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Indonesian Defense Minister: LGBTI movement more dangerous than nuclear war

Indonesian Defense Minister: LGBTI movement more dangerous than nuclear war

Indonesia's Minister of Defense, Ryamizard Ryacudu, compared LGBTI equality to nuclear warfare.

Indonesia’s Minister of Defense has called the LGBTI movement modern warfare and described it as more dangerous than a nuclear war.

Ryamizard Ryacudu called the growing movement a ‘proxy war’ whose aim it was to undermine Indonesia’s sovereignty, according to Tempo.co.

‘It’s dangerous as we can’t see who our foes are, but out of the blue everyone is brainwashed – now the community is demanding more freedom, it really is a threat,’ Ryacudu reportedly said in the Ministry of Defence today (23 February).

‘In a proxy war, another state might have occupied the minds of the nation without realizing it.

‘In a nuclear war, if a bomb is dropped over Jakarta, Semarang will not be affected – but in a proxy war, everything we know could disappear in an instant.’

A proxy war, he added, didn’t need military forces to undermine the country, as its effectiveness and danger came from being based on an ideology.

‘This sort of brainwashing is dangerous, as it skews the mindset of our nation away from our base ideology,’ Ryacudu said.

According to Tempo, the minister claimed the LGBTI movement was forcing Indonesia to interact with states supporting equality.

He warned of the effects this could have on Indonesia, asking the country to exercise caution when reacting to demands for more rights made by the LGBTI community.