A Muslim police commander in Miami is still taking heat for her blatant refusal to salute to the American flag during the Pledge of Allegiance. Anita Najiy is her name. Najiy is the Assistant Police Chief and a self proclaimed Muslim.
LibertyNews.com covered this story back in April, but at the time it was largely ignored by most media. The video is once again getting attention and we do not yet know if Najiy has been punished for the refusal.
The head of the city’s police union is accusing the assistant chief of police, Anita Najiy, of lacking respect for the United States, and he’s circulating a video he says should lead to disciplinary action against her. Her alleged crime against America? Not holding her hand over her heart during the Pledge of Allegiance.
Fraternal Order of Police President Javier Ortiz was in the front row at a promotional event last week at Miami Police College to film Najiy, a 32-year-veteran of the agency, during the pledge. As other members placed their hands over their hearts, Najiy kept her arms by her sides.
In doing so, Ortiz says, she failed to exhibit courtesy and etiquette that “must be exercised when wearing a law enforcement uniform.”
“If you’re not pledging allegiance to the United States, my question is what country are you pledging allegiance to?” Ortiz says. “Anyone who isn’t offended by that is not American, because when you become a U.S. citizen, you pledge allegiance to the .US.”
Watch the video below.