Hamza Bin Laden has accused the historic founder of Saudi Arabia, Abdul-Aziz bin Rahman Al Saud, of being a British agent, according to Arab media outlet Al-Monitor. Osama Bin Laden’s child and heir apparent has been active in al-Qaeda since the death of his father in a 2011 US Navy Seal raid in Pakistan.
Encouraged by setbacks faced by rival organisation Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, he is now thought to be spearheading an al-Qaeda revival. “This is all about contesting who the legitimate leader of the Sunni Muslim world is,” Colin Clarke, political scientist and associate fellow of The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism said.
“Hamza is reasserting himself as an outspoken figure attempting to pick up the mantle of his father at a time when al-Qaeda is very much looking for leadership. “They were shoved aside for years by IS but now as the caliphate crumbles, al-Qaeda is ascendant and looking to reclaim that mantle of leader of the global jihad.
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