Michele Leonhart, who heads the Drug Enforcement Administration, said La Familia's power has grown quickly, in part due to its quasi-religious background. DEA officials say the cartel professes a "Robin Hood mentality" of aiding the poor by stealing from the rich. Some drug proceeds are used to give bibles and money to the poor, according to investigators. NPRBut just because people misuse religion doesn't make religion in itself bad. Imagine all those who wouldn't be moral without a religious upbringing or beliefs. There is one simple solution to stopping the drug cartels: end demand. If only.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Holder Praises Arrests of Mexican Drug Cartel Members
La Familia also uses religion to justify chopping off people's heads: