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Osama bin Laden’s son may take top role in Al-Qaeda, plans to ‘avenge his father’: Report

According to a US official, Osama Bin Laden's son will take over the top role in Al-Qaeda to avenge his father's death.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 13, 2017 10:19 am
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A former FBI agent told a television news channel that personal letters seized during the raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden showed that his son Hamza is poised to lead the terrorist organisation. Ali Soufan, who led the investigation against Laden after 9/11 attacks, in an interview to CBS news said that Hamza, who adored his father and wished to carry forward his ideology, will take over the top role in al-Qaeda to avenge his father’s death. Revealing contents of the now-declassified letters, Soufan said that Hamza wrote the letters when he was 22 years old, in which he wrote, “I consider myself to be forged in steel. The path of jihad for the sake of God is what we live.”

Soufan told the news channel that Hamza, now 28, can inspire and unite the jihadist movement. According to the former FBI agent, there are several similarities between Laden and his son. “His recent message that came out, he delivered the speech as if it’s his father…using sentences, terminology that was used by Osama bin Laden.” US recognises Hamza as “specially designated global terrorist”, the same classification his father once held, Soufan told reporters.

He also said that Hamza has recorded two audio messages in last two years. “He’s basically saying, ‘American people, we’re coming and you’re going to feel it. And we’re going to take revenge for what you did to my father…Iraq…Afghanistan’…the whole thing was about vengeance.”

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  1. Namasivayam Chokkalingam
    May 13, 2017 at 8:34 pm
    Even the governments in almost all countries are manned by below-average men and women. The solid proof is that there is yet no concrete effort by most of them to contain the universal Islamic terrorism raging so rampant for decades. The only reason is only Israel and USA (its only staunch supporter) bear the brunt of terrorism by Muslims.
    1. S
      Shafted mohammed
      May 13, 2017 at 7:34 pm
      He too can sing the song with his father and little mermaid under the sea in Arabian Sea soon.
      1. Nitin Deolekar
        May 13, 2017 at 2:03 pm
        ISIS Terrorists are now found in India Due to Dirty Ambedkar Laws Like No common civil code? Pseudo?Secular??Nehru-Ambedkar gifted un-due facilities to Muslims in India? Who did not go to Pak and opted to remain in India. Mr.Ambedkar failed to do even common civil code?? He forced 1-wife act by Law for poor Hindu? forcing Hindu to go to courts even for simple mutual divorce; wasting Money as well as Prime Time in Life.. Due to Delay no child after 2nd marriage. So Hindu population is growing very slow compared to Muslims. However same Nehru-Ambedkar allowed 4-shadi Verbal Talak for Muslims !! so their population is growing 50 faster!! so their poverty and then few of them become ISIS terrorists, due to education in Madrassah, teacher ry paid by Great Govt at cost of we Majority Hindu tax payers!! Now better reverse Mr.Ambedkar wrong laws? Dare to Apply 1-wife Law to Muslims and allow 2-shaadi written Talak for Hindu!! Apply China family planning law to Muslims for next 70 years.
        1. K
          May 13, 2017 at 3:27 pm
          yes...100 ...agreed...