The son of late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has promised to take revenge against the U.S. for assassinating his father.
In a 21-minute video released by As-Sahab, taking to social media in a 21-minute rant, Hamza bin Laden tells Americans that they are accountable for the decisions of their leaders.
He said Qaeda will continue waging jihad, or holy war, against the U.S. in response to its “oppression” of Muslims.
“If you think that your sinful crime that you committed in Abbottabad has passed without punishment, then you thought wrong,” he said.
The terrorist’s son said that the United States will be targeted in terror attacks similar to 9/11.
Hamza claimed: “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.
“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.
Bin Laden was killed in a May 2011 U.S. raid at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. His son’s whereabouts are uknown. Analysts believe he may be preparing to take over leadership of al Qaeda.
Hamza is the youngest of bin Laden’s surviving children. Reports differ, but bin Laden is suspected of having fathered around 20 or so children.