The son of 9/11 attacks mastermind Osama bin Laden called on Muslims living in the West to launch new terror attacks on Jews and Americans.
In a recently released 10-minute al-Qaeda propaganda video, Hamza bin Laden offers “advice for martyrdom-seekers in the West,” and urges Muslims living in “America, the West and occupied Palestine” to stay in their home countries and launch lone-wolf terror attacks rather than traveling to fight in the Syrian Civil War.
“Inflicting punishment on Jews and crusaders where you are present is more vexing and severe for the enemy,” said bin Laden, who encouraged his followers to “look for Jewish targets everywhere,” and that if none could be found, to attack American and NATO targets.
Bin Laden further encouraged would-be terrorists to use guns, knives and vehicles to launch terror attacks in the video, which included footage of two recent Palestinian terror attacks in Israel: a Jerusalem truck-ramming that killed four Israeli soldiers in January 2017 and a November 2015 stabbing attack by a female terrorist in Judea and Samaria.
Bin Laden also called on his followers to launch terror attacks against Russia. At the end of the propaganda video, footage showed the December 2016 assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov.