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Islamic State: Drug trafficking a source of money and savagery

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While the world listens to President Barack Obama admit that after months of watching chaos in the Muslim world he still does not have a strategy to deal with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria(ISIS), the terrorists, in addition to the cash they garner from the sale of oil, finance their quasi-military operations through the trafficking of illegal drugs, according to a top Iranian official.

"ISIS is assisted by trafficking drugs and the ISIS members are themselves drug traffickers," said Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, during a meeting of provincial leaders in Tehran.

According to the Iran's Fars News Service, those Islamists taking these "drugs suffer mental imbalance and embark on frantic acts like killing, beheading and mutilating others as seen in many footages taken from the terrorists’ savage acts in Syria and Iraq.

Minister Fazli said that the al-Qaida in Iraq (AQII) offshoot ISIS is actually creating its own "designer drugs" by "cooking up" ecstasy and other laboratory-created synthetic drugs in the province of Aleppo, Syria, to distribute to their members in order to stimulate them for terrorist missions across Syria.

"The Iranians are surmising that the ISIS terrorists are hopped-up on psychotropic drugs to give them incredible -- albeit short-term -- energy, which may explain why they've roared through Syrian cities and parts of Iraq," said former narcotics enforcement officer Charles Norwinle.

Iranian officials claim that in January ISIS commandeered a pharmaceutical plant in Aleppo, Syria, and quickly began manufacturing the chemical-compound drug known as Methamphetamine, a/k/a meth, speed and crank. It is considered one of the strongest and most dangerous narcotics in the world, much like the central nervous system stimulant "Khat" that is used by Somalia's pirates and terrorists to stimulate themselves and to keep themselves awake for long-periods of time.

While many believe the terrorists would be loathe to use any mind-altering drug such as meth or ecstasy, Salafi and Wahhabi clerics have signed and promulgated religious decrees endorsing narcotics that give energy and courage to them as "halal" (permissible to use or engage in).

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