of insider threats to U.s. security.
Its members are working to recruit members of Congress and other elected officials who are concerned about threats to their families and jobs, and its members are urging U. s to make the military more proactive.
According to the NAMI, Pakistan is a country with an estimated 2.5 million medical professionals, including 1.5-2.7 million medical workers.
NAMI said it has also seen an increase in the number of incidents of the Islamic militants infiltrating and attacking health care facilities in the U., and has been unable to track down any cases of deaths resulting from insider threats.
While the number is “significantly higher” than that reported in the early days of the Obama administration, the group said the issue has been going on for a long time.
There are currently a total of about 4,000 U. S. military personnel deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq, the report said.
Among the other concerns reported in its report: “Insider threats against U.N. personnel are increasing.”
“There are concerns that members of the Afghan security forces are becoming more hostile towards U. N. personnel who have committed or assisted in insurgent attacks, or who have cooperated with U. n. troops.”
“Insiders have begun using suicide vests and other improvised explosive devices to attack U. S. personnel and the U n. military.”
“It’s critical that we have a clear and comprehensive national strategy to address these threats.”
“The United States must make sure that the United Nations is equipped to respond quickly to such incidents.”