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Originally posted by khunmoon
The label 'hashish' is a corruption of the French 'assassin'
- the description crusaders used to describe it.
(From ONE MINUTE on) Wikipedia:
The Hashshashin (also Hashishin, Hashashiyyin, or Hashasheen) from which the word Assassins is thought to originate, were the military wing of the Nizari branch of the Ismā'īlī Shia Muslims following a dispute regarding the succession of the eighth Fatimide Caliph Al Mustansir. The Nizāriyya, upheld Nizar to be the rightful successor but the faction were driven from Egypt. However the majority of Isma'ili outside of the Fatmid State believed that Nizar was the rightful successor, and established a number of fortified settlements in present day Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, the first of which was Alamut under the charismatic Iranian leader Hasan-i Sabbah. Persecuted as infidels by the dominant Sunni sect in the Muslim world, they sent dedicated people to eliminate prominent Sunni leaders, whom they considered "impious usurpers."  The sect was decimated by the invading Mongols, their last stronghold being seized by Hülegü Khan in the year 1272. The term Hashshashin, a name given to them by their Arab enemies, was derived from the Arabic "haššāšīn" (حشّاشين, "hashish user"). It also means the ones who produce hashish, which they are alleged to have ingested prior to their attacks, but this etymology is disputed. The sect referred to themselves as al-da'wa al-jadīda (Arabic:الدعوة الجديدة), which means the new doctrine, and were known within the organization as Fedayeen.
Originally posted by RFBurns
The use of mind altering drugs were a regular practice back in WWII by the Kamakazi's and suicide bomber pilots.
Originally posted by Canadianduder
reply to post by Merriman Weir
"Can you give a source for that?"
Wow. I'm surprised you have the gall to pull that one on a moderator... You are picking bigger targets.
*If you were actually serious and not just using that tactic to harass him - you would have used Google and/or Wikipedia and found out for yourself.
I did. It took me less than one minute to find it - but then I'm not out to push the limits of trolling to see what I can get away with...
I seriously cannot believe you just said "Can you give a source for that? to a moderator about something you could have found in one minute (something that is also fairly common knowledge)...
You are growing braver.
[edit on 3-12-2008 by Canadianduder]
Originally posted by Thurisaz
Well terrorists or Druggies?
Maybe these people have watched Scarface too many times?
So now we have terrorists relying on drugs? This seems very anti religion, I mean... typical terrorists are religious fundamentalists...so this doesn't fit the stereotype.
Just appalling. I think these people, now I have read this amount to nothing more than drug skanks.
(visit the link for the full news article)
[edit on 2-12-2008 by Thurisaz]