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- proper n. A religious group who used hashish to create mystic visions; they later became associated with the assassination of invading Christian leaders during the Crusades; their descendants are the Khojas.
The group was the Hashshashin sect (the word assassin came from Hashshashin).
Now I'm hoping to meet a harem girl or maybe a lady Hashshashin at tonight's Halloween party.
And his account of Hashshashin is totally off, and his belief that Shi`ites act from an impulse of a cult of death is contradicted by evidence: he needs to read Robert Pape's Dying to Win.
In fact, there is no evidence that As-Sabbah actually killed anybody, and will not get into whether the Hashshashin were really intoxicated.
The script, clearly written by committee, introduces a few genuine elements: Alamut was a real city, although not a holy one, and Dastan and Tamina are pursued by the Hashshashin, the cult of assassins whose name may be related to "hashish."
This villain is of course the master of the Hashshashin from Kurt Busiek's brilliant "Camelot Falls" storyline from his run on "Superman."
The Hashshashin survive as an underground society into the modern era.
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