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Old Man of the Mountain,

in Islamic history: see AssassinAssassin
, European name for the member of a secret order of the Ismaili sect of Islam. They are known as Nizaris after Nizar ibn al-Mustansir, whom they supported as caliph; the European term Assassin is derived from the Arabic for "users of hashish.
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Old Man of the Mountain,

N.H.: see Franconia MountainsFranconia Mountains
, range in the White Mts., N N.H., rising to 5,249 ft (1,600 m) at Mt. Lafayette; part of White Mts. National Forest. Franconia Notch, a scenic, narrow pass (6 mi/10 km long), is west of the range.
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Caption: Visitors touring the White Mountains can get a bonus this fall: free admission to the New Hampshire Historical Society's Museum of New Hampshire History in Concord to see its exhibit, 'Consuming Views: Art & Tourism in the White Mountains.' The exhibit features featuring 'Old Man of the Mountains Near Profile House' by Samuel Lancaster Gerry, 1886, right.
Martin Wainwright (no relation of that other grand old man of the mountains, Alf) has chosen 150 of Harry Griffin's diaries and added a biography.
The followers of Hasan, the legendary Old Man of the Mountains, were the Al-Qaida of their time, ready to kill for him, ready to die for him.