Accuracy in Media

Marijuana may be getting good press from the media, especially from reporters who smoke it, but the Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy has published a ground-breaking analysis of how weed is linked to violence, mental illness and jihad.

Islamists are evil enough, since they act on the basis of radical religious ideology. But the evidence shows that marijuana, which is spreading across the United States through George Soros-funded initiatives, can help fuel the anti-American Jihad.

Marijuana, the authors of the report say, can spark psychosis and paranoia, and thus contribute to terroristic thoughts and exacerbate aggressive behavior.

In listing several high-profile cases of potheads involved in violence and murder, the authors identify al Qaeda’s former leader Osama bin Laden as a consumer of the drug who turned even more paranoid during his final days in Pakistan. Citing a public TV report, the article states, “Osama bin Laden became paranoid and obsessive in the days prior to his death. High-strength marijuana plants were found within bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan.”

Stoners have tried to insist that the dope was growing wild.

However, bin Laden isn’t the only jihadist cited in the report. It stated, “The Tsarnaev brothers killed three and injured 264 others with bombs at the Boston Marathon on April 5, 2013. Friends say they were both heavy marijuana users. The wife of the older brother, Tamerlan, described a change in his attitude as he became violent toward her with his increasing marijuana use.”

The scientific and academic findings confirm a report published by Accuracy in Media back in 2014 entitled, “Can Marijuana Fuel Jihad?

In yet another case the journal says, “A Dearborn Heights [Michigan] man plotted ISIS attacks on [a] church. In an affidavit filed in a criminal complaint on weapons and marijuana charge, Khalil Abu-Rayyan is described as being an ISIS supporter who talked about committing violent acts of terrorism, including shootings and beheadings.”

This case and others are described in an article entitled, “Marijuana Violence and Law,” written by Norman S. Miller, M.D., and Dr. Thersilla Oberbarnscheidt, a psychiatrist.

The jihadist cases are among many different instances of violence and mental illness associated with the use of marijuana that were taken from different accounts in the major media. The media, of course, do not emphasize such cases, and instead frequently portray the drug as having medicinal value of some sort for various ailments.

“The review does not prove a causal relationship between marijuana and violence in these cases,” it states. “Rather it establishes a highly documented association between marijuana and violence.”

As a result of state legislatures changing laws that significantly increase the accessibility of marijuana, the report warns that more cases of violence and mental illness associated with the drug are likely to occur.

Maryland is one of the latest states to be targeted by the pro-marijuana lobby. The Marijuana Policy Project has proclaimed, “Maryland could be one of the next states to legalize marijuana!” The Maryland legislature is dominated by the Democratic Party, but the state has a Republican governor, Larry Hogan.

In Maryland, on Valentine’s Day 2016, a newlywed couple were killed by a car driven by a woman named Lauren Renee Scott. A newspaper reported, “Police said that Scott admitted to using marijuana and heroin before the accident, and a toxicology test showed that she had opioids and cannabis in her system.” Scott’s car crossed the median and crashed head-on into a Honda Civic driven by Daniel Brian Amos, 21, and his passenger, his 20-year-old wife, Kayla Nicole Amos. They were driving home from dinner, after celebrating their six month anniversary.

Under a plea agreement, the paper added, prosecutors dropped drug-related charges and Scott “agreed to spend at least two years in prison and another five years on supervised probation.”

A story on the Washington, D.C. TV station WUSA about the marijuana- and heroin-related crash noted that the couple attended Chesapeake Church in Huntingtown, Maryland, and were committed Christians.

The use of marijuana by anti-Christian jihadists is a growing concern, as evidenced by the article in the Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy. In the Tamerlan Tsarnaev case, it cited his heavy use of the drug and concluded, “Likely, intoxication from marijuana created and contributed to the paranoid thoughts and poor judgment to detonate a bomb in a crowd of people.”

“It may be too early to draw a direct connection between jihad, marijuana, and mass murder,” the 2014 AIM column had warned, “but it is worth considering whether consumption of the drug can alter the mind to such an extent that jihad becomes appealing to some mentally unstable individuals.”

It now appears we have the scientific and medical evidence for this assertion.

Despite the mounting evidence of a direct link between marijuana and violence, the anti-drug group Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) says the billion dollar marijuana industry had meetings scheduled with many members of Congress on May 16-17 in order to urge increased access to the drug on the federal level.

“They are making the case that marijuana legalization means jobs, economic growth, and tax revenue,” SAM says. “They neglect to mention the very real costs: drugged driving fatalities, emergency room visits, poison control calls for kids, workplace absenteeism, workplace accidents, and increased homelessness—not to mention the broken families, destroyed relationships, and devastating mental health outcomes.”

