An unprecedented wave of dissent flooded social media platforms in the Arab world recently, including condemnation and "panic" over what some consider to be suspicious dissemination of homosexuality.
As usual, the West is the first and last suspect.
According to these authors, homosexuality, in its various forms, does not exist among the Arabs. On the contrary, we have only just discovered it, which has prompted us to blame the “corrupt” and “infidel” West for trying to export its “evil” to the world, targeting our social values in the process.
Anyone has the right to express their dissatisfaction, and to voice their opposition to any cultural, social, or intellectual phenomenon that they consider harmful to themselves, their families and their societies, just as they have the right to act against or even fight these "evils".
However, the strange thing about these recent Arab campaigns, including those that have been adopted by the media, is their total denial of the fact that they are at least part, if not an active part, of this world and the existence of some of these phenomena.
There is an overwhelming desire to act as if we are all one bloc, protected by a single value system, embracing uniform social principles and living in harmony.