Another example of how sharia law becomes law: Not through legislation, but through thuggery and intimidation until it isn't worth disobeying.
Aysegul Terzi was assaulted on a bus in Istanbul after the man claimed Islamic law demanded he attack the young woman.
In shocking footage the 23-year-old girl is seen being brutally kicked in the face by Abdullah Cakiroglu.
The thug was incredibly freed by prosecutors when he said he was following Islamic law by assaulting the woman and it was decided to classify the incident as an assault that did not justify custody.
Sharia law is rarely voted for, because it is rare that a majority of the population wants it.
At least not once they have lived with freedom and individual rights.
Sharia gets implemented because thugs are willing to simply enforce it until people obey it.
The following video is from a Norwegian MP in 2011:
The degree of sharia compliance has skyrocketed in many Western European countries since that video was taken.
This 2013 article by the essayist known as "Fjordman" details statistics on Muslim immigration and consequent rape of the indigenous population.
Since then, Sweden has become the second highest rape rate of the world, right after Lesotho and South Africa that appear to be more or less tied for first.
Scandinavian women try and appear more to look like Muslim women, to avoid being raped, a slippery slope into sharia compliance. Daniel Greenfield explains that in terms of the "burkini" debate in France:
Sharia happens because we fail to stop it, not because we ask for it.
For example, try to get food at a government function that is not halal. That is the level where it begins.
And that is how we get to a place like Constantinople, where a girl is kicked in the head on a public bus for wearing shorts, and the judge doesn't feel that is a crime worth detaining the attacker.
But Turkey is a Muslim country. That could never happen here. Right?