Over 100 people from religious Muslim nations, Iran and Afghanistan, attack each other over Syrian refugee woman at a migrant center in the Netherlands yesterday for refusing to wear a head scarf.
This is a significant story as many people believe that culture and religion and behaviour are somehow more accidents of geography than deeply held beliefs.
While the media everywhere tries to downplay the significance of this event, one must draw one conclusion from it.
You can take Muslims out of sharia based nations, but its considerably more challenging to ask them to abandon deeply held beliefs, which happen to be anathema to liberal democracy.
Sharia law is a fact of Islam. There is no Islam without the belief that the sharia must be enforced. This is not limited to Islamic nations but is the obligation of religious Muslims to enforce outside of those states, precisely to make non-Muslim areas conform to sharia and Islamic supremacy.
This is a meaningful event. It is the defacto violent enforcement of the worst possible legal codes on earth in a jurisdiction which was one of the most liberal and tolerant in the world.