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Hamza bin Laden has married daughter of lead 9/11 hijacker, say family

Alia Ghanem – Osama Bin Laden’s Mom

Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader, has married the daughter of Mohammed Atta, the lead hijacker in the 9/11 terror attacks, according to his family.

The union was confirmed by Osama bin Laden’s half-brothers during an interview with the Guardian. Ahmad and Hassan al-Attas said they believed Hamza had taken a senior position within al-Qaida and was aiming to avenge the death of his father, shot dead during a US military raid in Pakistan seven years ago.

Hamza bin Laden is the son of one of Osama bin Laden’s three surviving wives, Khairiah Sabar, who was living with her husband in a compound in Abbottabad, near a large Pakistani military base, when he was killed.


Texas: Muslim ‘honor killer’ praised 9/11 attacks; killed another son-in-law in 1999

A Jordanian immigrant facing the death penalty in Houston praised Osama bin Laden for the terror attacks on New York City on September 11, 2001, and said the violence was deserved, his daughter testified Tuesday.


Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard will be deported from Germany following outcry over revelations he is living on £1,000-a-month benefits despite a failed asylum bid

The 41-year-old, identified as Sami A., has lived in Germany for about two decades, successfully arguing that he risked being tortured in his homeland if he was deported.

But outrage over his presence has grown in recent months after the state of North Rhine-Westphalia admitted it paid him benefits, and Germany’s Federal Office for Migration has now reversed the decision. 


The Bin Laden Files Reveal Growing Terrorist Threat to U.S.

At long last, most of the files captured when U.S. Special Forces  killed al-Qaeda’s leader in May 2011 have been released. Although bits and pieces have dribbled out, they should have been public long since.

The best short discussion of the files is in The Long War Journal, written by Bill Roggio and Tom Joscelyn, my colleagues at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. They, along with Stephen Hayes at The Weekly Standard, have long advocated the release of the archive.

The files are very important. They provide invaluable insight into the growing terrorist threat to the United States, document AQ operations well beyond the Middle East, and show remarkable patience in the use of media. Bin Laden is gone, but his blueprint for his organization’s long-term strategy remains active.


Trove of Bin Laden documents reveal Iran’s secret dealings with al-Qaeda

A newly released trove of documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound have revealed “secret dealings” between Iran and al-Qaeda.

Nearly half a million files found on the computer seized in the May 2, 2011, US raid on the al-Qaeda founder’s hideout in Abbottabad were released by the CIA on Wednesday.

A never-before-seen 19-page document purportedly written by a senior member of al-Qaeda details an arrangement between Iran and members of the group to strike American interests in “Saudi Arabia and the Gulf.”

In exchange, Shia Iran offered Sunni militants “money, arms” and “training in Hizbollah camps in Lebanon.”

Justin is so keen on Iran, this will have him panting!


Hiding in plain sight: Astonishing videos of Osama bin Laden’s family life in hiding have been revealed by the CIA

And Pakistan knew nothing of this of course.

Astonishing videos of Osama bin Laden’s family life in hiding have been revealed by the CIA – showing his children and grandchildren playing in the open despite him being the world’s most wanted man.

One video shows never-before-seen footage of bin Laden’s son and potential successor, Hamza bin Laden, as an adult.

The home videos were seized from his Abbottabad compound after Seal Team Six stormed it and killed the 9/11 mastermind.


CIA refuses to release bin Laden’s porn stash to public

The public will never find out what kind of pornography titillated Osama bin Laden as he whiled away his last days in a Pakistan hideaway.

The CIA will soon release evidence collected after bin Laden was whacked in his Abbottabad compound by a SEAL team in 2011, but the one-time al-Qaida leader’s extensive porn collection will continue to be stashed away.

“There’s some pornography, there’s some copyrighted material,” CIA director Mike Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News. “Everything other than those items will be released in the weeks ahead.”


Osama bin Laden was obsessed with al Qaeda’s ‘brand’

Osama bin Laden knew image was everything — and micro-managed his worldwide terror operation with an eye firmly on al Qaeda’s “brand” name.

“Osama bin Laden was not just, you know, sitting in his house to avoid being captured or killed. He was in, some instances, micro-managing al Qaeda and its affiliates,” former FBI investigator Ali Soufan told “60 Minutes” in an interview aired Sunday night.

“Yeah, micro-managing. You know, `You can plant this crops and this crops. It’s very good. Oh and by the way, you know, stop beheading people and cutting heads. That makes me look bad. You know, I have a brand to protect.’ ”


Osama bin Laden’s Secret Masturbation Fatwa

In January, the U.S. government released 49 new documents seized in 2011 from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Among the items — the fourth and final batch of bin Laden documents made public since 2012 — is a letter addressed to a senior colleague in North Africa in which the now-deceased al Qaeda leader raises “a very special and top secret matter”:

It pertains to the problem of the brothers who are with you in their unfortunate celibacy and lack of availability of wives for them in the conditions that have been imposed on them. We pray to God to release them. I wrote to Shaykh/Doctor ((Ayman)), [al-Zawahiri], and I consulted with Shaykh ((Abu Yahya)) [al-Libbi].

Dr. Ayman has written us his opinion … As we see it, we have no objection to clarifying to the brothers that they may, in such conditions, masturbate, since this is an extreme case. The ancestors approved this for the community. They advised the young men at the time of the conquest to do so. It has also been prescribed by the legists when needed, and there is no doubt that the brothers are in a state of extreme need.

It is well-known that bin Laden was a fastidious and overbearing micromanager. But few would have suspected that it extended this far. And although it has been widely reported that he was in possession of a porn stash at his Abbottabad compound, it will no doubt come as a surprise that bin Laden, the foremost jihadi of his generation, had thought long and hard (no pun intended) on the issue of masturbation, as has current al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Bin Laden’s edict, though, raises more questions than it clarifies: If knocking one out in times of “extreme need” is permitted, how does one define the emergency of “extreme need”: Is it a week, a month, or a mere day of celibacy? Alas, bin Laden’s letter doesn’t shed any light on these burning questions.

All of this is good, harmless fun, of course. But the sexual torment of jihadis is no laughing matter, and may even help explain the genesis of their violence.

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Osama Bin Laden’s son vows revenge against US for killing his father in video posted online

Hamza bin Laden promised to continue the global militant group’s fight against the United States and its allies in the 21-minute speech entitled “We Are All Osama,” according to the SITE Intelligence Group.

“We will continue striking you and targeting you in your country and abroad in response to your oppression of the people of Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and the rest of the Muslim lands that did not survive your oppression,” Hamza said.


The Saudi Bombings And The Legacy Of Bin Laden

Osama bin Laden may be dead but if the July 4 bombings in Saudi Arabia demonstrate anything to a global audience forcibly becoming, if not numbed, then wearily resigned to the horrors of jihadist violence, it’s that his playbook is still in full effect — albeit with some major alterations.