Terrorism And The Middle East And Muslims

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Terrorism has been around since the early to late 11th century and it is directly related to the Middle East and Muslims. The Hashshashin (roughly translated as the “Assassins”) arose as an offspring of the Isma 'ili sect of Shia Muslims. It was led by man named Hassan-i Sabbah and it opposed the Fatimid rule. The Hashshashin group then seized Alamut and other strongholds across Persia. At the time, Hashshashin forces were too small to go to war conventionally, so they assassinated city governors and military commanders in order to create alliances with powerful militaristic neighbors. For instance, they murdered Janah al-Dawla, ruler of Homs, to please Ridwan of Aleppo, and then assassinated Mawdud and Seljuk emir of Mosul, as a favor to Damascus. The Hashshashin also carried out assassinations as form of retribution. However, under some definitions of terrorism, such assassinations do not qualify, but nonetheless it was a form terrorism. Although, this does not mean all terrorism originates from the Middle East, as multiple different countries (some would include the United States of America in this discussion) and religions have partaken in some form of terrorism. It is however hard to deny and refute the claims that the Middle East doesn 't have a terrorism problem.
So what does this have to do with Yemen? Well believe or not, Yemen currently is in the forefront of terrorism. According to some experts, “The Houthi advance into Sana’a and beyond is a further sign Yemen is…
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