Terrorists Reportedly Coked Up, on Steroids

Explains why they didn't need sleep
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2008 8:33 AM CST
Injured commuters and dead bodies lie at the Chatrapathi Sivaji Terminal railway station in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008.    (AP Photo/Mumbai Mirror, Sebastian D'souza)
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(Newser) – The men who terrorized Mumbai did so with the help of cocaine, steroids, and even LSD, claims a report in the Telegraph. Police found syringes tainted with those drugs at the scene, according to an unnamed official, and later found the drugs in their blood.  “This explains why they managed to battle the commandos for over 50 hours with no food or sleep,” the source said.

If the report is true, the terrorists were violating a tenant of their strict Salafist faith. “There's a very strong anti-drug culture among Salafists,” one skeptical terrorism expert tells Time. “We're talking about people who think they're killing for God. The most powerful drug they could ever find is already in their head.”