He’s been described as the “Crown Prince of Terror” — and there are fears Osama bin Laden’s son is about to launch a new reign of terror on the world to avenge his father’s death.
With ISIS crumbling, its parent terror organisation Al-Qaeda is about to be taken over by the only son of bin Laden’s favourite wife.
Hamza bin Laden, now believed to be aged 28 and regarded as the “poster boy” of Al-Qaeda’s re-emergence on the world terrorism front, may be about to strike.
Like his father, he is intelligent and a devotee of violent, radical jihad.
Hamza Laden, as he is sometimes called, was a child in Afghanistan when his father changed the world by launching Al-Qaeda’s deadly 9/11 terror attacks on America.
He grew up hating everything about the US — aside from a secret childhood love for Coca Cola — and was reared as his father’s designated heir.
He is married to the daughter of Abu Mohammed al-Masri, the former head of Al-Qaeda’s training camps.
He is wanted by the United States for his alleged role in the 1998 American embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya.
In May, a chilling audio recording indicated he was staging a deadly comeback for Al-Qaeda, which has been all but forgotten in the rise of ISIS in Syria and the Middle East.
Hamza’s voice, described by the Washington Post as “vintage Osama bin Laden” sonorously intones the words: “Prepare diligently to inflict crippling losses on those who have disbelieved.
“Follow in the footsteps of martyrdom-seekers before you.”
But it is not the first time Hamza has stepped up and out of the shadow of his father’s stewardship of Al-Qaeda.