|Osama bin Laden’s son, Hamza (left) in 2001. No older than 10 years old.|
Hamza bin Laden, the youngest known son of the dead al-Qaeda mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, announced his plans for avenging his father through an audio clip that was released by the terrorist organization’s media outlet, As Sahab.
Reuters reports that according to the SITE Intelligence Group (a U.S. enterprise that monitors terrorist communication globally), bin Laden’s son spoke passionately on his plans to seek revenge against the United States and its ally countries.
The video was 21 minutes long and was titled “We Are All Osama.”
Bin Laden’s son — thought to be in his twenties now — had been with him for extended periods, including the time when the 9/11 attacks were conceived.
The words (quoted in the same article by Reuters), in the message released by Hamza bin Laden, rings with the rhetoric of a militant leader in the making.
“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.”
Osama bin Laden's son Hamza vows revenge for the death of his father
Killed in an American military operation at a temporary residence in Abbottabad in Pakistan, Osama’s death is the focus of bin Laden’s son’s address.
“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.”