DEA administrator Karen ‘Sharia’ Tandy, an expert, apparently (who knew?), in the teachings of the Koran, has reportedly “called on Pakistani religious leaders to issue a fatwa, or religious decree against drugs. “Narcotics are against the teaching of the Holy Quran,” she said in remarks carried on a Pakistani radio station. “Pakistani ulema [Muslim religious scholars] should give fatwas against narcotics and support the anti-narcotic effort…”
If accurately reported, Tandy’s remarks are as disturbing as they are patronizing, but they do serve one useful purpose – they are yet another reminder that the ‘war against drugs’ has long since left the realm of the rational – if it was ever there.