Osama bin Laden's Son Made Some Serious Threats Against the U.S.

July 11th 2016

Taylor Bell

The son of slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has promised to continue attacks on the U.S. as retaliation for the death of his father, Reuters reports.

In the recording released Saturday by As-Sahab, the terrorist organization's media arm, Hamza bin Laden promised to continue the fight against the U.S. and its allies as payback for the government's assassination of his father.

Hamza bin Laden

"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 a speech titled "We Are All Osama," according to Reuters.

As the former head of Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden orchestrated the attacks of September 11, which resulted in the deaths of 2,977 people. But in 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed in a raid by U.S. forces at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

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According to CBS, Hamza bin Laden was 19 at the time of his father's death, and it is believed that he was the son that "barely escaped the raid."

"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 bin Laden said.

As of today, Hamza bin Laden's "whereabouts are unknown" but some believe that he might be next in line to lead Al Qaeda, CBS reports.

In fact, last year Hamza bin Laden "was introduced by the organization's new chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in an audio message," the New York Daily News reports.

"Hamza provides a new face for Al Qaeda, one that directly connects to the group's founder. He is an articulate and dangerous enemy," Bruce Riedel of Brookings Reuters reports told Reuters.