Osama bin Laden’s favorite son, Hamza, emerged today in a new audio message in which he called upon Muslims to take revenge against those responsible for his father’s killing in 2011.
In the message, translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, Hamza (now believed to be 28 years of age) calls upon all Muslims “generally to take revenge [on] the Americans, the murderers of the Shaykh… specifically from those who participated in this heinous crime.”
Hamza went on to acknowledge the failure of the Arab Spring, and urged young Muslims to prepare for a new wave of armed uprisings. “Rise in rebellion against oppression and tyranny, revolt against the agents of the Americans, initiate armed uprisings to overthrow them… for they do not understand the language of peace,” he said.
“The price of freedom is expensive, its bill exorbitant. 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.”
In the recording, titled “Osama… The Fighter Against Invaders And The Inciter of Rebellion Against Tyrants,” Hamza calls upon Muslims in the West to prepare their youth physically in the arts of military training and fighting. “This may be done by sending them in groups or individually to the theatres of Jihad- the crucibles for the formation of men, the life springs of honor- so that they may engage in the necessary preparations and acquire sufficient experience before returning to the society,” he said.