‘s son calls for Britain to be wiped out on terror web film
By Aislinn Simpson
The son of terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden has appeared on a terrorist film
on the internet calling for Britain and its allies to be wiped out.
Hamza Bin Laden, 16, the youngest of the Saudi-born warlord’s 18 sons, is
claimed to be the author of a poem featured on an extremist website to mark
the third anniversary of the July 7 London bombings in which 52 people died.
In it, the boy dubbed the Crown Prince of Terror, called for an acceleration
in the “destruction” of America, Britain, France and Denmark, the latter
singled out for the publishing by its largest selling broadsheet of
caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed.
“Oh God, reward the fighters hitting the infidels and defectors. Oh God,
guide the youth of the Islamic nation and let them assist with the fighters’
plans,” he continued.
“God, be pleased with those who want to go for jihad – and blind those who
are watching and want to capture them.
“Grant victory to the Taliban over the gangs of infidels.”
The poem is thought to have been read out by Hamza himself, and is
accompanied by a video clip featuring his father.
A short introduction announced: “We now offer you a new poem by Sheikh Hamza
Bin Laden, may God protect him.”
Patrick Mercer, the Conservative MP and a former shadow minister for
security, said of the reading: “We now have the Crown Prince of Terror
taking up his father’s mantle.”
Hamza, the only son from Bin Laden’s marriage to his Saudi wife, is believed
to be living on the Pakistan-Afghanista n border in the lawless territory of
It is not the first time the boy has been used on film to back his father’s
In 2001, he featured in a joint Taliban and Al-Qaeda video of a militant
attack on a Pakistan army camp in South Waziristan.
Earlier this year, in a posthumous autobiography published after she was
assassinated in political rally in her home country, the former Pakistani
prime minister Benazir Bhutto named the teenager as the leader of one of a
number of gangs plotting to kill her.
The allegation, which Bhutto said was reported to her by President Pervez
Musharraf and a “friendly muslim government”, bolstered intelligence claims
that Hamza is being groomed as a future leader of Al-Qaeda.
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