NEW YORK - In their first nationally televised debate, Republican candidates Monday broadly agreed on number of domestic and foreign policy issues, but differed a little over how Islam and Muslims ought to be treated in the United States. The CNN debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, among seven conservative hopefuls, including one woman, on Muslims opened with a question to former Godfathers Pizza CEO Herman Cain, who had said previously that he wouldnt feel comfortable appointing a Muslim to his presidential Cabinet. I would not be comfortable because you have peaceful Muslims and then you have militant Muslims those that are trying to kill us, Cain, the only Afro-American on the stage, said at Monday nights debate. And so when I said I wouldnt be comfortable, I was thinking about the ones who are trying to kill us. Cain went further, addressing the prospect of Sharia being applied in the United States, which some conservatives say constitutes a growing threat to the American legal system. I dont believe in Sharia law in American courts, Cain said Monday. I believe in American laws in American courts, period. There have been instances in New Jersey, there was an instance in Oklahoma, where Muslims did try to influence court decisions with Sharia law, he continued. I was simply saying, very emphatically, American laws in American courts. Cain also said he would ask Muslims seeking jobs in his administration certain questions to make sure that we have people committed to the Constitution. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, a front-runner who spoke next, appeared to brush aside Cains concerns about Sharia and his suspicions of American Muslims. Of course, were not going to have Sharia law applied in U.S. courts. Thats never going to happen, Romney said. We have a Constitution and we follow the law. Romney then appeared to defend American Muslims, even if he didnt mention them specifically. We recognize that people of all faiths are welcome in this country, he said. Our nation was founded on a principle of religious tolerance. Thats in fact why some of the earliest patriots came to this country and why we treat people with respect, regardless of their religious persuasion.