This is coolbert:
Drugs as ingested by combatants in the Syrian Civil War commonplace? And as a source of revenue for insurgent groups also.
Drugs as normally forbidden by Islam within the cultural domain. Alcohol haram but opiates NOT! Speed and other associated amphetamines allowed as an expedient? The puritanical Muslim not always so puritanical.
“'Jihad meth' popular among Islamic State jihadis seized in Judea and Samaria"
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"Captagon is the brand name for pills with the active ingredient fenethylline, a chemical linkage of amphetamine and theophylline. The drug was outlawed in most of the west by the mid-80s but remains highly popular in the Arab world, especially in Syria, where much of it is manufactured. Bootleg and generic copycats are also quite common."
“'Captagon: the amphetamine fueling Syria’s civil war', said that the trade in the drug continues to bring millions in revenue each year, almost certainly paying for arms for rebel and jihadi forces and serving as a popular battlefield stimulant for fighters on both sides."
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"In recent years, reports have surfaced that Lebanese Shi’ite terror group Hezbollah have been helping fund their activities through the production and trafficking of large amounts of fake Captagon, producing powerful methamphetamine pills sold across the Middle East."
That "buzz" and frenetic activity for prolonged periods making for a person who becomes uncontrollable. The cycle of "up and down" creating an addiction no beneficial to anyone. The short-term gain from stimulants NO GOOD in the long term!