‘It is not revenge for Osama the person but it is revenge for those who defended Islam’ says Osama’s son Hamza bin Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden.
He has threatened revenge against the United States for killing his father in an audio entitled ‘We Are All Osama’.
“We will continue striking you and targeting you in your country and abroad in response to your oppression of the people of Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and the rest of the Muslim lands that did not survive your oppression,” Hamza said.
“As for the revenge by the Islamic nation for Sheikh Osama, may Allah have mercy on him, it is not revenge for Osama the person but it is revenge for those who defended Islam.”
“Hamza provides a new face for al Qaeda, one that directly connects to the group’s founder. He is an articulate and dangerous enemy, “according to Bruce Riedel of Brookings Institution.
Osama was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 2, 2011, by US Navy SEAL Team Six. Following his death, dozens of letter written by him to his family and senior members of al-Qaida were released.
This is not the first time that Hamza calls for terrorist attacks. Previously, he hashad incited attacks on on London, Washington, Paris and Tel Aviv in an audio message released by al-Qaida. Hamza is thought to have been groomed by his 9/11 mastermind father.
Hamza is the son of Osama’s third wife Soudi Arabia’s Khairiah Sabar. He is aged around 24 years and was first introduced by the organization’s chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in a similar audio message in 2015. Reuters says that senior leaders have struggled to inspire new recruits to the Qaeda cause because of the presence of the Islamic State. Hamza represents a young voice to improve al Qaeda’s campaign to encourage new militants.
In a video of 2005 titled ‘The Mujahideen of Waziristan’, Hamza is shown participating in an al-Qaeda assault on Pakistani security forces in the south Waziristan tribal region between Afghanistan and Pakistan. In September 2007, it was reported that he was again in the tribal belt that encompasses the Pakistan/Afghanistan border region taking a senior role with al-Qaeda forces.
In July 2008, The Sun published a translation of a poem said to be written by Hamza, which had been published on an extremist Islamic Web site. In the poem Hamza wrote “Accelerate the destruction of America, Britain, France and Denmark.” In response British MP Patrick Mercer dubbed Hamza bin Laden the Crown Prince of Terror.
Hamza Bin Laden was implicated in the 2007 assassination of the former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. However, according to an interrogation of former al-Qaeda spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Hamza was under house arrest in Iran when Bhutto was assassinated and was not released until 2010.
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