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Osama bin Laden’s son criticizes Saudi Arabia with video message as he leads an al-Qaeda revival

An older photo of Osama bin Laden's son, Hamza bin Laden, who has recently appeared in more al-Qaeda propaganda videos. (YouTube)
August 02, 2017

Hamza bin Laden, the son of former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has sent a message to the Saudi Arabian royal family accusing Abdul-Aziz bin Rahman Al Saud – the first monarch and founder of Saudi Arabia – of being a British agent, according to Al-Monitor.

Hamza, now 28, has been actively working toward reviving al-Qaeda since the death of his father in 2011.

In the video message, Hamza claimed that Abdul-Aziz bin Rahman Al Saud worked with the British against the Ottoman Empire, who then used the break-up to create Israel.

This video message is the second attack on the royal family. In the first video, Hamza called for lone-wolf terror attacks and a rebellion in the kingdom.

Hamza has also released a number of videos over the years calling for terrorist attacks on major foreign locations such as Paris and Washington, D.C.

These videos, as well as a speech given last year called “We are all Osama,” landed Hamza on the U.S. State Department’s terror watchlist.