The hashishians

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Interesting blog - interesting way to get people to blow themselves up in the belief of getting 72 virgins in Paradise! I had heard of this a long time before I read this account. In fact my father mentioned it over 20 years ago. A friend a long time ago mentioned that in the north of iran some of this still goes on.

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test says
assassin Look up assassin at Dictionary.com
1531 (in Anglo-L. from c.1237), via Fr. and It., from Arabic hashishiyyin "hashish-users," pl. of hashishiyy, from hashish (q.v.). A fanatical Ismaili Muslim sect of the time of the Crusades, under leadership of the "Old Man of the Mountains" (translates Arabic shaik-al-jibal, name applied to Hasan ibu-al-Sabbah), with a reputation for murdering opposing leaders after intoxicating themselves by eating hashish. The pl. suffix -in was mistaken in Europe for part of the word (cf. Bedouin).

The above is from the online etymological dictionary.


Mark de LA says
M 2006-02-12 08:41:36 2742
See also this article in the Wikipedia on Assassins.  In recent weeks I wonder if the current leader of Iran is part of this insanity.