[Massad] describes how a vast conspiracy of gay activists descended on Arab countries and endangered the lives of "practitioners of same-sex contact" by transforming them into "subjects who identify as 'homosexual' and 'gay.' " (From the New York Post column linked here)
What is the difference, at bottom, between a "practitioner of same-sex contact", someone who is "homosexual" and someone who is "gay"? Does the first blunder into it, while the last two blunder out, one happily and one not?
One thing's for sure - If the lives of "out" homosexuals are in danger, this is the fault of the ideology, Islam, which commands their murder, not of Western - Zionist, why not? - "gay activists".
It sounds vaguely like a "slippery slope" argument. Native Arab practitioners of traditional and innocent same sex contacts like hand-holding, cheek-kissing, mild petting and threesomes with the livestock are led astray by gay foreign agents encouraging the naive natives to proceed to more explicit and demonstrative signs of affection, thereby incurring the wrath and retribution of the rightthinking majority. Much like smoking a joint leads to harder drugs, floggings, long prison sentences and perhaps even amputations and beheadings.
The left whinge and islamists both share the same devotion; to them, no matter what happens, it is always someone else's fault.
Even the things they do which are unprompted, nasty and mean-spirited are propelled by conspiracies and evil forces. They do nothing but love and cherish, and the world makes it so difficult for them.
Fortunately they are always able to explain to us that it is all our fault.