Hamza bin Laden, the son of slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has vowed to launch a revenge attack on the United States and its allies.
The planned revenge, according to an audio message posted online, would be to punish the United States for assassinating his father.
The 21-minute audio speech entitled “We Are All Osama” was posted on SITE Intelligence Group.
It could be recalled that Osama bin Laden was killed at his Pakistani hideout by US commandos in 2011 in a major blow to the militant group, which carried out the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Centre.
Hamza, now in his mid-twenties, was at his father’s side in Afghanistan before the 9/11 attacks and spent time with him in Pakistan after the US-led invasion pushed much of al Qaeda’s senior leadership there, according to the Brookings Institution.
He has, therefore, declared that the revenge is not for his father Osama but for all those who defended Islam.
He, however, vowed to continue the global militant group’s fight against the US and its allies.
“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.
“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”, he said.