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  • As the Australian reports, it is reminiscent of the first uprising of the movement in Kandahar in 1994 when the Taliban, from the word talib, meaning student, banded together to take on the vicious warlords who then ran southern Afghanistan:

    2009 March 07 « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • The word talib means “student,” and indeed, many of the Taliban’s fighters received their education in these madrassas in the Peshawar area.

    A Woman Among Warlords

  • The Arab word talib, “student,” has been given a Persian suffix, -an, which is an unusual amalgam or was a mistake.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • The 114-page report, "'Off the Backs of the Children': Forced Begging and Other Abuses against Talibés in Senegal," documents the system of exploitation and abuse in which at least 50,000 boys known as talibés

    Winds Of Jihad By SheikYerMami

  • First of all, the author should have stated up front that the word 'talib' means student, with

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  • In spite of the fact that "talib" is literally translated as "student", the Taliban hate education and have stooped so low as to murder little girls attending class.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Talib cannot become 'talib' even phonetically. what a great story BBC no wonder why you are known as British Bananas 'company.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • At the height of the Taliban attack a number of noble and brave young Afghan men took up cudgels in defence of RAWA demonstrators and gave sound beatings to a number of the talib macho-cubs.

    On traditionalism: how homoeroticism flourished in medieval Persia, and how political homophobia came to be imported from the West

  • Without carrying out some kind of comprehensive poll of all the pro-government forces on west Beirut streets on those days, there's no way to distinguish how many of the fighters were from northern Lebanon a friend of mine in who lives in abi talib told me he ran into a future guy he knows who's a Jordanian citizen.

    Saturday, May 31, 2008

  • A wounded talib is given first aid and evacuated by a US helicopter to Kandahar Airfield for treatments.

    Archive 2008-02-01

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