Naima Khan-Ghany, Outed, Ousted, Out in Broward County, Florida

In sunny Florida, a Muslim woman, Naima Khan-Ghany, has been serving as a member of the Broward County, School Board’s “Diversity” and “Human Relations” Committees. Now her long history of associations with radical Muslim groups and individuals, and her own antisemitic posts on social media, have been brought to light by investigative journalist Joe Kaufman, and his overwhelming evidence has led to her being discharged, as of July 1, from both posts.

The instructive story, with its unexpectedly happy ending — can be found here:

Islamist to Be Ousted from School Board Posts After Radicalism Exposed

by Joe Kaufman, Focus On Western Islamism, June 9, 2023:

A prominent educator and activist in South Florida will be removed from two committees associated with the Broward County School Board, after officials learned of her ties to radical Muslim groups and promotion of antisemitism. The decision came after her connections to Islamist organizations and her own promotion of antisemitism were brought to their attention by this author [Joe Kaufman].

Officials will remove Naima Khan-Ghany from her seats on the Broward County School Board Diversity and Human Relations Committees, at the end of June.

Janysse Edouard, the Executive Secretary of School Board member Dr. Jeff Holness stated, on June 6th, that “in light of what has taken place,” Khan-Ghany’s duties have been “put on hold,” and come July 1st, she will no longer be affiliated with either committee and will be replaced by other appointees.

For over seven years, Trinidad-born Naima Khan-Ghany has served in different capacities within the Broward County School Board, most notably on the Diversity and Human Relations Committees, the latter of which she chairs. Through much of that time and well before, she has affiliated with several Islamist groups, many of which are extensions of international terrorist entities.

Khan-Ghany has worked with the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which, in July 2014, co-sponsored a Miami rally where event goers repeatedly chanted “We are Hamas” and “Let’s go Hamas.” She has worked with the South Asian terror-linked Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and spoke at a 2015 banquet for ICNA’s social services division, ICNA Relief. She has been photographed with ICNA Relief USA’s Government Affairs Coordinator Syed Ammar Ahmed, who once joked about threatening to blow up a school, and ICNA Relief USA’s COO Abdul Rauf Khan, who has used his social media to target Jews and gays.

Any one of those piquant associations should be enough to have her dropped from the Broward County School Board, but there is much, much more.

In April 2021, Khan-Ghani incorporated the Muslim Students Association of Middle and High Schools, otherwise known as the Broward County MSA Council, through which she is an advisor to local chapters of the MSA, an entity originally started by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The next month, she used the Council to sponsor an anti-Israel lecture featuring former South Florida imam Ibrahim Dremali. Khan-Ghani was the event’s contact. Dremali told the crowd, “The Jews… want to destroy the Dome of the Rock,” the Muslim shrine. Days prior to the event, Dremali said, “If the Arab leaders open the borders for Palestine… the Jews they’ll be inside that ocean.”

The Muslim Students Association of Middle and High Schools, that Khan-Ghany helped to incorporate, is not just any Muslim student group – it was started by the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood is described as a terror group by the governments of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, and banned in all three countries. But despite that record, Khan-Ghany has been helping the MDA to extend its tentacles into schools, the better to influence the impressionable minds of young Muslim students, and perhaps of possible converts, in Junior and Senior high schools across Broward County.

She sponsored a talk by Imam Ibrahim Dremali, an anti-Israel rant in which he insisted that the “Jews want to destroy the Dome of the Rock,” a variant on the Muslim charge that “Al-Aqsa is in danger.” But no Jews have been planning to “destroy” the Dome of the Rock, nor Al-Aqsa, nor any other building on the Temple Mount. Jewish visitors scrupulously observe the rules that have been in place since June 1967: they may visit the Mount but cannot pray, either openly or silently, cannot bring prayerbooks, prayer shawls, or tefillin onto the Mount, and can visit the holiest site in Judaism on just five days of the week, and then only for three hours in the morning and one hour in the afternoon. There are no such restrictions on Muslim visitors. The only people who have been endangering Muslim holy sites on the Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount) are Muslims themselves who, by using Al-Aqsa both as a storehouse for weapons – rocks, fireworks, and bottles for Molotov cocktails, and as a fort from which to throw those weapons at Jewish visitors, have desecrated it.

In 2011, Khan-Ghany hosted shows for Al-Hikmat TV, the media arm of the Darul Uloom Institute (DUI). DUI has been a haven for high-profile al-Qaeda militants, including “Dirty Bomber” Jose Padilla and al-Qaeda Commander Adnan el-Shukrijumah. At Al-Hikmat, Khan-Ghany used her MSA group to organize an event with el-Shukrijumah’s younger brother, Nabil el-Shukri. The leader/founder of DUI is Shafayat Mohamed, an imam who has been thrown off numerous Broward community boards for his hate-filled talks against homosexuals, complaining about the existence of gay Muslims and claiming natural disasters are caused by gay sex.

Khan-Ghany has had no qualms about being associated so closely with Al-HIkmat TV, the “media arm” of the Darul Uloom Institute, which has links to such Al-Qaeda militants as José Padilla and the Al-Qaeda commander Adnan el-Shukrijuman (later killed by the Pakistani army). The Darul Uloom Institute was founded by an imam, Shafayat Mohamed, who rants against homosexuals and insists that homosexual sex is responsible – just how is not explained – for natural disasters. As a result, he has been removed from Broward community boards – just as Khan-Ghany soon will be.

Khan-Ghany has targeted Jews and Israel, herself. In May 2021, she made a series of posts on social media questioning Israel’s right to exist and right to defend herself and calling for Israel’s outright destruction. She wrote that Israel’s claim of “self-defense” was a “usual excuse.” She posted a call for prayers for the “liberation of Palestine… from the river to the sea.” She called for a boycott of Israeli products. And she promoted videos of notorious anti-Semite Rick Wiles equating Jews with Communists, Bolsheviks and Satanists, referring to European (Ashkenazi) Jews as “so-called” Jews, and spewing the age-old libel about Jews owning the media.

Khan-Ghany looks forward to the destruction of the state of Israel, to be replaced, she ardently hopes, by a Palestinian state “from the river to the sea.” She has called for a boycott of products from all of Israel, not just from the West Bank. She has endorsed the positively Der Stürmer-like mad fantasies of Rick Wiles, an Antisemite of the most extreme sort, whose short videos she posted with the comment “needs to go viral.” Take a good look at Rick Wiles spewing his poison here.

After Joe Kaufman exposed Khan-Ghany’s activities in an article, it was announced that she will be removed from all of her posts. A splendid result from the hard work by investigative journalist Joe Kaufman. Parents in Broward County and all over Florida don’t know just how much they owe him. Naimi Khan-Ghany has now been outed as a hideous Antisemite, with louche links, over many years, to Islamic fanatics. Perhaps some of those parents will read his report, or the account of its effects, and realize what a service he has performed.



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