One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A member of the Taliban.
- ‘They were threatening me, saying, you are Pashtun, so you are a Talib.’
- ‘"The operation will continue until the last Talib," Mr. Malik said, using the singular form of the word Taliban.’
- ‘For a moment I thought he was a Talib.’
- ‘For example I cannot accept the Talib point of view.’
- ‘The Taliban minister of religion once said: "If this woman goes on for another two years, there won't be a Talib left."’
- ‘The operation will continue until the last Talib is got rid of.’
- ‘The young Talib asked me if I thought the Americans would attack Afghanistan.’
- ‘The secularists take you to be a Hindu Talib, a Hindu jehadi and a Hindu kafir.’
- ‘The Talib had a Kalashnikov in his hand.’
- ‘Needless to say, the "national criminals" are back in power and so if you're a sincere Talib you have no choice but to fight on.’
- ‘"Now I am Talib," he said.’
- ‘When questioned about the army's collusion with militants, the major general said that he is not fighting as a Talib.’
- ‘In the Talib's mantra the revolution is personal.’
Arabic ṭālib ‘student, seeker of knowledge’ (see Taliban).
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