ANGLE TRIES TO EXPLAIN HER SHARIA LAW COMMENTS…. Picking the single craziest thing extremist Senate candidate Sharron Angle (R) has ever said is surprisingly difficult, but the Sharia law remarks from about two weeks ago have to be right up there.

“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 said with her trademark incoherence. “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.”

None of this made any sense. Dearborn, Michigan, has a large Muslim-American population, but the city follows the same laws as the rest of the country. Frankford, Texas, meanwhile, doesn’t exist.

This week, the radical Nevadan candidate appeared on a conservative radio talk show, and elaborated on her concerns.

“Well, what I had been hearing was that there would be quite a ruckus there because of what’s going on in Michigan in response to Sharia law and people that think that Sharia law should be in place here in the United States. So of course I didn’t intend to offend anyone with my remarks. It’s just that people are quite nervous about the idea of having anything but a Constitutional republic here in the United States.”

Asked if she thought Sharia law was in place in Dearborn “right now,” Angle replied, “I had read that in one place, that they have started using some Sharia law there. That’s what I had read.”

Remember, she’s a major-party candidate for the United States Senate.

She read somewhere that a predominantly Muslim community had abandoned at least “some” of American law, which was all the evidence she needed to start warning the public about non-existent Sharia law “going on in Michigan.”

Oh, and for the record, in this radio interview, Angle did not explain why she made up an entire town in Texas to make a point that has no basis in reality.

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