The youngest son of al-Qaida’s slain founder, Osama bin Laden, Hamza, has called on the Saudi people to join the “global jihad and gain battle experience in Yemen” against the Saudi monarchs in order to free themselves from the US influence, reported the Guardian citing SITE Intelligence Group.
In an undated audio message, Hamza Bin Laden (born 1991), the youngest son of Osama Bin Laden, urged Saudi youth to join the Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (Aqap) to “gain the necessary experience” to fight.
This undated audio message was released through Al-Qaeda media wing “As-Sahab” on Wednesday, and it is Hamza’s fourth speech since August 2015, as he tries to assert his influence over the global terrorist network, according to media reports.
Following his message on Saudi Arabia, the young ” Bin Laden” turned his attention to Palestine and Syria, stating that his followers must continue their jihad in these countries, despite the absence of Al-Qaeda in the past.
Furthermore, experts believe that Hamza is acquiring more popularity among jihadists in comparison with that of Egyptian al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
As a matter of fact, the Saudi Kingdom is leading a coalition for fighting the Iran-backed rebels in Yemen, the Houthis, as well as the Sunni jihadists who have joined Aqap and the Islamic State.
Saudi authorities in 1994 stripped Osama bin Laden of his nationality after he issued an Islamic religious pronouncements “Fatwa” denouncing both the royal family and the US.