Iran, like some of its neighbors, was drugged into hyper-religiosity since 1979

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, center, leads the Friday prayers at Imam Khomeini Grand Mosque in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Iran’s supreme leader said President Donald Trump is a “clown” who only pretends to support the Iranian people but will “push a poisonous dagger” into their backs, as he struck a defiant tone in his first Friday sermon in Tehran in eight years. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

by Ahmed Khan, Founder, The Rahnuma Daily
Editor-In-Chief (

(RAHNUMA) Religion activates the reward circuits in our brains in a similar way to love, intimacy, gambling, drugs, junk food and music.

These findings have been published in the journal Social Neuroscience and are the reason behind the United States Congress passing the CAPTAGON Act.

Numerous studies now show religion has a neurological connection and is linked to the nucleus accumbens also referred to as the ‘reward centre’ which also controls feelings of addiction.

Iran, like some of its neighbors, was drugged into hyper-religiosity since 1979

Religious tendencies involve genes relating to the brain’s dopamine and serotonin neurotransmitters. Religiosity is linked to dopamine activity in the prefrontal lobes.

Changes in brain chemistry, specifically in dopamine levels, can also make people lose interest in religious stimuli for dopamine production similar to how addicts can recover from addictions.

The reverse is also possible, and can trigger a sudden interest in religion.

This form of bio-hacking and mind control is what is used by state actors to create religion based revolutions around the world, or keep religious conflicts alive in this day and age.

In Western societies, hormone manipulation is employed to emasculate men in the name of opposition to toxic masculinity, which allegedly leads to violent crime, but that is a topic for another time.

In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends a graduation ceremony of a group of armed forces cadets, at the police academy in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Khamenei responded publicly on Monday to the biggest protests in Iran in years, breaking weeks of silence to condemn what he called “rioting” and accuse the U.S. and Israel of planning the protests. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

A study of people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) showed individuals with PD tend to lose interest in religion. Brain scans show this lack of interest coincides with changes in the prefrontal cortex.

The reverse is also possible, and such a feat is achieved through a cocktail of pharmaceutical drugs like Captagon, the French drug which resulted in the sudden radicalisation of Iraqis, Syrians, Lebanese, Libyans, and Yemenis among others, and makes people sympathetic towards Iranian backed and styled religio-political ideology.

What is being suggested here is, Iranians were drugged into hyper-religiosity since 1979 using a French drug and it began with a backroom deal when Ayatollah Khomeini was in Paris, with the French.

Now, they are doing that to other populations in the region and are actively working to destabilize governments through the drug trade by turning their populations artificially religious.

America is Israel’s supplier and keeps Israelis drugged to prevent dialogue, while actors like Iran are drugging the Palestinians in Gaza.

There is a difference between spirituality which is serotonin based and natural, and religiosity which is desire (nafs), or more specifically dopamine based.

Iran, like some of its neighbors, was drugged into hyper-religiosity since 1979

The reason the Iranian government is blaming it’s neighbors for the protests is the neighbors were able to identify the source of not only their own local hyper-religiosity problem and block it, turning their populations back to normalcy from artificial lunacy in the name of Islam, but also played a role in blocking the drugs from re-entering Iran.

In 2004, a scientist named Dean Hamer published a paper about a gene that predisposes people to become more religious. The scientific name for it is VMAT2.

According to Hamer, VMAT2 is responsible for packaging dopamine and serotonin molecules and delivering them to synapses in the brain.

If a gene can control one’s religiosity, then that gene can be manipulated and turned on and off at will.

It is suggested, what we are seeing in Iran is essentially nothing more than an entire population gradually being rehabilitated off a particular drug which manipulated their religious preferences, and are now waking up from a nearly 44 year coma, induced falsely in the name of religion.

Iran, like some of its neighbors, was drugged into hyper-religiosity since 1979

Ahmed Khan is the Founder of The Rahnuma Daily (, the online global English daily edition of The Rahnuma-E-Deccan Daily (ReDD), India’s oldest Urdu daily print newspaper established in 1921. More than 81.1 million Indians identify Urdu as their language, and as per the annual INA (Indian Newspapers Association) report, ReDD ranks among the top 5 most widely circulated and read Urdu daily print newspapers throughout India. Ahmed resides in Hyderabad at his maternal ancestral home and can be contacted at,

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