One of the grand imam’s points was that Christian normalization of homosexuality is an expression of “radicalization” and a distortion of Christianity no less than when Muslims commit violence in the name of Islam. This clever argument is being picked up by several in the Muslim world.
After a moderate Egyptian talk show host referenced Tayeb’s comments, he was quick to add, “Of course when we speak about Western churches, we don’t attribute them to churches or Christian men.” He then proceeded to gently admonish Egypt’s Christians with Tayeb’s logic: If Muslims are to accept that just because some “Christians” normalize homosexuality, this does not mean that Christianity normalizes it, then Christians must accept that just because some Muslims normalize discrimination and violence against Christians, this does not mean that Islam normalizes it.
Christians still have a freedom to dissent (increasingly limited though it may be) that Mohammedans largely do not. If he were making an analogy instead that Radical Mohammedism and Progressive Leftism both representing extremist belief systems that seek the subjugation and silencing of all thought and action that do not comply with their narrow dogma… I can that a lot more easily.