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Hadi Wan abdul Hadi   11May 2015

 From one of my youngest and most astute students:
Salam Dr. Omar,

I hope you are well. I haven’t been in contact with you for awhile now and am wondering whether you have returned to Malaysia. Getting straight to the point, I remember you telling me about Sinan the Sorcerer, the King of the Mountain, the one whom Salahuddin Al-Ayyubi could not defeat. I would like to present my findings with regards to him.

There is a video game out in the market called Assassin’s Creed, where you play as a man simulating his ancestors memories to discover an ancient artifact. The setting takes place during the crusaders era with the war between Salahuddin and King Richard.

There were these two, the muslims and the christian crusaders, and then there was the Assassin Order. Here is their symbol:

It certainly bears resemblance to the freemasonic logo….Well, moving on, the story in itself does not really bear any significance with the outcomes of history, but do indeed show subtle signs of its standing…such as their creed, that is complete and utter freedom whereby their motto is ” Nothing is true, Everything is permitted “. Oh, I forgot to mention that throughout the series of the Assassin’s Creed game saga, the assassins are in constant struggle with their longtime enemy, the templars.

These games have taken place in very…peculiar places, whereby the first being The Levant during the crusades ( Jerusalem, Acre, Damascus), and then Italy during the rule of the Borgias ( Florence, Venice, Rome [ in this period, they had formed what they call the “Brotherhood” donning white and red] ) and then Constantinople ( during ottoman rule of Suleiman the Great being depicted as an acquaintance and associate of the Assassin protagonist. ), and then to the USA, during the American Civil War, where the Assassins and Templars were having their own plots and plans behind the plans of George Washington and the Green Dragon. The tavern can literally be visited in the game.

As seen within the locations of the game, their activity is strongly related to Freemasonic activity throughout the ages. But I’ve recently pinpointed something interesting related to its origin relative to Sinan.

Upon further reading, I found that at some point, Sinan was known to be the King of the Mountain of the Nizari Ismaili sect known for being assassins. It just so happened to be that the fortress that Salahuddin Al-Ayyubi failed to capture was the fort in Masyaf, the headquarters of the Assassin Order. You mentioned of the ” sending his men flying with a powerful unseen force”, such too was in the game, whereby a similar effect occured with the help of a device in the game called The Apple of Eden, a device from an ancient civilization according to the game’s lore.

Although there was no specific man they referred to as the King of the Mountain likened to Sinan, I’m positive that this assassin order is being referred to that of Sinan’s.

And now, it is being hidden in plain sight where now that information would be almost impossible to relate without the proper knowledge.

Wassalam Alaikum.