Islam is a "false religion," former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore said Monday during a meeting of the North Jefferson County Republican Club.

Moore made the comment in response to a Gardendale resident who said she was concerned about the implementation of Sharia law.

He suggested the Muslim faith was incompatible with American values.

"False religions like Islam, who teach that 'you must worship this way,' are completely opposite with what our First Amendment stands for," Moore told the crowd at Jim 'N Nick's BBQ in Gardendale.

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