Hamza Bin Laden, the son of now dead al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden who was behind the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Towers in New York has threatened to take revenge against the United States of America (USA) for assassinating his father. A 21-minute speech purportedly by Hamza was released by Al-Qaeda in which he promises to continue al-Qaida’s fight against the United States and its allies.
The speech titled “We Are All Osama” has been a cause of concern for the western world as Hamza blames them for the oppression on the Muslim lands. “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 in the audio clipping.
Osama’s son who is in his mid-twenties comes to the forefront after aging leaders of al-Qaida have failed to inspire militants around the world after the rise of Islamic State (IS) which has gathered a lot of following. This could be a move on the part of al-Qaida to regain lost ground to IS as far as earning followers go. Hamza could possibly be seen as a potential future leader of al-Qaida if the voice recording is anything to go by. He can be heard stating in the recording: “If you think that your sinful crime that you committed in Abbottabad has passed without punishment, then you thought wrong. 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. ”
Osama bin Laden was killed at Abbottabad, Pakistan in his hideout during a US SEALS raid in 2011.