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Lockerbie Bomber Gets A Birthday Party

From the UK’s Daily Mail:

Megrahi, left, with Colonel Gaddafi’s second son Saif.

Birthday party for Lockerbie bomber … five months after doctors said he would be dead

By Mail Foreign Service
1 April 2010

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.

The prostate cancer sufferer will ‘quietly mark’ his 58th birthday in Tripoli with family, friends and Libyan government officials who will be ‘enjoying a dignified celebration and thanking God for his survival’

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…

Dr Swire said his survival could be explained by the benefits of returning home to his family or the treatment he has received in Libya.

Megrahi is viewed as a national hero by Libyans and some 30,000 well-wishers are said to have visited him since August. Many have also sent birthday wishes, as well as presents ranging from books to food. Queues of pilgrims still form outside his home.

Megrahi spends most of his time propped up in bed, working on an autobiography that he hopes will help clear his name.

His brother, Mohammed Ali, said: ‘He is greatly loved by Libyans. If God wills it he will remain with his people.’

Another outrage that no longer outrages.

Think how much our sensibilities have been dulled in just a few short years.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, April 2nd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Lockerbie Bomber Gets A Birthday Party”

  1. proreason says:

    He will live into his 80’s

  2. GetBackJack says:

    It’s an Easter Miracle!

  3. NoNeoCommies says:

    I’m so glad this is getting so much coverage by our outraged media.
    Just think if they spent their time and effort pumping out stories about low level RNC staffers mis-spending funds at adult venues that likely service many Liberal pols instead of covering real news.

  4. beautyofreason says:

    Yes, Libyans give a lot of love to a man who helped personally to kill 300 Christians traveling on a civilian airliner during the holidays. Muslims are so tolerant of the infidel. I suppose they pretend he was “framed” too.

    Several years ago, Israel released a terrorist from prison whose crimes included the murder of a 4-year-old girl by smashing her head into a rock. Crowds in Lebanese Muslims also gave him a warm welcome upon his release.

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