Prosecutors are asking to present a slew of newly released Al Qaeda documents at a terror trial Tuesday— and the documents reveal a personal oath of allegiance that makes Osama bin Laden seem like a Mafia don, the New York Post reported.
This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. (Photo: AP)
“I accept your allegiance on behalf of Sheik Usama,” reads a portion of the oath, according to prosecutors. “And to follow whomever Sheik Usama assigns to be my Amir on the jihad for the sake of God.”
The oath echoes novices' oaths of allegiance to the Sicilian Mafia.
Prosecutors have requested that the oath and other materials — eight documents referencing “the call of Usama Bin Laden for jihad against the blasphemous government of Pakistan,” outlining the inner workings of bin Laden's inner circle and discussing the jihadist's family — be presented at the trial of accused terrorist Abid Naseer.
Naseer, a Pakistani national, is accused of plotting to bomb the New York City subway system and other targets worldwide, the Post reported.
His trial is set to begin Tuesday in Brooklyn.
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