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Friday 29 April 2022

Word To Use Today: Taliban.

 The Taliban are usually described as a fundamentalist Islamist army. They enforce many laws which most people in the West view with horror and revulsion. The usual presumption is that the laws are part of the fundamentalism - that is, that they arise from a decision to follow sacred Islamic texts literally and completely.

Having discovered the origin of the word Taliban, however, I'm having to think again.

Word To Use Today: Taliban. This word was coined in the 1900s and comes from the Arabic word tāliban, which means seekers.

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