Homophobia is now met with the same silence given to anti-Semitism

In Paris, Marseilles, Copenhagen, Brussels, and of course, Israel, Islamists murder Jews, because they are Jews. In Pakistan and Bangladesh, Islamists execute liberal Muslims and ‘apostates’ simply for following their consciences. Given that every Muslim-majority country in the Middle East has anti-gay laws, that along with Islamic State, Iran executes gays, and that homosexuality and cross-dressing are punishable by death in Saudi Arabia, Western LGBT people have reason to be frightened that there will soon be police officers outside gay clubs as well as synagogues. At the very least, they are entitled to ask for a frank discussion of murderous homophobia.