A new report from the United Nations outlined the re-emerging threat from al Qaeda Wednesday, warning the terror network is poised to make a comeback under the leadership of Osama bin Laden’s son.
According to Fox News, the group is now led by Hamza bin Laden and is actively recruiting new members to carry out attacks in Europe and North America.
“Improved leadership and enhanced communication will probably increase the threat over time, as will any rise in the tendency, already visible in some regions, of ISIL supporters to join Al Qaeda,” writes the report.
The news comes just days after bin Laden reportedly married the daughter of Mohammed Atta, the lead hijacker behind the September 11th terrorist attacks.
“The report found that Al Qaeda is still a global network showing resilience, and it is stronger than ISIS in places like Somalia, Yemen and South Asia — and its leadership in Iran has grown more prominent,” writes Fox.
Read the full report here.
AL QAEDA RETURNS: Terror Leader Calls for ‘NEW JIHAD’ Against US
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri resurfaced over the weekend after months of hiding and questions over his health; releasing a five-minute video that called for a new “jihad” against the United States and its western allies.
The video, titled “Tel Aviv is Also a Land of Muslims” slammed the Trump administration for its decision to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem, saying the Americans were “clear and explicit” in their “modern crusade” against Muslims across the world.
“[Americans] are the first enemy of the Muslims, and swore that it will not dream of security until it is lived in reality in Palestine, and until all the armies of disbelief leave the land of Muhammad,” he added.
Zawahiri took control of the global terror network after US forced killed Osama bin Laden in 2011, choosing to avoid the spotlight after the United States shifted its anti-terror efforts to focus on ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
Despite the warnings, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo believes the Mideast peace process is “decidedly not dead,” telling Fox News “We’re hard at work on it. We hope we can achieve a successful outcome there as well.”
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LIBERAL RAGE: Democrat Candidate Compares Trump to OSAMA BIN LADEN
A potential 2018 democratic candidate running in Virginia raised eyebrows throughout Washington, DC on Wednesday, releasing a campaign video that directly compared President Trump to al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden.
Congressional hopeful Dan Helmer released the video on social media this week, saying the “greatest threat to our democracy” once lived in a cave, but now resides in the White House; equating the al Qaeda terrorist who murdered nearly 3,000 Americans on 9/11 with the Commander-in-Chief.
Helmer is running in the Democratic primary to decide who will take-on GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock in the commonwealth’s 10th Congressional district.
Watch Helmer’s bizarre comparison above.