In addition to using marijuana to inspire and wage jihad, there is evidence that Islamic terrorists are funding their activities by selling dope.




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Comments

  • Mark Taylor

    Ah the TRUTH comes out …

  • TED

    Too much Jack Daniels is apt to cause the same kinds of things!

  • Kim Bruce

    The Medieval Hashashins, or Assassins, were also heavy pot users. http://hashashin.wikia.com/wiki/Hashashin

  • TheGhostWriterTomes

    No doubt alcohol abuse is more costly and dangerous; in the long-run this is a “prohibition” issue concerning both, and while some pot users can be politically cherry-picked to argue the violence connection, there are medically redeeming aspects, and arguably others concerning “pot” which are relevant. “Jihad” violence has very little to do with pot, and very much more to do with culture. All you can eat buffets and couch potato television addiction probably easily, indirectly cause more early deaths than pot and alcohol combined. Nanny-state activists need to stop pretending they can make life perfect and stop natural climate change to boot by regulation. There is certainly a rational case for regulating certain hard-core opioid type drugs, but pot, generally, is relatively benign.

  • Kim Bruce

    I am a firm believer that people must have something mentally wrong prior to committing a crime while stoned. For instance, I can smoke a joint of strong pot and I get very mellow. I think Islam, as well as Socialism and Liberalism, is still the driving force in mental cases. The SJWs we see burning Berkeley, the jerks we see burning US flags, etc. are all leftist or Islamist or both. It all comes down to the ideology.
    I am a devout Christian and I occasionally (not habitually) smoke pot and psilocybin mushrooms to commune with my heavenly father.

  • satelliter

    Next we will report on all the problems and deaths connected to or caused by government and FDA approved, legal pharmaceutical drugs…. Never mind, that’s classified.

  • Marathon-Youth

    Okay well then include the Aghori Sadhus of India who consume massive amounts of Pot aka Ganja.

    They indulge in the worst form of Cannibalism where the flesh must be rotten. It cannot be fresh. Range of extreme & aberrant behavior not just limited to Cannibalism and supports an extreme belief system

  • Brian Kelly

    Marijuana consumers deserve and demand equal rights and protections under our laws that are currently afforded to the drinkers of far more dangerous and deadly, yet perfectly legal, widely accepted, endlessly advertised and even glorified as an All American pastime, booze.

    Plain and simple!

    Legalize Marijuana Nationwide!

    Fear of Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is unfounded. Not based on any science or fact whatsoever. So please prohibitionists, we beg you to give your scare tactics, “Conspiracy Theories” and “Doomsday Scenarios” over the inevitable Legalization of Marijuana Nationwide a rest. Nobody is buying them anymore these days. Okay?

    Furthermore, if all prohibitionists get when they look into that nice, big and shiny crystal ball of theirs, while wondering about the future of marijuana legalization, is horror, doom, and despair, well then I suggest they return that thing as quickly as possible and reclaim the money they shelled out for it, since it’s obviously defective.

    The prohibition of marijuana has not decreased the supply nor the demand for marijuana at all. Not one single iota, and it never will. Just a huge and complete waste of our tax dollars to continue criminalizing citizens for choosing a natural, non-toxic, relatively benign plant proven to be much safer than alcohol.

    If prohibitionists are going to take it upon themselves to worry about “saving us all” from ourselves, then they need to start with the drug that causes more detriment to our society than every other drug in the world COMBINED, which is alcohol!

    Why do prohibitionists feel the continued need to vilify and demonize marijuana when they could more wisely focus their efforts on a real, proven killer, alcohol, which again causes more detriment to our society than all other drugs, COMBINED?

    Prohibitionists really should get their priorities straight and/or practice a little live and let live. They’ll live longer, happier, and healthier lives, with a lot less stress if they refrain from being bent on trying to control others through Draconian Marijuana Laws.

  • Brian Kelly

    There is absolutely no doubt now that the majority of Americans want to completely legalize marijuana nationwide. Our numbers grow on a daily basis.

    The prohibitionist view on marijuana is the viewpoint of a minority and rapidly shrinking percentage of Americans. It is based upon decades of lies and propaganda.

    Each and every tired old lie they have propagated has been thoroughly proven false by both science and society.

    Their tired old rhetoric no longer holds any validity. The vast majority of Americans have seen through the sham of marijuana prohibition in this day and age. The number of prohibitionists left shrinks on a daily basis.

