Ali Soufan Cited in Newsweek: The Chosen One? Al-Qaeda’s Next Leader Could be Osama bin Laden’s Son Hamza
September 12, 2017
By: Jack Moore
One day before the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Al-Qaeda alerted the world that it would release four messages to coincide with the day the group became the most notorious jihadi group in the world. The post showed the Twin Towers in flames, and the silhouette of a plane approaching. But most interestingly, it depicted two figures in the wreckage of the towers. One is the group’s late leader Osama Bin Laden, who masterminded the attack. The second? His son, Hamza bin Laden …
On the anniversary of the day that his father did the most damage to America, his son looked best placed, in part because of the group’s wishes, to stage a resurgence for Al-Qaeda on the world stage. As former FBI agent and Al-Qaeda expert Ali Soufan wrote in Newsweek in June: “Al-Qaeda once again has the means and the opportunity to attack. Hamza is just waiting for the right time …”
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