Study: Hezbollah Branching Out Drug Trade To Fund Terrorism, Now Selling Fake Medicine In The Middle East
Revelation 9:21, “And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.”
The word for “sorceries” in Revelation 9:21 is the Greek work “pharmakeia”, which is where we get the word “pharmacy” from. Although I generally understand this word in its metaphorical sense in reference to the blatant idolatry noted in the preceding verse, we should not discount the possibility that it may also be referring to the billions raised each year to fund Islamic terror through illegal drug trafficking …
According to the study, over the past year Hezbollah terrorists have increased the manufacturing of fake Captagon, a drug used for treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Although banned in most countries in the 1980s, illegally produced and smuggled Captagon – sometimes containing amphetamine instead of fenethylline – is a common drug of abuse in the Middle East.
Over the past year, several drug labs were uncovered in various mosques in Baalbeck and the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon.
The study suggests that Hezbollah has branched out from manufacturing and distributing drugs, and has begun producing fake medicine as a source of funding.
According to Dr. Boaz Ganor and Miri Halperin, who conducted the study, the change in Hezbollah’s financial focus mainly derives from the fundamentalist aspect of the organization.’As an Islamic organization, drug trafficking is problematic,’ Ganor said.
‘Firstly, the issue of drugs contradicts Islam’s religious commands. Throughout the years, Hezbollah has solved this problem by claiming that the drugs were not intended for internal use but rather for exporting purposes. Thus, the drugs would only hurt the ‘infidels.’ However, the fact that Islamic believers are still involved in the operation is problematic,’ he added.
‘For Hezbollah, counterfeit medicine solves this religious issue,’ Ganor said.
‘An additional explanation for the Lebanese organization’s change of focus is completely financial. The profit to be made from distributing medication is higher than the one made in the drug business,’ Ganor said.
He estimated that ‘the profit was anywhere between 10 million to hundreds of millions of dollars a year.’” Read more.
Flashback: Muslim Drug Mafia Conquering Europe – “Turkish criminal gangs are ruling over the streets in the UK, controlling much of the drug market in Germany, as well as providing political influence in the Netherlands… Turkish mafia is influential especially in Germany and the Netherlands. According to annual report of the German police, Turks as well as migrants from Nigeria and Sierra Leone are playing major role in coordination of crime among the immigrants… Back in 2010 Militant Islam Monitor website wrote that Turkish criminal gangs are controlling the streets of Berlin… Turks are controlling major part of the black drug market in Europe – about 93%… Muslims from African countries are also joining… ” Read more.
Flashback: ‘Worrisome’: The Role of Drug Trafficking in Promoting and Financing Today’s Global Terrorism – “Speaking at a recent conference in Istanbul, ‘The Role of Drug Trafficking in Promoting and Financing Today’s Global Terrorism,’ jointly organized by Turkey, the United States and Colombia, UNODC Senior Terrorism Prevention Officer Irka Kuleshnyk said that ‘While it is difficult to establish how widely terrorist groups are involved in the illicit drug trade, or the breadth and nature of cooperation between these two criminal groups, the magnitude of the numbers involved make the relationship worrisome.’ According to the UNODC’s World Drug Report 2007, the total potential value of Afghanistan’s 2006 opium harvest accruiing to farmers, laboratory owners and Afghan traffickers reached about $US3.1 billion.” Read more.