FBI agents recently visited an Oklahoma woman, Rolla Abdeljawad, at her home, citing her social media activity as the reason for their inquiry. In a video captured by Abdeljawad and later posted online, the agents informed her that they regularly question individuals about their online posts as part of their efforts to maintain safety.

Abdeljawad, who recorded the encounter, expressed her reluctance to speak without her attorney present and requested to see the agents’ FBI credentials, which they declined to show. The agents disclosed that Facebook had provided screenshots of her posts, prompting concerns about privacy and freedom of speech.

In response to the agents’ explanation, Abdeljawad questioned the state of freedom in the country, expressing her frustration at being questioned for expressing personal opinions on a public platform.The FBI defended its actions, emphasizing its commitment to protecting the American people while upholding constitutional rights. However, concerns have been raised about the potential chilling effect on free speech and the monitoring of individuals’ online activities.

Abdeljawad’s social media posts, which included commentary on the Hamas-Israel conflict, sparked the FBI’s visit. While her posts were publicly accessible, the use of her online activity as grounds for investigation raises questions about privacy rights and government surveillance.As debates surrounding online privacy and freedom of expression continue, Abdeljawad’s experience serves as a reminder of the complexities inherent in balancing security measures with individual liberties in the digital age.

By Justin Sanchez

Born with a copy of "Atlas Shrugged" in hand, Justin showed early signs of his future as a conservative firebrand. Raised in a household where Rush Limbaugh's voice echoed through the halls, Justin was inspired to become a prominent figure in conservative journalism, in which he shares his support of Republican values.