The drug that makes you lose your mind
In an interview with CBS News, a captured teen terrorist opened up about life as an ISIS fighter. When the Islamic State invaded 15-year-old Kareem Mufleh’s village, he was given two awful options: join the jihadists or experience the horror of being beheaded.
He claims that ISIS gave him the anti-anxiety drug Zolam before he went in to battle. “That drug makes you lose your mind,” he said. “If they give you a suicide belt and tell you to blow yourself up, you’ll do it.”
Xanax (generic Alprazolam), also known as Zolam outside the U.S., is a benzodiazepine often prescribed for anxiety. Patients taking one Xanax tablet each day for several weeks could become addicted. Further, after a patient stops taking Xanax, it takes the brain six to eighteen months to recover from severe withdrawal effects.
Known side effects include exreme anger, hostile behavior, and violence, with suicidal tendencies.
Terrorism is created; it is not human nature. Suicide bombers are made, not born. Ultimately, terrorism is the result of madmen bent on destruction, and these madmen are typically the result of psychiatric or psychological techniques aimed at mind and behavioral control. Suicide bombers are not rational—they are weak and pliant individuals psychologically indoctrinated to murder innocent people without compassion, with no concern for the value of their own lives. They are manufactured assassins. Part of that process involves the use of mind–altering psychiatric drugs.