THE Saudi Arabian monarchy should be overthrown for betraying Muslims and forming strategic alliances with the West, Hamza bin Laden, a son of Osama bin Laden, the late head of Al-Qaeda terror group, stated this in an Al-Qaeda propaganda video released Saturday, December 9.
The video, released by Al-Qaeda’s as-Sahab Media Foundation, attacks Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud ‘Ibn Saud, Saudi Arabia’s founder, and accuses him and his successors of maintaining close ties with Britain despite British support for the Jewish state of Israel. In the video, the young bin Laden argues that the Saudi monarchy should be overthrown because it has maintained good political relations with Western powers at the expense of the Palestinians and their state.
“This is the consistent methodology taken by Al Saud towards Palestine: that they recognize Israel seizing most of it and the handing over of what remains to traitors such as Mahmoud Abbas,” bin Laden says in the video, referring to the leader of the Palestinian authority.
“It is through these historical facts that it becomes clear and evident to us that the ruling tyrants among Al Saud are not part of Islam in any way,” he continues in the missive, which was released by the SITE Intelligence group. “Indeed, the duty towards this family that betrayed the religion, the Ummah and the sanctities, is to remove and eradicate them, and establish in their place the law of Allah the Great and Almighty.”
A picture taken from Al Jazeera television purportedly shows Hamza bin Osama bin Laden, one of the sons of Osama bin Laden. Reuters
Hamza bin Laden was the favourite son of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, when Islamist extremists hijacked four planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, killing thousands.
The video was released as people across the Middle East protested President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Jerusalem is currently controlled by Israel, but half of the city was seen as the future capital of a Palestinian state if a two-state solution were reached between Israel and Palestinian authorities. The decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has been widely criticized by US allies. Protests over the last five days have left four Palestinians dead and hundreds wounded.
– Dec 12, 2017 @ 17:40 GMT |