Outrage: Libyan Lockerbie bomber celebrates “remarkable recovery” at birthday party

Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi, the former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of 270 counts of murder by a special court in the Netherlands in 1988 in connection with the Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scottland, is celebrating his birthday in style.

al-Megrahi was released from prison eight months ago after it was learned he was suffering from cancer and had months, if not weeks to live. Today, the murderer spends his birthday relaxing with friends and family at a Libyan mansion after what has been described as a “remarkable recovery” from cancer.

There should have been a requirement this terrorist died in Libya within 90 days or he would be sent back to prison. From the UK Daily Mail courtesy of Sweetness & Light. Is this the way some convicted terrorist murderers will be treated in the future?

The freed Lockerbie bomber will today celebrate his birthday in a Libyan mansion  –  almost eight months after the ‘dying’ man was released from prison.

Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi is said to have made a ‘remarkable recovery’ after being allowed to return home from a Scottish jail on compassionate grounds last year. …

Since returning to the love of family and friends he has made a remarkable recovery.’
The freed bomber has continued radiotherapy in Libya, where the government funds his accommodation, care and provides for his family.

‘Combined with alternative therapies, and a less stressful situation, it is little surprise that Brother Al-Megrahi has improved,’ the source added. ‘Clearly he is still very weak,
and spends all of his days housebound, but he is far better than can be expected.’

Members of the ruling Gaddafi family were said to be ‘certain to send their best wishes’ to Al-Megrahi.

Even a low-key celebration is likely to infuriate relatives of the 270 people killed when Al-Megrahi helped blow up Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie on December 21, 1988.

Megrahi was handed a minimum term of 27 years in jail for the attack  –  but served less than seven-and-a-half years of his sentence.

Update: Ed Morrissey at Hot Air writes…

Well, at least those oil contracts between Libya and the UK are on the mend.  Because, as we discovered, that’s all that was really important to the British and Scots governments.

8 replies
  1. winnifredthewoebegon
    winnifredthewoebegon says:

    Okay, Steve…please tell me this is some kind of "post-April Fools" joke?

    This is why misplaced sympathy for a murdering terrorist always comes back to bite you in the a**.  What the Scots were thinking when they let him go on compassionate grounds without stipulation that he be returned to prison if he were to "miraculously recover" from cancer is beyond me.  Of course, if they had had that stipulation, how on earth would they have been able to get him back from Libya?

    270 deaths, the families that were left behind to mourn…and he's celebrating his birthday?  There's justice for ya.

  2. GdavidH
    GdavidH says:

    For everyone who did NOT think there was more to this story from the start… OR that it would take a strange twist,( remember, this is Libya were dealing with)… I heard Obama and the Dems just passed a GREAT healthcare reform bill in the name of social justice and for COMPASSIONATE reasons.

  3. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    Just checking to make sure this isn't April 1st ;P   What a HUGE surprise….wonder how many of the British/Scottish government were in cohoots with this deception..  The sad thing is many suspected this would happen when he was released, such is our confidence in government decisions.  Well, hell's a long time to rot in.

  4. Erik Blazynski
    Erik Blazynski says:

    There is some other deal that went on here. For money or oil or some other consideration the man was set free. The original explanation never made sense and still doesn't

    • donh
      donh says:

      BINGO…$$$$…Lybia probably helped settle some naked losses of AIG by covering a Bank default , but demanded as a price the release of Al Magrahi. No way such a deal could fly politically with the public so team Obama scripted this pathetic deception of fake theatre. So much for not negotiating with terrorists.

  5. Trawlerowner
    Trawlerowner says:

    Oh, my gosh!! This is horrible. What were the Scots thinking? I know, they were trying to be kind to the man but…doesn't this teach us all a lesson? If not, it should. Don't let anyone out of jail that perfoms such dreadful acts as this man did.

  6. donh
    donh says:

    Thank you for reporting this Steve. People may recall I have been commenting on this  travesty every chance I can, since one of my classmates was murdered by Al Magrahi. I have no doubt Eric Holder had a hand in this act of treason  through his underling Jennifer Daskal. Before getting a job at the Justice Department, Daskal worked for the George Soros group Human Rights Watch representing Libyan terrorists in Gitmo. HRW members are known to have flown to Tripoli at the time Libya filed its "humanitarian" release request. HRW is a hard left socialist anti Israel group . One recent scandal brought to light  that the grandson of a Nazi officer was forced to resign from HRW when his passion for Nazi memobobilia collecting proved to be more than an historical fascination….

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