Why does the battle for gay rights stop at the borders of Islam?

“…There are those who believe that the fight for gay rights, or indeed human rights in general, stops at the borders of Islam.  Very few people seem to realise that they should not.  Of course we have legions of celebrities who are willing to sign letters calling for posthumous pardons for Alan Turing and others.  But how do these people select their targets?  Well, whenever I ask that question the best answer I hear is that people try to do things in their own societies because that is where they can make most difference.  Well, Alan Turing is dead.  It is hard to think of anything more tokenistic or pointless than ‘pardoning’ a man after he’s been tormented and many years after he has died.  But it is, of course, really really easy.