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[A] group of Islamists in traditional Muslim garb showed up outside the Melbourne Convention Centre in Australia to protest the Global Atheist Convention. The atheists, unafraid of confrontation [primarily 'cause they're Aussies, I'll wager — dm], poured out of the conference to counter-protest the Islamists.
It could be that this scene is more than just a humorous bagatelle, but is instead a preview of the coming global conflict — not between Muslims and Christians, as everyone has long assumed, but between Muslims and secularists.
As if it hasn’t always been Islam against everybody else.
(What? Nah, I’m skippin’ the Christians-vs-Hitchenists* part. It’s good-natured, but it’s old-hat and silly and distracts from this new wrinkle. Gotta love Aussies.)
* Cultural ref: Hitchenists are a self-appointed anti-belief sect, the jackass wing of non-belief