    With their credibility shattered, and their not so hidden agendas visible to a much wiser public, what’s left for a marijuana prohibitionist to do?

    Maybe, just come to terms with the fact that Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is an inevitable reality that’s approaching much sooner than prohibitionists think, and there is nothing they can do to stop it!

    Legalize Nationwide!…and Support All Marijuana Legalization Efforts!

  • Brian Kelly

    A long list of successful people have admitted to partaking in marijuana in their lives, including:

    BILL GATES
    “As for drugs – well, Gates was certainly not unusual there. Marijuana was the pharmaceutical of choice…”

    (Source: Gates: How Microsoft’s Mogul Reinvented an Industry–and Made Himself the Richest Man in America)

    OPRAH WINFREY
    “To kick things off, [television show host Andy Cohen] asked the last time Winfrey had smoked marijuana. ‘Uh … 1982,’ Winfrey replied. ‘Let’s hang out after the show,’ Cohen joked. ‘Okay,’ Winfrey laughed. ‘I hear it’s gotten better.'”

    (Source: Bravo)

    PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON
    “I experimented with marijuana a time or two.”

    (Source: YouTube)

    ASSOCIATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE CLARENCE
    “The White House said today that Judge Clarence Thomas, President Bush’s Supreme Court nominee, had smoked marijuana while in college.”

    (Source: New York Times)

    STEPHEN COLBERT
    “First, [in high school], I smoked a lot of pot…and that’s how I got to know the people ‘half in’ the society of my high school and we waved at each other over the bong. Then I got to know people by making jokes.”

    (Source: San Francisco Chronicle Interview (January 2006))

    JON STEWART
    “Do you know how many movies I wrote when I was high?”

    JOHN KERRY
    “Yes.” [In response to the question: “Which of you are ready to admit to having used marijuana in the past?”]

    (Source: On The Issues)

    GEORGE SOROS
    “He said he had tried marijuana, enjoyed it, ‘but it did not become a habit and I have not tasted it in many years.'”

    (Source: Reuters, 2/6/97)

    BILL MAHER
    “Look, I have never made a secret of the fact that I have tried marijuana… About 50,000 times.”

    (Source: YouTube)

    PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH
    “I wouldn’t answer the marijuana questions. You know why? Because I don’t want some little kid doing what I tried.”

    (Source: New York Times)

    GOV. ANDREW CUOMO
    “I did experiment with marijuana when I was a youth.”

    (Source: New York Daily News)

    SEN. RAND PAUL
    (Source: GQ Magazine)

    SANJAY GUPTA
    “I have tried it.”

    (Source: CNN)

    GEORGE CLOONEY
    “The owner of a local cannabis café told reporters George Clooney was no stranger there.”

    (Source: The Weed Blog)

    MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG
    ”You bet I did. And I enjoyed it.”

    (Source: New York Times)

    The list goes on and on.

  • Brian Kelly

    In the prohibitionist’s world, anybody who consumes the slightest amount of marijuana responsibly in the privacy of their own homes are “stoners” and “dopers” that need to be incarcerated in order to to protect society.

    In their world, any marijuana use equates to marijuana abuse, and it is their God given duty to worry about “saving us all” from the “evils” of marijuana use.

    Who are they to tell us we can’t choose marijuana, the safer choice instead of alcohol for relaxation, after a long, hard day, in the privacy of our own homes?

    People who consume marijuana are smart, honest, hard working, educated, and successful people too, who “follow the law” also.(except for their marijuana consumption under it’s current prohibition of course) .

    Not the stereotypical live at home losers prohibitionists make them out to be. They are doctors, lawyers, professors, movie stars, and politicians too.

    Several Presidents of The United States themselves, along with Justin Trudeau, Bill Gates, and Carl Sagan have all confessed to their marijuana use. As have a long and extensive list of successful people throughout history at one point or other in their lives.

    Although that doesn’t mean a dam thing to people who will make comments like “dopers” and “stoners” about anybody who uses the slightest amount of Marijuana although it is way safer than alcohol.

    To these people any use equals abuse, and that is really ignorant and full of hypocrisy. While our society promotes, advertises, and even glorifies alcohol consumption like it’s an All American pastime.

    There is nothing worse about relaxing with a little marijuana after a long hard day than having a drink or two of alcohol.

    So come off those high horses of yours. Who are you to dictate to the rest of society that we can’t enjoy Marijuana, the safer choice over alcohol, in the privacy of our own homes?

    We’ve worked real hard our whole lives to provide for our loved ones. We don’t appreciate prohibitionists trying to impose their will and morals upon us all.

