Wednesday, 23 January 2013

The Deadly History Of Persia's Ancient Assassins

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In the year 1090, a charismatic man by the name of Hasan-i Sabbah used his popularity to gather together a small but devout following of Ismaili Muslims.

Sabbah single-handedly molded his following - known as the Order of the Assassins, or Hashashin - into a fighting force capable of bringing down the most well-guarded leaders of the day. Zealous and disciplined, this force would strike terror into the hearts of caliphs, viziers and sultans for the next 200 years.

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