Disinfo: Arab children will be pushed to change their sexual orientation as a result of Western propaganda

Summary

In schools, a subject “tolerance for homosexuals” will be introduced, so that one day Arab children, who will be brainwashed by Western propaganda will announce to their mothers and fathers that they are thinking about whether they will change their sex or if it is enough just to change their sexual orientation because their American peers already do.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative aimed at portraying the West and the Western values as pernicious, immoral, degenerate and a threat to traditional values.

The narrative about “threatened values” is one of the most common pro-Kremlin narratives. It suggests that those who are committed to traditional values are now threatened by those who oppose them and instead seek to establish a 'morally bankrupt dystopia'.

This claim is intentionally confusing respecting the rights of all people regardless of their sexual orientation with forcing people to select a certain sexual orientation. LGBT rights were never about pushing others forcibly to choose a sexual orientation against their will; it is in fact the exact opposite of that since it strives to create a safe and equitable environment for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation or gender.

See a similar narrative that the US is falling apart, or that Western societies are decadent, worship money and are devoted to the obsessive search for pleasure, or that Western Europe is moving away from its Christian roots, and that the West allegedly promotes homosexual and lesbian values.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 234
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/03/2021
  • Article language(s) Arabic
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Saudi Arabia
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory, West, LGBT, Western values
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Disproof

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Disproof

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