Hamza bin Laden, son of Osama Bin Laden has come forward to push unity among jihadists in Syria stating that the collapsing country sets the stage to liberating Palestine.
â€œThe Islamic umma (nation) should focus on jihad in al-Sham (Syria) … and unite the ranks of mujahideen there. There is no longer an excuse for those who insist on division and disputes now that the whole world has mobilized against Muslims.â€
Hamza’s message comes only days after Al-Qaidaâ€™s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri stated:
â€œThe matter of unity today is one of life and death. Either you unite to live as Muslims with dignity, or you bicker and separate and so are eaten one by one.”
Hamza Bin Laden believes Syria is the â€œbest battlefieldâ€ to liberate theÂ “Al-Qudsâ€, the Arabic name for Jerusalem.
â€œThe road to liberating Palestine is today much shorter compared to before the blessed Syrian revolution.”
This disturbing call of unity for the sole purpose of destroying Jews isn’t going to happen quite so easily as Osama’s son believes.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the new caliphate, calls on all Muslims to swear fealty to him. Ayman al-Zawahiri disowned Baghdadi after he ignored orders to remove the Islamic State from Syria.
Baghdadi’s actions against Ayman al-Zawahiri has shown a declaration of war against Al-Qaida.
An analyst named Charles Lister believes:
“While it is now inevitable that members and prominent supporters of al-Qaida and its affiliates will rapidly move to denounce Baghdadi and this announcement, it is the long-term implications that may prove more significant. Taken globally, the younger generation of the jihadist community is becoming more supportive of Isis, largely out of fealty to its slick and proven capacity for attaining rapid results through brutality.”
We can only speculate how influential Hamza Bin Laden’s plea for unity will be. Regardless, the end-goal for all these groups is global dominion and the eradication of the Jewish people. lSlS believes in order to succeed, they will take out even those of their own faith to accomplish such a goal.
Meanwhile,Â U.S. government has been very quiet throughout the whole ordeal, only giving support to Iraqis fighting lSlS and their affiliates.
H/T The Guardian