- n. an oath of allegiance to an emir
“According to the family of my husband, Saadoun, bayat translates as “the people who camped overnight.””
“Others graduated to more specialized terrorist training, and an elite group of recruits were inducted into al-Qaeda itself by swearing a personal religious oath of allegiance known as bayat to bin Laden.”
“To get a good ID of some of her targets, she bullies them into filling out an oath of allegiance known as a bayat .”
“A bayat is the oath of allegiance that al Qaeda members give to Osama bin Laden, "big wedding" was believed by intelligence analysts to be the code for an imminent attack.”
“A bayat is the oath of allegiance that an al Qaeda member gives to Osama bin Laden.”
“He really ought to fire his producers for not getting footage of our opening ceremony bayat oath to Usama bin Laden.”
“If you count as members those who pledged the bayat or personal oath to Bin Laden, it may never have had more than a hundred people, and KSM claims not to have been one ofthem.”
“A veteran Al Qaeda fighter, trainer and bodyguard, Wahishi pledged bayat (a loyalty oath) to bin Laden and served with him in Afghanistan in the days before 9/11, according to current and former U.S. officials.”
“Later that year, in October 2004, after resisting for nearly five years, al-Zarqawi finally paid bayat to Osama bin Laden — but only after eight months of often stormy negotiations.”
“They came only thirteen months after he had sworn bayat.”
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