A French news crew wandered into a British neighborhood and was told a public pool was for Muslims only. During the same week, we have this story from France, in which two Muslim women were escorted out of a pool(to the outrage of their husbands, who threatened violence) because they were wearing "burkinis" in violation of pool hygiene rules.
It appears that wherever Muslims become a majority--such as in that British neighborhood--there are efforts to intimidate non-Muslims and impose a form of sharia law on them. But in France, we see efforts to fight back against this. The French view it as a violation of human rights (and the values of France) for men to force female relatives to wear burkas, even while swimming. While the Muslim bathers were not attempting to impose sharia law on other swimmers, who doubts that they would have attempted to do so if their numbers in this neighborhood grew?
Paul Marshall and Nina Shea discuss the effort to impose sharia law in their new book, Silenced: How Apostasy & Blasphemy Codes Are Choking Freedom Worldwide.The book discusses how, beginning with the 1989 fatwa against novelist Salmon Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses, "Western filmmakers, legislators, writers, journalists, political analysts, social activists, religious dissidents, and cartoonists have been targeted . . . ostensibly only to protect Islam from criticism and rejection" but also to "serve the narrower political purpose of shielding from criticism those who claim the right to rule in the name of Islam."
After the Sept. 11 attacks, "this trend intensified . . . as Islam and Muslim governments were publicly scrutinized, criticized, and sometimes ridiculed in the West to an extent never seen or permitted in Muslim lands." The response of many Muslim-majority states, the authors write, "including those that describe themselves as 'secular,' has been to demand that Western governments punish all those within their borders who have purportedly insulted Islam."
In so doing, Marshall and Shea note, these leaders "have departed from a long tradition, based on the opinion of Islamic leagal scholars, that offenses committed by non-Muslims in non-Muslim countries are no concern of Islamic law. "
There's much more here, and I encourage you to read the book.