The Origin of Assassins

The word Assassin is derived from a Middle Eastern religious and political sect known as Hashishins. The name means ‘hashish smoker’which refers to the practice of taking hashish to induce visions of ecstacy before murdering their enemies as their religious duty. They were very good at what they did.

4 thoughts on “The Origin of Assassins”

  1. Dan Brown – This is like a HUGE theme in the book Angels and Demonsthe prequel to the Da Vinci Code…Just in case anyone wanted to know….this guy in it is a hired assassin and he is like part of this ancient tribe called the hashishins and he’s REALLY good at killing people. He’s pretty sadistic and like also a nymphomaniac. If guys can be one.

  2. Dan Brown – This is like a HUGE theme in the book Angels and Demonsthe prequel to the Da Vinci Code…Just in case anyone wanted to know….this guy in it is a hired assassin and he is like part of this ancient tribe called the hashishins and he’s REALLY good at killing people. He’s pretty sadistic and like also a nymphomaniac. If guys can be one.

  3. bull – im sorry to say that this fact is utter rubbish.
    the actual origin of the word assassin was a made up word in one of shakespeares plays.

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