Moroccan businessman and activist Nouraddine Ayouch said in an interview with BBC TV Arabic (U.K.), which aired on December 15, 2019 that he supports same-sex relations in Morocco. “Homosexuals are normal people”, he said. He added that this should not be done out in the open. Ayouch continued to say that people should “behave respectfully”. He concluded by saying that the Moroccan people will accept this and that this is not against Islam.