Osama's Son Stars in Terror Vid

Calls for destruction of US, Britain, Denmark
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2008 12:34 PM CDT
Hamza bin Laden   (YouTube screenshot)

(Newser) – Osama bin Laden’s 16-year-old son is apparently going into the family business. In al-Qaeda’s latest video the young “Crown Prince of Terror” is heard calling for the destruction of Britain, the US, France, and Denmark, the Daily Telegraph reports. “Oh God, reward the fighters hitting the infidels… guide the youth of the Islamic nation and let them assist with the fighters' plans,” he says.

The video’s introduction reads, “We now offer you a new poem by Sheikh Hamza bin Laden, may God protect him.” But Hamza is never actually seen in the video, which instead shows images of his famous father, so it is only presumed that he wrote and read the poem. “We now have the Crown Prince of Terror taking up his father's mantle,” concluded one British lawmaker.