Tel Aviv Terrorist’s Videos: Drugs, Religion, and Obama

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The Shin Bet on Wednesday released the full details of its investigation into Nashat Melhem, a terrorist who murdered three people in Tel Aviv this month, revealing recreational drug use, support for ISIS, and a bizarre message calling on US President Barack Obama to convert to Islam.

Videos of the terrorist, which he filmed himself, were found on his cell phone that was lost in Ramat Aviv on the day of the shootings. In the video, Melhem talks about smoking hashish and marijuana, drinking alcohol, and “snorting up.”

Also found on the phone was evidence that the terrorist had viewed religious material designed as mental preparation for a terror attack. Melhem also spoke of his hatred of “enemies of Islam” in his videos, using phrases similar to those used by ISIS. He also detailed his hatred for Russians.

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