I don\’t know a great deal about either country: so this is very impressionistic indeed.
But the way I see it is that there\’s, very broadly indeed, two constituencies in each country. A largely rural and very religious majority and a minority urban and, while not quite irreligious, perhaps really not quite so worried about it all. That rural majority is able to vote in, in proper democratic style, people who will implement the largely Islam influenced policies that they desire. That much less religious urban minority doesn\’t like this at all.
But that urban minority is of course concentrated making their demonstrations of a great deal more importance than just their voting numbers.
It\’s as if the creationist Bible thumpers in the US were in fact a majority: not the substantial minority that they are.
My information base here is of course invisible almost to hte point of not existing: but this is what it appears like to me.