Why are the Taliban not a terrorist group?
March 4, 2009 2:26 AM Subscribe
Why is the Taliban not on the US or UK proscribed lists of terrorist organisations?
posted by YouRebelScum to law & government (12 answers total)
I checked out the lists referred to here
. There are other organisations who have similar stated aims to the Taliban - Hizb-i Islami Gulbuddin, for example, who were put on the Canadian and British lists (but still, bizarrely, not on the US list) - but nothing on the Taliban. Can anyone tell me why? Is it the definition of "terrorist group"?