The niece of one of history’s most infamous terrorists has made a startling claim ahead of the US election.
Noor Bin Laden, 33, the niece of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, told The New York Post another September 11-style attack could occur if Joe Biden is elected president.
“ISIS proliferated under the Obama/Biden administration, leading to them coming to Europe. Trump has shown he protects America and us by extension from foreign threats by obliterating terrorists at the root and before they get a chance to strike,” she said.
Ms Bin Laden, an ardent Trump supporter since 2015, said the current US President “must be re-elected”.
“It’s vital for the future of not only America, but western civilisation as a whole,” she told the Post.
The niece of the terrorist who was killed by US forces in 2011 during the Obama administration, railed against Islamic extremism in the interview.
“You look at all the terrorist attacks that have happened in Europe over the past 19 years. They have completely shaken us to the core … [Radical Islam] has completely infiltrated our society,” she said.
Ms Bin Laden is a follower of online group QAnon. Typically described as a conspiracy group, some media outlets have officially taken to calling it a “collective delusion”.
Most bookmakers can’t split Mr Biden and US President Donald Trump ahead of the 2020 election. But the incumbent has seldom faced more criticism, particularly over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his fanning of racial division.
Trump reeling from report he called dead soldiers ‘losers’
A report published in The Atlantic on Thursday revealed Mr Trump referred to dead US war veterans at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris as “losers” during a trip in 2018.
Despite the story being confirmed by those who worked in the White House, the president denied the allegations claiming the story was “fake”.
“I would be willing to swear on anything that I never said that about our fallen heroes,” Mr Trump told reporters.
“There is nobody that respects them more. No animal — nobody — what animal would say such a thing?”
However the Associated Press, who spoke with a senior Defence Department official with firsthand knowledge of events and a senior US Marine Corps officer, also claim Mr Trump made the comments.
Mr Trump also referred to former Republican presidential nominee John McCain as a “loser” in 2015.
"He's not a war hero,” he told the New York Times.
“He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured."
Mr McCain, who died in 2018, served in Vietnam and was a POW in Hanoi.
The Atlantic also reported that Mr Trump was angered that flags were flown at half-staff for Mr McCain when he died saying: “What the f*** are we doing that for? Guy was a f***ing loser.”
The magazine said Mr Trump also referred to former President George HW Bush as a “loser” because he was shot down by the Japanese as a Navy pilot in World War II.
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