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Abdul Salam Zaeef - My Life with the Taliban - 9781849041522 - V9781849041522
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My Life with the Taliban

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Description for My Life with the Taliban Paperback. This is the autobiography of the former Taliban Ambassador to Pakistan who negotiated with the US after 9/11 and spent time in Guantanomo. It is the first inside account of what motivates ordinary Afghans to join the Taliban. Editor(s): Strick van Linschoten, Alex; Kuehn, Felix. Num Pages: 360 pages. BIC Classification: 1FCA; BGHA; JFSR2; JPWL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 215 x 137 x 21. Weight in Grams: 434.
Abdul Zaeef describes growing up in poverty in rural Kandahar province, which he fled for Pakistan after the Russian invasion of 1979. Zaeef joined the jihad in 1983, was seriously wounded in several encounters and met many leading figures of the resistance, including the current Taliban head, Mullah Mohammad Omar. Disgusted by the lawlessness that ensued after the Soviet withdrawal, Zaeef was one among the former mujahidin who were closely involved in the emergence of the Taliban, in 1994. He then details his Taliban career, including negotiations with Ahmed Shah Massoud and role as ambassador to Pakistan during 9/11. In ... Read more

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About Abdul Salam Zaeef
Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef was the Taliban Ambassador to Pakistan during 9/11. He was subsequently imprisoned in Guantanamo before being released without charge. This is his story. Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn are researchers and writers permanently based in Kandahar. In 2006 they founded AfghanWire.com, an organisation and website that pursues awareness of Afghani issues and opinions largely ... Read more

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'Originally published in Pashto, the language of the Pashtuns, the book has been beautifully translated and extensively edited for easier understanding by Alex Strick van Linschoten and Feliz Kuehn, two researchers who live in Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban... Zaeef says he does not believe in al-Qaeda, but speaks as an Afghan patriot with strong Islamist leanings toward the ... Read more

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