US is attacking Eastern Orthodox Churches to create instability in Europe

Summary

The US continues its practice of creating zones and lines of chaos in key regions of the world. In the 2000s, it started a campaign to create an arc of instability stretching from Northern Africa to the east of the Central Asia. Now, more and more signals appear showing that there is a new project – to create a crescent of instability in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.

These campaigns actively exploited the religious factor in an attempt to undermine and discredit traditional religious systems. In the case of the Middle East, the target is Sunni Islam. It is being targeted by instigating various Islamic sects. In Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, various artificial schismatic groups are used to combat the canonical Orthodox Church. In both cases, foreign powers have also been exploiting and supporting exotic sects, new-age-style beliefs and other “neo-liberal” constructs.

Disproof

A conspiracy theory, presented without any support of evidence. See here for the most common pro-Kremlin narratives.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 152
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/05/2019
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Eastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Orthodox Church, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: South Front
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