State Dept. places Bin Laden son on terror watch list
The United States government has finally placed Osama Bin Laden’s son Hamza bin Laden on the nation’s terror watch list. Al-Qaeda officials announced Hamza bin Laden was an official member of al-Qaeda.
Bin Laden has joined the terror group, despite his father’s orders not to join the group. Since then, al-Qaida audio messages featuring the younger bin Laden have threatened the U.S. and western nations and called for attacks against U.S., French and Israeli interests in Washington, D.C., Paris, France, and Tel Aviv, Israel.
A July message from him threatened revenge against Americans in the U.S. and abroad. The designation places sanctions on Hamza via Executive Order 13224. The State Department issued a press release announcing this addition to the terror watch list.
“Today’s action notifies the U.S. public and the international community that Hamza bin Laden is actively engaged in terrorism,” “Designations of terrorist individuals and groups expose and isolate organizations and individuals, and result in denial of access to the U.S. financial system. Moreover, designations can assist or complement the law enforcement actions of other U.S. agencies and other governments.”