bin Laden went after the Saudi kingdom's relationship with America
in a new video intended to incite Muslims to rise up against Middle
Eastern rulers they see as too allied with the West.
video is the sixth episode in a series by the son of Osama bin
Laden; Hamza said that in addition to trying to spur "our dear
people in the Arabian Peninsula" to rise up "against the criminal
tyrants and rulers of the country," al-Qaeda wants to incite people
"to liberate the place of revelation from the Crusaders, and protect
the Two Holy Mosques from the Safavids, and establish a complete and
rightly guided Islamic system."
the goal to "revive the jihad for the sake of Allah," bin Laden's
heir pitched an al-Qaeda promise to "redistribute the riches of the
country among the poor and the needy and the deserving, so that the
sons of the country can live honorably and in strength in the shade
of the Shariah of the Lords of the Worlds."
is incumbent upon our people in the Arabian Peninsula to prepare the
equipment and materials, and prepare to protect the Two Holy
Mosques," he urged, along with supporting AQAP "with money and men."
Muslim merchants, this is a chance for he who wants to obtain the
honor of preparing an army to protect the Two Holy Mosques, and oh
young Muslims, go forth lightly and heavily to your mujahidin
brothers in Yemen the Land of Faith, to prepare the equipment and
gain the necessary experience from them," he said.
bin Laden reached back to World War II to explain how the Saudi
ruling family's "loyalty transformed from Britain to America with
the end of the Second World War, after the British star faded, and
the American star appeared in its place."
meeting of Abd al Aziz with Roosevelt was not ordinary but rather
was a dangerous and fateful meeting that dragged the Islamic Ummah
into calamities and disasters; which resulted in the establishment
of stronger relationships with America at the expense of Britain,
and Ibn Sa'ud agreed to allow American ships, and in using ports of
the Land of the Two Holy Places as a large American air base, and
became a region for the American army for a period of five years,
then returned after that to as Sa'ud with all the facilities built
in it," he said. "This was a dangerous step, the first beginning of
the military crusader presence in the Land of the Two Holy Places."
ethnic Saudi called King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman, the founder of
Saudi Arabia, "the greatest traitor."
sons and grandchildren still walk on the same path as their father,"
Hamza said, calling the head of the house "a scorpion."
in his late 20s, bin Laden was officially brought into the family
business two years ago and was designated
a terrorist by the United States in January 2017.
released last year by the CIA showed Hamza bin Laden at the
Abbottabad compound in Pakistan, which was raided by the U.S. in
2011, resulting in Osama's death.
journal, also released by the CIA last week, shows the al-Qaeda
leader talking about training Hamza on "Arab revolts"; Osama's
writings revealed deep fascination with the Arab Spring uprisings.
The elder bin Laden wrote about his son traveling to Qatar, "the
safest side to avoid crises."
mother is bin Laden's third wife, Khayriya Saber, who raised
the boy in Iran after the 9/11 attacks per agreement between
al-Qaeda and the regime in Tehran. Hamza would later receive some of
his training from the Taliban.
been appearing more often in al-Qaeda propaganda as the terror group
tries to woo the younger generation. In a November video and written
statement, Hamza bin Laden urged retaliation against the specific
Navy SEALs who raided the Abbottabad compound six years ago, killing
his father, and urging young Muslims to revolt with a new,
Shariah-based Arab Spring.
price of freedom is expensive, its bill exorbitant," he said.
"Freedom cannot be earned with worthless pieces of paper cast inside
a ballot box, nor by participation in polytheistic parliaments which
legislate by man-made laws; it’s earned with the ultimate
generosity, selfless sacrifice… jihad and martyrdom."