Two Muslim candidates vowed to establish an Islamic state in Belgium based on Sharia law, after winning local elections in Brussels two weeks ago.

Air Jeddig L'Houcine and Redouane Ahrough, both from the fledgling Islam Party, handily won seats in two major districts of the Belgian capital Brussels, Molenbeek and Anderlecht, respectively. The election was held on October 14.

"Islam is compatible with the laws of the Belgian people," the two councilors assured skeptics during an October 25 press conference in a tea room in Brussels.

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