mullah mullah  /ˈmə lə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a Muslim trained in the doctrine and law of Islam; the head of a mosque

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Of course, Mehsud was with Mullah Omar when the Taliban first started.

News

  1. Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan banned from arguing he was defending the Taliban

    A military judge barred Army Maj. Nidal Hasan on Friday from arguing at his court-martial that he was legally acting to protect Taliban leaders when he killed 13 people injured 32 others in a shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009.Hasan, who's representing himself, has said the shootings were a premeditated "defense of others" to safeguard Mullah Mohammed Omar and other Taliban leaders in ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Fort Hood shooting: Judge nixes Nidal Hasan defense strategy. What now?

    A military judge overseeing the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Hasan ruled Friday that the Army psychiatrist cannot argue in court that he killed 13 soldiers at Fort Hood in defense of Taliban leaders in Afghanistan, including leader Mullah Omar.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. Addressing journalists at a press conference at the presidential palace, Karzai said, "If I hear from [Mullah Omar] that he is willing to come to Afghanistan or to negotiate for peace...... I, as the president of Afghanistan, will go to any length...
    on Nov 17, 2008 By: Hamid Karzai Source: TIME

  2. "I'm not saying that they're at the highest levels, but I believe that somewhere in this government are people who know where Usama bin Laden and Al Qaeda is, where Mullah Omar and the leadership of the Afghan Taliban is, and we expect more...
    on May 11, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: FOXNews (blog)

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