For years, world terrorist Osama bin Laden had been hunted by nations, until he was reportedly killed by the United States Special Forces.
After years of bin Laden’s assassination, his son reportedly threatened the United States government to avenge his father.
Hamza bin Laden, Osama’s son, posted audio online that claims he would continue what his father had started years ago. Hamza also said that he will continue the global stride of al-Qaeda to fight the United States and all of its allies during his 21-minute speech titled “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 that this revenge would not be solely associated to “Sheikh Osama,” but for all those people who “defended Islam” during their Al-Qaeda crusade.
Last year, the United States released information that Hamza is trying to reorganize al-Qaeda and reunite their global forces. Hamza has been under house arrest in Iran, but he has found a way to reach out to his connections. Hamza was also at his father’s side when the 9/11 tragedy happened.
Hamza, being the younger face of al-Qaeda leadership, is determined to create a stronger force this time. He also called out to Americans and told them that every single one of them is accountable for the decisions of their leaders as prominent figures of the election pushes to “oppress” Muslims.
“If you think that your sinful crime that you committed in Abbottabad has passed without punishment, then you thought wrong.”
Hamza is not the only well-known son in the family. Back in 2011, it was revealed through international media that Osama’s fourth eldest son, Omar, has declined to follow in his footsteps as a mastermind terrorist.
Unlike Osama and Hamza, Omar said he would like to be in a position where he could “promote peace.”
“I do not believe that I would be a good politician – I have a habit of speaking the truth, even when it does not serve me well. But I would like to be in a position to promote peace. I believe that the United Nations would be ideal for me.”
Omar said when his father asked him to fight with al-Qaeda back in 2001, he ended his contact with the terrorist.
“His sons were in attendance, although none of us was a fighter,” Omar said. “He spoke of how it is a great honour to give one’s life for Islam and said anyone who wanted to give their life should put their name on a paper in the mosque.”
Omar continued, “He never asked me to join al-Qaida, but he did tell me I was the son chosen to carry on his work. He was disappointed when I said I was not suited to that life. I do not like disagreement or violence.”
Omar said that the family members who did not partake in terrorism could not openly talk about the 9/11 event with each other because it was just “too painful” for them. Even after the event, nobody has ever spoken about the tragedy.
As a son, Omar was hesitant to believe the 9/11 attacks were his father’s doing, but when Osama announced it himself, he gave up “the luxury of doubt.”
Omar has bared it all out when he wrote a book to explain what it was like to be in the terrorist family. He wrote Growing Up Bin Laden, Osama’s Wife and Son Take Us Inside Their Secret Word together with his mother and bestselling writer Jean Sasson.
“People are surprised when they learn that I am the son of Osama bin Laden. But once they get their wits in order, they are curious about my life and usually extend a hand of friendship, which leads me to believe that most people have very good hearts.”
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