Disinfo: US government uses gender theories, identity politics and Islamist extremists to bring down governments that disobey Washington’s orders


The US government uses certain social theories (gender theories and identity politics) as well as certain military tactics (the support of Islamist militants full of religious hatred) to bring down governments that disobey Washington’s orders.


Conspiracy theory. The article combines several pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives: that the West is using feminist and gender theories to destabilise societies, and that the US and other Western states are supporting and using jihadist groups to advance geopolitical goals.

There is no evidence to support the claim that the US and other Western governments use gender theories to undermine other governments and promote “colour revolutions”. Gender theories are a product of contemporary social science and culture. They are not political and ideological weapons.

Furthermore, there is no evidence that the US or other Western governments and their intelligence services have supported radical Islamist terrorist groups in any region of the world. On the contrary, ever since the September 11 terrorist attacks the US and its allies have been engaged in enormous military and intelligence efforts to counter Al Qaeda, ISIS and other radical Islamist terrorist groups around the world.

Read similar cases claiming that feminist and gender theories are used by the West to undermine the cultures and the governments of countries based on traditional patriarchal values and that the US uses its religious sects to undermine the religious foundation of other societies, provoke mass protests and coup d’etat attempts across the globe.


  • Reported in: Issue186
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: Italian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Religion, 9/11, Western values, Colour revolutions, Conspiracy theory, LGBT, Daesh


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