Mom of Marine faced Instagram, Facebook censorship

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Mom of Marine faced Instagram, Facebook censorship

The mother of a Marine killed in the suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan last week, had her account removed from Instagram and “incorrectly deleted” from Facebook following her fierce criticism of President Biden in the wake of her son’s death.

Shana Chappell, the mother of Kareem Nikoui, 20, took to Facebook on Monday to slam Instagram for removing her account after she started posting about what happened to her son and her belief that President Biden is to blame. 

Chappell claimed the social media platform started to flag several of her “posts from months ago,” and began to send her warnings that should could have her account disabled.

“It seems Instagram took it upon themselves to delete my account because i am assuming it was because i gained so many followers over my sons death due to Biden’s negligence, ignorance and him being a traitor,” she wrote on Facebook. “I’m gonna assume that Facebook is gonna delete me next! Funny how these leftist one sided pieces of crap don’t want the truth to come out! 

“Keep in mind i only posted about my heart break over my son. Those of u who follow me on IG seen the post. My post was even shared on the news and now IG has disabled my account because of that post! Guess today I’ll accept those interviews from newsmax,fox,etc…Instagram you can not silence me!!! You deleted my account because my sons blood is on Biden’s hands!! 13 Heros blood is on Biden’s hands!!!! #instagram”

A carry team places the transfer case containing the remains of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui.
Marine Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui was one of the 13 US military members killed in the suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Carolyn Kaster/AP

The apparent removal of Chappell’s account caught the eye of many, including State Senator Melissa Melendez who tweeted out a similar claim. 

Both of Chappell’s Facebook and Instagram accounts appeared active as of Tuesday morning. Facebook confirmed to The Post that her account removal was a mistake. 

“We express our deepest condolences to Ms. Chappell and her family,” Facebook said in a statement. “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.”

Kareem Nikoui and Shana Chappell.
Shana Chappell claimed Instagram started to flag several of her “posts from months ago.”
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Chappell did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment. 

Prior to her posts about Instagram, Chappell wrote a scathing post about Biden, saying her son’s blood is on his hands. 

“President Joe Biden Joe Biden This msg is for you! I know my face is etched into your brain! I was able to look you straight in the eyes yesterday and have words with you,” she wrote. “After i lay my son to rest you will be seeing me again! Remember i am the one who stood 5 inches from your face and was letting you know i would never get to hug my son again, hear his laugh and then you tried to interrupt me and give me your own sob story and i had to tell you ‘that this isn’t about you so don’t make it about you!!!’ You then said you just wanted me to know that you know how i feel and i let you know that you don’t know how i feel and you do not have the right to tell me you know how i feel!”

Shana Chappell's post.
Shana Chappell claimed President Joe Biden “did this all on purpose,” referring to the botched troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
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Shana Chappell's post.
“Only we the people can save our country,” Shana Chappell posted.
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Shana Chappell's post.
Shana Chappell argued that President Joe Biden “left [troops] there to be killed.”
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Chappell went on to claim that Biden is “not the president of the United States of America,” adding that “Cheating isn’t winning.”

“You turned your back on my son, on all of our Heros!!! [sic] you are leaving the White House one way or another because you do not belong there!MY SONS BLOOD IS ON YOUR HANDS!!! All 13 of them, their blood is on your hands!!!! If my president Trump was in his rightful seat then my son and the other Heros would still be alive!!!! You will be seeing me again very soon!!!” 

Chappell’s son was among 13 US soldiers who were killed by a suicide bombing by ISIS-K outside the Kabul airport last Thursday. The attack came as the US scrambled to evacuate hundreds of Americans and Afghan allies before the troop withdrawal deadline of Aug. 31. 

President Joe Biden.
“MY SONS BLOOD IS ON YOUR HANDS!” Shana Chappell directed at President Joe Biden.
Evan Vucci/AP

More than 79,000 civilians had been flown out of the airport on US military aircraft since Aug. 14 — including 6,000 Americans and 73,500 Afghans and third-country citizens, according to US officials. 

Aug. 31 marked the end to America’s longest war that lasted 19 years and 47 weeks, cost some $2 trillion and took the lives of nearly 2,500 US troops and about 240,000 Afghans.

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