With ISIS performing terrorist attacks at an astonishing pace across the globe, many have forgotten about the former power and influence of ISIS’s predecessor, Al Qaeda.
After orchestrating the devastating 9/11 attacks, Osama Bin Laden made a name for himself as the world’s most dangerous terrorist.
Bin Laden was finally brought to justice in 2011 when his compound in Pakistan was raided by SEAL Team Six.
After its leader’s death, Al Qaeda began to pose less of a threat in the world. But even though Bin Laden is gone, his legacy remains.
New video reportedly shows that Al Qaeda now has a new torch bearer, a 28-year-old determined to keep Osama Bin Laden’s mission alive.
From The Daily Mail:
Osama Bin Laden’s son encouraged Muslim extremists to launch lone-wolf attacks against the West in a chilling video released last night.
In the ten-minute footage, Hamza Bin Laden urges his followers to embark on suicide missions that cause most damage and go for ‘the jugular of the enemy’.
Bin Laden relays his message in Arabic with English subtitles, declaring: ‘This is advice for anyone who intends to carry out a martyrdom operation.’
Hamza Bin Laden was originally thought to have died with his father during the compound raid, but reports say he went into hiding and then waited for his moment to rise to power.
It seems that now is that time.
But before Hamza can follow in daddy’s footsteps, he has to depose Al Qaeda’s current leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
If intelligence sources are able to trace the source of this video, a preemptive strike should be done now, before Bin Laden can retreat further into hiding. Such an action could end up saving lives later.
Experts say the threat from this video is very serious, and will likely lead to other acts of terrorism. Hamza has even called for ISIS and Al Qaeda to put aside their differences and join forces to take down the West.
After the recent terrorist attack in Manchester, it’s possible that Hamza’s message was heeded by a supporter.
The war on terror is far from over.
Source: The Daily Mail