Osama Bin Laden's Son is in Terror Blacklist by US

- Alive Correspondent   06-01-2017

          


The United States today added Hamza Bin Laden, one of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden's sons, to its terrorist blacklist.
 
Here are few reasons why us put Osama Bin Laden's Son is in Terror Blacklist-
 
Hamza bin Laden, who's now in his mid-twenties, has been "determined to have committed, or pose a serious risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security," the US State Department said.
 
The State Department says the younger Laden - in a 2015 audio message - called for acts of terrorism in Western capitals. In an audio message last year, he threatened revenge against the U.S. and warned Americans they would be targeted at home and abroad.
 
Hamza bin Laden also has called for lone wolf, or solo-operative, attacks against US, French, and Israeli interests in Washington, Paris and Tel Aviv.
 
Hamza was Osama's favourite son. A British parliamentarian once called him the "Crown Prince of Terror."
 
Hamza, who is in his mid-twenties, has become active as an Al-Qaeda propagandist since his father's death at the hands of US special forces in 2011.
 
According to letters found in the Navy SEAL raid on Osama's hideout in Pakistan, Hamza wrote to the Saudi-born Al-Qaeda leader asking to be trained to follow him.
 
A CIA analyst who examined the letters told AFP that in July 2009, when Hamza wrote the letter to his father's Abbottabad hideout, they had not seen each other for eight years.

But the elder bin Laden was making plans to send for his son, who was at the time under house arrest in Iran, and planned to groom him to become Al-Qaeda's leader.
 
Since Bin Laden's death, his Egyptian deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri has taken up the reins of the organization, but Hamza has issued audio messages to supporters.
 
The State Department order lists Hamza bin Laden as a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist," meaning that US citizens are forbidden from dealing with him, and freezing any assets under US jurisdiction.
 

 

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