    Has a marijuana consumer ever forced you to use it? Probably not. So nobody has the right to force anybody not to either.

    Don’t try to impose your morality and “clean living” upon everybody else with Draconian Marijuana Laws, and we won’t think you’re such prohibitionist hypocrites.

    Legalize Nationwide! Support Each and Every Marijuana Legalization Initiative!

  • Brian Kelly

    “Marijuana is 114 times safer than drinking alcohol”

    http://rt.com/usa/234903-marijuana-safer-alcohol-deadly/

    “Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, researchers say”

    “Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, researchers say New study: We should stop fighting marijuana legalization and focus on alcohol and tobacco instead By Christopher Ingraham February 23

    Compared with other recreational drugs — including alcohol — marijuana may be even safer than previously thought. And researchers may be systematically underestimating risks associated with alcohol use.

    Those are the top-line findings of recent research published in the journal Scientific Reports, a subsidiary of Nature. Researchers sought to quantify the risk of death associated with the use of a variety of commonly used substances. They found that at the level of individual use, alcohol was the deadliest substance, followed by heroin and cocaine.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/02/23/marijuana-may-be-even-safer-than-previously-thought-researchers-say/

    “The report discovered that marijuana is 114 times less deadly than alcohol. Researchers were able to determine this by comparing the lethal doses with the amount of typical use. Through this approach, marijuana had the lowest mortality risk to users out of all the drugs they studied. In fact—because the numbers were crossed with typical daily use—marijuana is the only drug that tested as “low risk.”

    http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2015/02/scientific-reports-weed-114-safer-alcohol

  • Brian Kelly

    Marijuana consumers deserve and demand equal rights and protections under our laws that are currently afforded to the drinkers of far more dangerous and deadly, yet perfectly legal, widely accepted, endlessly advertised and even glorified as an All American pastime, booze.

    Plain and simple!

    Legalize Marijuana Nationwide!

    There is absolutely no doubt now that the majority of Americans want to completely legalize marijuana nationwide. Our numbers grow on a daily basis.

    The prohibitionist view on marijuana is the viewpoint of a minority and rapidly shrinking percentage of Americans. It is based upon decades of lies and propaganda.

    Each and every tired old lie they have propagated has been thoroughly proven false by both science and society.

    Their tired old rhetoric no longer holds any validity. The vast majority of Americans have seen through the sham of marijuana prohibition in this day and age. The number of prohibitionists left shrinks on a daily basis.

    With their credibility shattered, and their not so hidden agendas visible to a much wiser public, what’s left for a marijuana prohibitionist to do?

    Maybe, just come to terms with the fact that Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is an inevitable reality that’s approaching much sooner than prohibitionists think, and there is nothing they can do to stop it!

    Legalize Nationwide!…and Support All Marijuana Legalization Efforts!

  • Brian Kelly

    Fear of Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is unfounded. Not based on any science or fact whatsoever. So please prohibitionists, we beg you to give your scare tactics, “Conspiracy Theories” and “Doomsday Scenarios” over the inevitable Legalization of Marijuana Nationwide a rest. Nobody is buying them anymore these days. Okay?

    Furthermore, if all prohibitionists get when they look into that nice, big and shiny crystal ball of theirs, while wondering about the future of marijuana legalization, is horror, doom, and despair, well then I suggest they return that thing as quickly as possible and reclaim the money they shelled out for it, since it’s obviously defective.

    The prohibition of marijuana has not decreased the supply nor the demand for marijuana at all. Not one single iota, and it never will. Just a huge and complete waste of our tax dollars to continue criminalizing citizens for choosing a natural, non-toxic, relatively benign plant proven to be much safer than alcohol.

    If prohibitionists are going to take it upon themselves to worry about “saving us all” from ourselves, then they need to start with the drug that causes more detriment to our society than every other drug in the world COMBINED, which is alcohol!

    Why do prohibitionists feel the continued need to vilify and demonize marijuana when they could more wisely focus their efforts on a real, proven killer, alcohol, which again causes more detriment to our society than all other drugs, COMBINED?

    Prohibitionists really should get their priorities straight and/or practice a little live and let live. They’ll live longer, happier, and healthier lives, with a lot less stress if they refrain from being bent on trying to control others through Draconian Marijuana Laws.

  • Brian Kelly

    The “War on Marijuana” has been a complete and utter failure. It is the largest component of the broader yet equally unsuccessful “War on Drugs” that has cost our country over a trillion dollars.

