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Assassin

So what is the real connection between violence in general and murder in particular, to drugs in general and Hashish in particular?

Muslim sects during the time of crusaders, forced many to perform murders against their Christian enemies in name of Allah and religion. Many of these murders were carried out under the influence of Hashish and so these murderers were widely names as hashashin, literally meaning those who smoke (or eat) hashish.  The hashashin later on evolved into assassin for the phonological comfort of western speakers.

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Written by Victoria Sheinkin

Victoria Sheinkin is a writer, content editor, translator and chief editor for UnusedWords.com. Speaking three and a half languages, she holds two BAs from the Tel Aviv university- Communication and jounalism, English literature and linguistics.

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