Well, Isn’t This Sweet?

The Guardian reports on a recent wedding that took place at an undisclosed location:

Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader, has married the daughter of Mohammed Atta, the lead hijacker in the 9/11 terror attacks, according to his family.

The union was confirmed by Osama bin Laden’s half-brothers during an interview with the Guardian. Ahmad and Hassan al-Attas said they believed Hamza had taken a senior position within al-Qaida and was aiming to avenge the death of his father, shot dead during a US military raid in Pakistan seven years ago.


The bin Laden family disavowed Osama long ago, but his mother, Alia Ghanem, told the Guardian that she “remain[s] in regular touch with surviving family members.”

Alia Ghanem at home in Saudi Arabia, with a photo of her son Osama in the background

Hamza bin Laden is seen as a relatively serious threat:

Western intelligence agencies have been increasingly focusing on the whereabouts of Hamza bin Laden over the past two years, seeing him as more likely than anyone else to galvanise followers. His marriage to the daughter of Atta, an Egyptian national, appears to confirm that the 9/11 alumni remains [sic] a central hub of al-Qaida and that the organisation itself continues to be organised around Osama bin Laden’s legacy.

Perhaps we haven’t seen the last of these bastards yet. Of course, the more salient point is that the ideology of radical Islam lives on and, to some extent, has been institutionalized by our own federal government.