The mother of a U.S. Marine who died during the ISIS-affiliated attack on Kabul’s airport has been suspended from Facebook and its subsidiary, Instagram.
“Shana Chappell, mother of Marine Kareem Nikoui who was killed in Kabul, had her FB and Instagram accounts suspended for posts she made about her son and her feelings about the President and Vice President,” Lynn Afendoulis, former Michigan State Representative, said on Facebook. “This is horrifying. Her son GAVE HIS LIFE FOR OUR COUNTRY. She can say what she wants. Her FB account is back up. For now. God be with her.”
In her post, Chappell described her encounter with Biden, who met with the families of the Marines who died last week while evacuating Americans and Afghan refugees from the war-torn country, as the Taliban took control.
She claimed that Biden interrupted her, and then rolled his eyes at her when she told him that she would never get to hug or hear her son laugh again.
“I know my face is etched into your brain!” Chappell wrote. “I was able to look you straight in the eyes yesterday and have words with you. After i [sic] lay my son to rest you will be seeing me again!”
Facebook said it “incorrectly” deleted Chappell’s account.
“We express our deepest condolences to Ms. Chappell and her family,” a Facebook spokesperson reportedly said. “Her tribute to her heroic son does not violate any of our policies. While the post was not removed, her account was incorrectly deleted and we have since restored it.”
Nikoui was a 20-year-old Lance Corporal from Norco, California.
“I blame my own military leaders. … Biden turned his back on him. That’s it,” his father, Steve Nikoui said.
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