NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A son of Osama bin Laden called on Muslims and followers of al-Qaida to carry out attacks on Jewish targets around the world.
In a 10-minute video recently released, Hamza bin Laden urged Muslims in “America, the West and occupied Palestine” to carry out the attacks where they are.
The video includes clips of terrorist attacks that have been perpetrated around the world, including in Israel.
Bin Laden opines that it is not necessary, or even preferable, to travel to Syria and join the Islamic State.
“Know that inflicting punishment on Jews and crusaders where you are present is more vexing and severe for the enemy,” he said. He said American and NATO targets are appropriate where there are no Jewish targets.