Hamas-linked, Muslim Brotherhood front group, CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) today filed a formal complaint with the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee against Coffee County District Attorney, Craig Northcott, over a series of what they consider to be ‘anti-Islam’ social media posts.
CAIR The complaint alleges that Northcott violated Rule 3.8 of the Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct, a comment to which states that prosecutors are expected “to be impartial in the sense that charging decisions should be based upon the evidence, without discrimination or bias for or against any groups or individuals.”
It also alleges that Northcott violated rule 8.4(d), which stipulates that, “A lawyer who, in the course of representing a client, knowingly manifests, by words or conduct, bias or prejudice based on race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status” engages in conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice.
CAIR’s complaint states in part:
“This overt anti-Muslim racism calls into serious question his ability to fairly represent this diverse constituency. Claiming that following Islam, a peaceful religion practiced by 1.6 billion, is “no different than being part of the KKK,” a violent, racist hate group, is evidence that he cannot possibly act impartially. Mr. Northcott’s belief that all Muslims are evil precludes any hope for fairness.”
Earlier this month, CAIR called on Northcott to resign after the revelation of anti-Muslim and anti-Islam statements he posted on Facebook surfaced.