The Islamic State is notorious for its blood lust, frequently shocking the world with its murderous brutality.
The group claims its mission is about “restoring God’s rule on Earth,” but there are reports that it’s really drug addiction, not religion, that’s fueling the group’s engine of hate.
A bizarre drug called Captagon is a powerful amphetamine that was first created in the 1960s to treat narcolepsy and depression, and it has become wildly popular with the terrorist group.
The drug was quickly banned in most countries around the world due to its extremely addictive elements and dangerous side effects. But that isn’t stopping the ISIS leadership from pumping their crazed fighters full of it.
Captagon’s dangerous side effects include psychosis and possible brain damage. When combined with the sleeplessness of week-long binges, it could be the cause driving the ISIS fighters into a frenzy.
“There was no fear anymore after I took Captagon,” said one addict.
This isn’t the first time amphetamines have been used during brutal slaughters. During World War II, Nazi soldiers were routinely given drugs that had them up for days, leading many doctors to conclude it contributed to their ruthlessness.
Lebanese psychiatrist, Ramzi Haddad, said that Captagon has “the typical effects of a stimulant” producing “a kind of euphoria. You’re talkative, you don’t sleep, you don’t eat, you’re energetic,” according to The Guardian.
In a BBC report, one user said, “I felt like I own the world high, like I have power nobody has.”
The drug is no longer contained to just the battlefields in Syria and Iraq, and has made their way, it seems, to the Western world.
Evidence has surfaced that the Paris attackers used Captagon before launching the deadly bloodbath. French police raids of two hotel rooms believed to be rented by alleged attacker Salah Abdeslam prior to the attacks revealed a stash of syringes, needles, and plastic tubing suspected to be used to inject Captagon in its liquid form.
Survivors of the Paris attacks have reported that the gun-men looked “zombie-like” and appeared drugged.