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  • n. An honorific in Arabic names, typically deriving from the name of the bearer's first-born son.


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  • "Burmese are sensitive, passionate, but they have no long-term strategy," explains the man, a former electrical and marine engineer who now wanders about, chewing kunya, a chewing stimulant made up of betel leaf and other ingredients that leaves the teeth stained a reddish brown, and accepting kindness from strangers.

    Staying Out of Trouble

  • What did Khalid Sheikh Mohammed know about Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti, which was the kunya, or nickname, of a trusted Osama bin Laden courier? - Home Page

  • Er wurde mit den Beinamen [kunya] Abu Ibrahim, Abu-l-Hassan und Abu - Photown News

  • Setelah laporan dibuat, si petualang internet yang telah menggunakan nama Arab (kunya) saya "IbnJuferi", dengan cubaan untuk menjahanamkan reputasi saya di talian maya, telah diharamkan daripada kedua-dua

    Planet Malaysia

  • The stupid Iraqi General screwed up the guys kunya (Abu name).

    The Jawa Report

  • The name Abu Sayyaf was derived from the kunya adopted by Abdurajak Janajalani when he named his oldest son Sayyaf, thereby becoming Abu Sayyaf or the father of Sayyaf.

    Latest Articles

  • You can also use a nickname or kunya to help protect your identity.

    American Bedu

  • Do you want your nickname / kunya displayed with your response in my article? yes or no islamisno1@yahoo. com

    American Bedu

  • She also noted that, although the witness had identified al-Rabiah as the man under discussion, from his kunya (nickname), Abu Abdullah al-Kuwaiti, the government had conceded that another Abu Abdullah al-Kuwaiti, an actual al-Qaeda operative named Hadi El-Enazi, was present in Tora Bora, and also noted that an interrogator had expressed doubt about the supposed eyewitness at the time (much of the ruling is redacted, but this seemed to involve a claim that al-Rabiah's oldest son was with him in Afghanistan, when this was demonstrably not the case).

    A Truly Shocking Gitmo Story

  • As to the claim of participating in fighting, the government produced virtually no credible evidence; as to the claim of receiving military training, the conclusory nine-word hearsay statement by [redacted] does not show that it is more likely than not that he received such training; as to the claim that he traveled around Afghanistan in 2001 and 2002 in the company of terrorist fighters fleeing the battlefield, even if the government had proven this charge, which it did not, such a fact would not constitute substantial support; as to the evidence that he stayed at [redacted], the government has certainly proven that he stayed there, but has utterly failed to present evidence that he was a substantial supporter of al-Qaeda and/or the Taliban while he did stay there; as to the government's position about the significance of locating Petitioner's alleged kunya on a list, the Court finds this argument without any merit whatsoever.

    Andy Worthington: Judge Gladys Kessler Releases Yemeni Detainee, Slams "Mosaic" Of Guantanamo Intelligence And Unreliable Witnesses


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