Are there assassins?

Evgeny Fogov
Evgeny Fogov
March 25, 2015
Are there assassins?

Today, most people, especially gamers, believe that assassins are fictional characters that are found only in computer games. In fact, it is not. Moreover, the assassins originate from ancient times. In this article we will tell about them in more detail, as well as answer the question whether there are assassins now.

Who were the assassins

Assassins appeared in the Middle Ages. Under this name the Knight’s Order of the Ismaili was known. Order of the Assassins were founded in Eastern countries, as well as in the countries of Central Asia.

Contrary to popular belief, the assassins are not some kind of clan; rather, they were like Japanese ninjas. They were hired for contract killings, but they committed murders on political and religious grounds under the influence of the “holy grass” of hashish, because differed extreme fanaticism.

Now it is quite difficult to say for sure whether assassins exist. However, theoretically it is quite possible, because their clans are still preserved. In particular, the Assassins include some of the representatives of Shiism.Nizari currently live in Iran, Syria, Iraq.