Ep. 113 – History of Terrorism Part 2: The Assassins

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During the time of the Crusades, a special group known as the Assassins arose out of the Middle East. They were led by a figure known as the “old man on the mountain.” These were expertly trained, clandestine, professional killers. They were fueled by fanaticism. Never before in history had such a small number of fighters been able to change the course of nations and history. This episode in my History of Terrorism podcast series tells the story of who were the assassins.

If you enjoyed this podcast episode check out the complete series on the History of Terrorism.

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The History of Terrorism series tells the story of how terrorism developed from the ancient world to ISIS.

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History of Terrorism – Part 2: The Assassins

They set a standard for future terrorists to follow. Even today groups like al-Qaeda try to emulate the tactics and effectiveness of the Assassins.

Download the Assassins podcast episode here.

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Here are some additional links if you would like to read more about this terrorist group from ancient history:

The Fortress

Holy Terror 

A Feared Cult

If you enjoyed this episode check out the series on the History of the Modern Middle East as well. Also, the History of Islamic Extremism might be of interest to you. 

 

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