A former U.S. intelligence director has revealed that laptops seized from ISIS fighters are filled up to 80 percent with pornographic video.
Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, an ex-chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency, says the graphic films lure extremists into radical jihadism and, ultimately, into carrying out acts of brutality, Muslim Press reports. Flynn adds that intelligence gathering and the closing down of the fanatics' communications channels is key to defeating them.
Flynn, who is a potential running mate for Donald Trump in the U.S. election, wrote:
We looked a ruthless enemy in the eye - women and children, girls and boys, raped and exploited, the beheadings stored on a laptop next to pornography. At one point we actually had determined that the material on the laptops was up to 80 per cent pornography. These sick, psychopathic enemies were not only unimaginably hideous, but also treacherous and torn. We had to work faster to outwit them if we wanted to beat them.
This is not the first time that ISIS terrorists have been linked to having pornography on their laptops. Last year, former London mayor Boris Johnson said that homegrown fanatics from the U.K. who join ISIS are "w**kers who watch porn because they can't find girlfriends."
Johnson explained that British terrorists often become radicalized because of their badly adjusted relations with women. He claims that terrorists turn to extremism to stop feeling like losers. "If you look at all the psychological profiling about bombers, they typically will look at porn. They are literally w**kers."
Plenty of people on Reddit seem to agree. In the comments section below the posted article, one user wrote, "Is that surprising to anyone?"
Another added, "That ISIS is a bunch of really sexually frustrated men? Nah, not all that surprising."
U.S. officials revealed in 2011 that former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had a stash of pornography while hiding out in Pakistan. U.S. Navy Seals said they uncovered the x-rated films during the mission to kill the terrorist leader, who masterminded the 9/11 attacks.
According to officials, the commandos found an extensive collection of modern porn films as they searched the building after Bin Laden was shot. It has also been reported that the 9/11 jihadists visited strip clubs, paid for lap dances, and hired prostitutes in motel rooms in Boston, Las Vegas, and Florida before the attacks.