People ask that why do the laws of Islam seek to protect Islam and keep it supreme? One partial answer is that laws work like this in all cases, to protect the structure with most importance first and foremost. In secularism, the laws seek to protect and perpetuate the superiority of whatever happens to be the mores and beliefs of the nation-state. So it is not at all strange that the laws (the Sharia) of a place seek to perpetuate, strengthen, and defend the most important thoughts, mores, and principles. Among Muslims, it will be and should be Islam itself.