The government tries to protect those rights, and tries to get a climate of acceptance, that is why it is shocking when you see groups of muslims trying to attack those rights, like in the case where they were shouting Alloa Akbar in the playground when it was a rainbow day.
I don't agree with the rest of what you say, it is too general, but anyway, the other topic was closed because it was not allowed to compare religions, so I'm avoiding this here.
My question is: why is there so little positive evolution in islam when these days the world is a global place, and everyone comes into contact with all kinds of cultures and religions?
I think the fact that they consider the words of their prophet to be immutable the cause.
It does not allow for a reinterpretation.
As I stated before:
Islam is a direct descendant of the Abrahamic tradition.
The middle eastern region is very demanding, geographically. Survival is more difficult, which means less time for philosophy and introspection, and more time spent trying to survive.
We can see historically, that Islam, had a period of prosperity, in which it spread through out the regions, and kings went-a-conquering. That's why we have Muslim Uygers, and Islam in India, Turkey, etc.. etc..
But just like with Rome, this period of prosperity ended, and the dark ages came (times of survival crunch).
So we have a geographically difficult region to thrive in, an Abrahamic descendant faith that views homosexuality as immoral, has very strong and ingrained traditions and taboos, and a very recent diaspora from several middle eastern countries due to wars and instabilities in the region (hence migrations into Europe).
So what do these immigrants take with them? Economic hardship, from countries that were already economically and geographically disadvantaged for the last several hundreds of years, especially recently. And they take their religion with them. People seek asylum for various reasons, but, they generally want a better life, and or to escape persecution, or war, etc..
First generation immigrants will not be adapted to their new environment. Islam seeks to convert, not be converted. Second generation will be adapted to a certain degree, but, will be subject to the approvals and disapproval of their first generation parents. Third generation will be more adapted, and so and so forth.
In America we have those Southern Baptists that used to say all sorts of horrible stuff and protest, etc.. They do this because they are afraid and feel threatened. They are afraid and feel threatened because of their ignorance. And their ignorance is often a function of environment (lack of exposure to a variety of ideas in youth, in school, at work, etc..)
The Muslim faith was born, molded, and created to suit a specific people, that were specific to a particular geography, with a particular culture, and a particular way of life. Like Judaism, Islam is often very rigid, in it's traditions and taboos. Christianity is a bit different, in that, it was adopted by Romans, who were historically, poly-theistic, much more recently, than the ancestors of Zorastrianism, Islam, Judaism, etc..
As far as I know, every particular religion thinks it's the, 'right religion.' Just as you think your thoughts are right, and I think my thoughts are right, and Muslims think they are right, and Christians think they are right, and Jewish folk think they are right, etc..
Yet, there are Jewish folk, Christians, and Muslims, who can and do not only tolerate, but accept, or are homosexual. But it's more likely a larger homosexual population will develop under societies and cultures, that have the means and circumstances that foster a more tolerant and accepting mindset (they aren't mad hungry, they have access to clean water and sanitation and housing and education and opportunities and a variety of ideas and viewpoints in an environment that encourages debate and critical thinking).
The world over, right now, however, is entering economic and demographic hardship, and therefore, people are more prone to anger, and inflexibility of mind, thought, emotion, and will tend to fall back on spirituality to help deal with things that are beyond their control.
And a good scape-goat is always a way to blow off some steam, when life isn't going as you'd like it to. Minorities make the best scape-goats, because they don't have the numbers to put up a fight against the majority.
I can't really argue my point anymore than that. And don't really want to either.
A: This thread is unlikely to make anyone who is intolerant any more tolerant.
B: To the extent that it possibly could, I can't add any more to it, to that affect.