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Sharron Angle on Sharia Religious Law: It's Already Supplanting the Constitution

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Attention Americans, especially you in Dearborn, Mich., and Frankford, Texas. Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle of Nevada is suggesting that Sharia, or Islamic religious law, is taking hold in your towns.

Angle made the suggestion at a rally last week in Mesquite in response to a man who asked about the proposed Islamic community center near ground zero in New York City and "Muslims taking over the U.S."

"We're talking about a militant terrorist situation, which I believe isn't a widespread thing, but it is enough that we need to address, and we have been addressing it," Angle said, according to The Mesquite Local News. "Dearborn, Mich., and Frankford, Texas, are on American soil, and under Constitutional law. Not Sharia law. And I don't know how that happened in the United States. It seems to me there is something fundamentally wrong with allowing a foreign system of law to even take hold in any municipality or government situation in our United States."

The Associated Press obtained a tape of the rally and a response from Dearborn Mayor Jack O'Reilly, who called Angle's comments "shameful." He said they were based on distorted Tea Party accounts of the arrest of members of an anti-Islam group at an Arab festival.

"She took it as face value and maligned the city of Dearborn and I consider that totally irresponsible," O'Reilly told the AP. "If she wants to come here, I will take her on a tour. I will show her we follow the Constitution just as well as anyone else."

A Google search reveals plenty of accounts of the Dearborn festival arrests, which O'Reilly said stemmed from a Christian volunteer's complaints that she had been harassed. It's unclear why Angle mentioned Frankford.

Most Americans probably haven't noticed Sharia in their communities, but it came up at the Values Voter Summit of social conservatives last month in Washington. Newt Gingrich was among those warning of its encroachment. And, getting out ahead of the alleged threat, the Oklahoma legislature has passed a ballot measure to ban judges from using Sharia in reaching their decisions. Voters will decide its fate next month.

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cvdunbar

This is america, we have a consitution, there is NO room for religious laws to tromp. If the muslims want to create there own religious constitution yhey yhey need to live in a country who will pander to them. But not in america. It seems that foreign folks also like to come to america and strangle our culture and reach out to the weak minded americans to do so, this is america and i like the laws as there set up. If any religious group wants to have there own laws in america and i mean any of them, we will need cops who will need to carry law books at all times, what a crap hole america is becoming with theses groups and those sissy american who may pander to them, and im not just picking out sharia law, im picking out all. Remember, seperation of state and religion? there is NO room for sharia law in america, dont like it move away from here to a far off place in the world where you can live as you please.

November 04 2010 at 7:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wbaird721

This comes from an old Bush era playbook. Introduce something yourself, make people think it IS happening and to be afraid of it, then tell them you will take care of this dire threat. (you know, the one your introduced yourself) Nothing new here.

October 15 2010 at 9:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ispy1861

Hey, Kevanstory, They allow Rabbinic law to be used in some circumstances. It's Rabbinic law is allowed in some cases concerning the Jewish community, then "fairness" the catchword that people seem so fond of today, requires that Sharria law be allowed in some cases involving Muslims. It's actually real simple, if it is not based on the Constitution, NO LAW can be allowed. I know that's not a popular thought in some circles, but it is the way it was designed to be.

October 10 2010 at 6:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Earl58

Sharria law, in the USA. C'mon folks... anyone who is concerned about Sharria law being instituted here is way more than just ONE taco short of a full combination plate. I don't understand how a person with more than half a functioning brain can take anyone seriously, Gingrich and Angle, who even suggests such a possibility. Their strategy is to attempt to scare the mentally challenged.

October 08 2010 at 11:58 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
ha94s10ss

My heart goes out to the Nevada voters. It must be a really depressing situation to find yourselves with having to choose between those candidates that you have. I don't know how you will resolve that problem. Don't you wish that we had a "none of the above" line to vote for?

October 08 2010 at 6:10 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Diane

If you live in Nevada and don't like Reid and think Angle is a bit off there is another candidate to vote for. The real tea party candidate. The guy Angle was trying to make a backroom deal with and convince him to drop out to strengthen her numbers.

October 08 2010 at 2:46 PM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
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cyclestuff

Diane, regarding your prior question "What does Harry's son have to do with Angle?" ... I simply would ask, are you kidding? At the risk of stating the obvious, since you seem to need a little help, it has to do with Harry -- not with Sharron ANGLE! You see, Harry is the only viable candidate running against Sharron Angle. And, by the way, she had the endosement of the Tea Party -- not the person you represent.

October 08 2010 at 4:07 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
cyclestuff

Even Harry's son will not use his last name in his political race in Nevada. What do you suppose that means? My guess is that he is rightfully ashamed of a father, who has lead the Democrat party's destruction of American exceptionalism. Harry has to go -- for the sake of Nevada, and for the sake of the nation, as well!

October 08 2010 at 1:29 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply
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Diane

What does Harry's son have to do with Angle?

October 08 2010 at 2:39 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
truthforfreedom

Everyone should be concerned about this. Britain allowed the Muslims to conduct their laws in their mosques, now there is concern there because the government is finding it difficult to deal with a two tiered justice system. Sharia is as far away from Western legal juris prudence as you can get. Not a good idea.

October 08 2010 at 11:43 AM Report abuse +11 rate up rate down Reply
Tom

Please, someone explain to me why we must go out of our way to be "tolerant" of Islam, while it is against the law for students to bow their heads in prayer while in class?

October 08 2010 at 11:01 AM Report abuse +11 rate up rate down Reply
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Richelle

It isn't against the law for students to pray in class.

October 08 2010 at 12:44 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
cyclestuff

Is this the best AOL could come up with to smear Angle? She must be one Hell of a great American! Harry Reid is the worst of the worst. Reid could not get elected as dog catcher (no offense meant to dog catchers), if it were not for big money from casino properties. How ironic that they are losing more jobs than all other categories in a state that leads the entire nation in jobs lost! Way to go Harry! If casino owners get him elected again, they should all be boycotted, until they're all out of business.

October 08 2010 at 10:55 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

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