It is one thing to have Muslim students demanding that “American Sniper” not be shown on university campuses. It is quite another thing when a uniformed law enforcement officer, who is Muslim, decides not to render respect to the American flag — while in uniform.
As reported by Top Right News, “A Muslim Assistant Chief of Police in Miami is under fire for what she chose to do during the pledge of allegiance at a ceremony last week. Fraternal Order of Police President Javier Ortiz was livid after he witnessed assistant chief of police Anita Najiy disrespecting the American flag as she refused to put her hand over her heart during the pledge of allegiance.”
“If you’re not pledging allegiance to the United States, my question is what country are you pledging allegiance to?” Ortiz told the Miami New Times. “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.” Ortiz claims that Najiy failed to display the proper courtesy and etiquette that “must be exercised when wearing a law enforcement uniform.”
Now apparently, according to the department’s code of conduct, reprimand is in order for officers who do not salute the flag. A spokesperson for the Miami Police Department has assured that the matter is “currently under review.”
The question is not about Assistant Chief of Police Anita Najiy’s religion, it is about her open disrespect to the American flag while in uniform. And if it is determined that her religion was the reason behind her action — then we do have an issue.
If this was a simple oversight, a mistake, then an apology suffices and let’s move on. However, as you watch the video, it’s clear Chief Najiy made a deliberate decision not to honor the American flag during the pledge of allegiance. I suppose the Islamapologists will say, “what difference at this point does it make?” It makes a big difference. The point is that we expect our law enforcement officers to uphold and defend the rule of law in America — hopefully they can do a better job than most of our politicians — which they do.
But if we start accepting behavior that does not support upholding the rule of law and allegiance to our country — embodied in our flag, we have a problem that is far deeper than multiculturalism.
And let us be reminded that Mustafa Carroll, the head of the Dallas-Fort Worth branch of Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) said in 2013: “If we are practicing Muslims, we are above the law of the land.” Yes, that is CAIR, the unindicted co-conspirator in the largest Islamic terrorist funding case in America, the Holy Land Foundation trial in Texas.
But, even more disturbing, Chief Najiy’s action once again brings to mind the actions of another person in 2007 — seen here.
The question we may need to ask is are we still one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all? This weekend consider the words George Washington wrote in a letter in 1785 to James Madison, “We are either a United people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all maters of general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support. If we are not, let us no longer act a farce by pretending to it.”
Disrespect to our flag seems to be on the rise — UC Irvine, Valdosta State University, and at the City of Miami Police Department. Do we have a national character or have the progressive socialists succeeded in the propaganda leading its erosion? I say we act as a nation — a proud American nation!