VIRAL VIDEO: Miami Assistant Police Chief Anita Najiy Caught Refusing to Salute American Flag During Pledge of Allegiance

Last week Javier Ortiz, the President of Miami’s Fraternal Order of Police stood in the front row at a Miami Police College promotional ceremony recording and what he was able to capture on video is leaving many individuals furious.

The video which is making waves nationally shows Miami Assistant Police Chief Anita Najiy standing defiantly with her arms by her sides as everyone else in the room recites the Pledge of Allegiance with their hands place over their hearts.

Najiy, a 32-year-veteran of the police force defends her refusal to salute the flag citing that she is exempt from doing so as a member of the honor guard… Hmmm.

Watch below:

Via WeaselZippers

Anita Najiy, who is believed by some to be a Muslim American, stands flatly while her brothers and sisters in blue recite The Pledge of Allegiance.

In doing so, Ortiz says, she failed to exhibit courtesy and etiquette that “must be exercised when wearing a law enforcement uniform.”

Furthermore, the Miami Herald states the view of Police Maj. Delrish Moss, who claims Najiy was just following military code:

Police Maj. Delrish Moss produced a section of the conduct code for U.S. military personnel, which he says supercedes police code. It reads: “When in uniform, indoors, stand at attention, remain silent, and face the flag.”

Ortiz who was not satisfied by this explanation stated that “If you’re not pledging allegiance to the United States, my question is what country are you pledging allegiance to?”  Adding that  “Anyone who isn’t offended by that is not American, because when you become a U.S. citizen, you pledge allegiance to the U.S.” 

What are your thoughts on Najiy’s actions? Was she simply following honor guard code or is there more to this story? Let us know in the comment section below.

  • Jane Sullivan

    If she had been a member of the HONOR GUARD then she would have been holding the flag for the remaining officers to say the pledge to – this statement does not hold true

  • Thunderboy1

    A member of WHAT “honor guard”?? She’s in a police uniform and in the group with the regular members. That’s not the honor guard.

  • Alberta_EMT

    Or she could be a member of the honor guard, however at this moment in time, her duties are not with the honor guard, thus she isnt under their uniform code…

    So she could be ligit with them,just not at this moment as her role.

  • Christine Demetroff

    sounds fishy to me ,, sounds like her being a Muslim she thinks she shouldn’t have to Pledge Allegiance to America or the Flag Shameful

  • RGlenCheek

    This is wrongly titled as the woman did not verbally refuse to do anything. We do not know why she did not salute the flag except that she believed she was not to do so and Major Ross agrees with her. I think I would want to see more said by the participants in this regard before jumping to conclusions.

    • cubanalltheway

      well I do jump to conclusions, there is no excuse for not saluting the flag if you are in service, but the big chief does not do it, everyone follow his example, shame on all of them for disrespecting the USA and the flag that represents this country

    • Anthony Davis

      The article states that she didn’t render honors because of military code. Military code does not apply to her because she is not in the military. I was, I know.

  • Marv VanNuys

    Personally she did rite it’s not illegal to just stand and be silent

    • roadrunner

      It’ not about what is legal and illegal. It’s about standard, acceptable behavior when the pledge of allegiance is recited.

    • Walter Alexander

      Wrong.. But you go with that..

    • Anthony Davis

      It is not illegal, but the reason she’s citing is bogus. She’s not military so it doesn’t apply. By the way, it’s spelled right.

  • Walter Alexander

    Well, a police chief is not elected to the position but the people that hired her and keep her employed are. I hope the constituents of the town see the results of their vote in their next elections results.

  • cubanalltheway

    of course nothing is going to happen to her, she is AFRICAN AMERICAN, so she is exempt. Fire her black muslim ass, and show respect to your country and to the police chief, put your balls inside your legs and fire her, now don’t go, leave of absence with pay while we investigate, and tired of that shit, giving them vacation

  • Kurt Jahnke

    If obama had a daughter, this is what she would look like … oops, he’s got two coming up, here we go !!!!

  • Anthony Davis

    The military code would maybe apply if she were in the military, but she is not. In the military you do not salute indoors while in formation but like I said she is not in the military and it does not apply here.

  • Saluting the flag is little more than a statist symbol and not saluting is her prerogative.

  • P. Ballard

    Usually, ppl like this cup their hands in front of them. That is called ‘the crotch salute”. Obama does it often.

  • Steven Haffley

    The fact this this woman donates to homeless veterans, prays for fallen police with christian prayer, and spends countless hours in her community trying to improve relations between police and citizens. The assumption of being a Muslim comes from someone harassing her on twitter who is probably anti police, this is the worst journalism (not on this site on others) we’ve ever seen in our lives, you can see the entire truth about this woman here: http://goo.gl/UAWcsP