October 11th, 2010
10:50 AM ET

Angle: Two American cities under Sharia law

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://cnnpoliticalticker.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/t1larg-angle-file7-gi.jpg?w=640 caption="Republican Sharron Angle has said two American cities are under Islamic law." width=300 height=169]
Jeff Simon

(CNN) – Nevada GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle told a crowd of Tea Party rally-goers last week that two cities — Dearborn, Michigan and Frankford, Texas — are under Sharia law, the sacred law of Islam.

“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 audio of the rally obtained by the Washington Post. “My thoughts are these. First of all, Dearborn, Michigan, 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.”

The problem? Well, Frankford, Texas doesn’t really exist.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Islam
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  1. Sam D from Houston

    As an American this scares me. It scares me to know there are people that believe Ms. Angle's claims, and even scarier that those people will vote for her. While I support every American's right to vote, I hope those that believe these claims do not all live in Nevada.

    October 11, 2010 at 3:06 pm |
  2. marie

    And politicians wonder why people are so discouraged about the state of our country's affairs. I hope both of these towns, well I guess only one is real town, sue her for defamation of character, at the least. They should claim projected business loss and use the money for a community project.

    I'll bet she joins that crazy church group that protests at funerals to promote fear of diversity.

    October 11, 2010 at 12:38 pm |