“Hamza even makes an effort to sound like his father,” Soufan said.
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awaited heir to Al-Qaeda?In a report published by the Combating Terrorism Center, former FBI special agent and Al-Qaeda specialist Ali Soufan wrote, "Now in his late 20s, Hamza is being prepared for a leadership role in the organization his father founded.The 15th of bin Laden's 20 children, a son of his third wife, Hamza has been groomed to follow in his father's footsteps since childhood.On the eve of the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Hamza was separated from his father, whom he was never to see again.Soufan said: "Hamza's messages frequently repeat, almost word-for-word, sentences uttered by the elder bin Laden during Al-Qaeda's heyday in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
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