    Instead of The United States wasting Billions upon Billions more of our tax dollars fighting a never ending “War on Marijuana”, lets generate Billions of dollars, and improve the deficit instead. It’s a no brainer.

    The Prohibition of Marijuana has also ruined the lives of many of our loved ones. In numbers greater than any other nation, our loved ones are being sent to jail and are being given permanent criminal records which ruin their chances of employment for the rest of their lives, and for what reason?

    Marijuana is much safer to consume than alcohol. Yet do we lock people up for choosing to drink?

    The government should never attempt to legislate morality by creating victim-less marijuana “crimes” because it simply does not work and costs the taxpayers a fortune.

    Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is an inevitable reality that’s approaching much sooner than prohibitionists think and there is nothing they can do to stop it!

    Legalize Nationwide! Support Each and Every Marijuana Legalization Initiative!

  • Brian Kelly

    A long list of successful people have admitted to partaking in marijuana in their lives, including:

    BILL GATES
    “As for drugs – well, Gates was certainly not unusual there. Marijuana was the pharmaceutical of choice…”

    (Source: Gates: How Microsoft’s Mogul Reinvented an Industry–and Made Himself the Richest Man in America)

    OPRAH WINFREY
    “To kick things off, [television show host Andy Cohen] asked the last time Winfrey had smoked marijuana. ‘Uh … 1982,’ Winfrey replied. ‘Let’s hang out after the show,’ Cohen joked. ‘Okay,’ Winfrey laughed. ‘I hear it’s gotten better.'”

    (Source: Bravo)

    PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON
    “I experimented with marijuana a time or two.”

    (Source: YouTube)

    ASSOCIATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE CLARENCE
    “The White House said today that Judge Clarence Thomas, President Bush’s Supreme Court nominee, had smoked marijuana while in college.”

    (Source: New York Times)

    STEPHEN COLBERT
    “First, [in high school], I smoked a lot of pot…and that’s how I got to know the people ‘half in’ the society of my high school and we waved at each other over the bong. Then I got to know people by making jokes.”

    (Source: San Francisco Chronicle Interview (January 2006))

    JON STEWART
    “Do you know how many movies I wrote when I was high?”

    JOHN KERRY
    “Yes.” [In response to the question: “Which of you are ready to admit to having used marijuana in the past?”]

    (Source: On The Issues)

    GEORGE SOROS
    “He said he had tried marijuana, enjoyed it, ‘but it did not become a habit and I have not tasted it in many years.'”

    (Source: Reuters, 2/6/97)

    BILL MAHER
    “Look, I have never made a secret of the fact that I have tried marijuana… About 50,000 times.”

    (Source: YouTube)

    PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH
    “I wouldn’t answer the marijuana questions. You know why? Because I don’t want some little kid doing what I tried.”

    (Source: New York Times)

    GOV. ANDREW CUOMO
    “I did experiment with marijuana when I was a youth.”

    (Source: New York Daily News)

    SEN. RAND PAUL
    (Source: GQ Magazine)

    SANJAY GUPTA
    “I have tried it.”

    (Source: CNN)

    GEORGE CLOONEY
    “The owner of a local cannabis café told reporters George Clooney was no stranger there.”

    (Source: The Weed Blog)

    MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG
    ”You bet I did. And I enjoyed it.”

    (Source: New York Times)

    The list goes on and on.

  • Brian Kelly

    “Marijuana is 114 times safer than drinking alcohol”

    http://rt.com/usa/234903-marijuana-safer-alcohol-deadly/

    “Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, researchers say”

    “Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, researchers say New study: We should stop fighting marijuana legalization and focus on alcohol and tobacco instead By Christopher Ingraham February 23

    Compared with other recreational drugs — including alcohol — marijuana may be even safer than previously thought. And researchers may be systematically underestimating risks associated with alcohol use.

    Those are the top-line findings of recent research published in the journal Scientific Reports, a subsidiary of Nature. Researchers sought to quantify the risk of death associated with the use of a variety of commonly used substances. They found that at the level of individual use, alcohol was the deadliest substance, followed by heroin and cocaine.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/02/23/marijuana-may-be-even-safer-than-previously-thought-researchers-say/

    “The report discovered that marijuana is 114 times less deadly than alcohol. Researchers were able to determine this by comparing the lethal doses with the amount of typical use. Through this approach, marijuana had the lowest mortality risk to users out of all the drugs they studied. In fact—because the numbers were crossed with typical daily use—marijuana is the only drug that tested as “low risk.”

    http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2015/02/scientific-reports-weed-114-safer-alcohol