Muslim law taking hold in parts of US, Sharron Angle says

Sharron Angle shakes hands of supporters after winning the Nevada Republican U.S. Senate primary election race in Las Vegas, June 8, 2010.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) " Nevada U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle says the country needs to address a "militant terrorist situation" that has let Islamic law take hold in some American cities.

Her comments came to tea party supporters in Mesquite, Nev., last week.

In a recording provided to The Associated Press by the Mesquite Local News, a man asks whether Muslims are "taking over" U.S. cities.

Angle responds that "we're talking about a militant terrorist situation" that needs to be addressed.

She also says that "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,"

She adds that there's something "wrong with allowing a foreign system of law to even take hold in any municipality or government situation" in the U.S.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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