Like father, like son: Younger Bin Laden assumes al Qaeda leadership

The Washington Post examines how one of Osama bin Laden’s sons is following in his footsteps and using al Qaeda to promote international terrorism.

“Prepare diligently to inflict crippling losses on those who have disbelieved,” Hamza bin Laden, scion of the Sept. 11, 2001, mastermind, says in a thin baritone that eerily echoes his father. “Follow in the footsteps of martyrdom-seekers before you.”

The recording, first aired May 13, is one in a string of recent pronouncements by the man who many terrorism experts regard as the crown prince of al-Qaida’s global network. …

Decimated by U.S. military strikes and overshadowed for years by its terrorist rival, the Islamic State, al-Qaida appears to be signaling the start of a violent new chapter in the group’s history, led by a new bin Laden – one who has vowed to seek revenge for his father’s death.

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