Sharron Angle: Sharia Law Taking Over US Towns
'I don't know how that happened,' Senate candidate tells Tea Party crowd
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2010 1:42 AM CDT
Updated Oct 8, 2010 7:32 AM CDT
Nevada Republican candidate for Senate Sharron Angle acknowledges supporters before a speech in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

(Newser) – America's political battles slipped further into uncharted territory this week after GOP Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle charged that Islamic Sharia religious law has "taken hold" of US cities. "Dearborn, Mich., and Frankford, Texas, are on American soil and under constitutional law—not Sharia law," Angle told a gathering of her Tea Party backers. "I don't know how that happened. There is something fundamentally wrong with allowing a foreign system of law to take hold in any municipality in our United States."

It wasn't clear what she was talking about. Dearborn has a thriving Muslim community, but Frankford doesn't, noted AP. In any case, Sharia is not the law of either city. A spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington called Angle's statements "bizarre." This "seems to be an example of incoherent bigotry," said Ibrahaim Hooper.

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Oct 9, 2010 5:38 AM CDT
How low can the country sink to let people like her get so far in a political party, are we making stupid the new normal. If that's the case then please give the tea part it's country back.
Oct 9, 2010 5:36 AM CDT
What the heck is this woman talking about? I think we should stone her.
Oct 8, 2010 7:36 PM CDT
Whether Sharia Law is being touted in any town or city in the United States at this time has to be proved to be taken as fact, The question is,should Sharia Law be intertwined with American Law in any of the 50 States. It should be avoided like the plague that enveloped Egypt in the early days of History. The mixture of the two types of law would be poison to the United States of America.