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April 14, 2007



I don't understand how "have an association with" means the same as "have sworn allegiance to." I don't quite see the error.


For al-Qaeda, only groups which have pledged allegiance (baya) are considered part of the Islamic State of Iraq. Saying that the IAI had an association with AQ or the ISI clearly implies that they had once been part of it, when they had not. It may seem like a semantic point, but it is in fact hugely important to the internal dynamics of the insurgency: AQ demands that all factions pledge allegiance to the ISI are one of the key points which have driven these factions to their new public stance.


Thanks for the clarification.

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