Mullah


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Mullah

A Muslim who is religiously educated. Some mullahs are experts in Islamic finance.
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The news comes as Taliban has not officially confirmed Mullah Akhtar Mansoor's death.
Anyhow, the position of the new Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been strengthened with the oath of allegiance of Mullah Omer's family.
However, he said the Foreign Office has categorically denied that Mullah Omer was died in a hospital at Karachi.
Following the confirmation of the death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar in late July, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor declared himself as Amirul Momenin or supreme leader of the hardline militants.
This matters a lot, because Mullah Omar was not just the leader of the Taliban.
Mullah Omar is now believed to have died two years ago in a Pakistani hospital.
The defence minister said Mullah Omar had not been in Quetta or Karachi, adding he neither died in Pakistan nor was buried there.
The Afghan government announced on Wednesday that the reclusive mullah had been dead since April 2013.
It was widely speculated that Mullah Baradar Akhund would succeed Mullah Omar as the supreme leader of the Afghan Taliban.
This new leader, as the statement announces, is Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor, a militant close to Omar's operations, and he's just as mysterious.
Abdul Hassib Sediqi, the spokesman for Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security, said Mullah Omar died in a hospital in the Pakistani city of Karachi in April 2013.
Fazlullah, aka Radio Mullah, also ordered the shooting of Malala Yousafzai, who was attacked for campaigning for education for girls and later won the Nobel Peace Prize.