Scottish Weakness and Muslim Impudence

The decision to release the Libyan terrorist Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi from a Scottish prison has caused much anger in the United States.  (Megrahi was convicted for his part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on December 21, 1988, which killed a total of 270 people.)  Indeed, many Americans believe that his release “on compassionate grounds” was authorized by the British government.  American anger was intensified by the fact that Megrahi was given a hero’s welcome by an Arab mob on his return home to Libya and by the suspicion that Britain had engineered his release out of self-interest.

Britain does indeed want something from Libya, and it isn’t just oil; she wants a cessation of illegal immigration from Africa to Italy and Malta, each of which serves as a launching pad to Britain.  The Libyans are hinting that they will pay compensation to the victims of IRA terrorists in Britain and Ulster killed by weapons they supplied.  It is still much resented in Ulster that among those who helped to fund the decades of IRA terror were citizens of Massachusetts and New York who gave money to front organizations whom they knew full well were not really the charities they pretended to be.  Thus, sadly, on September 11, 2001, many in Belfast were saying, “Serves them right; now they know what it feels like to be attacked by terrorists.”  It was also observed in...

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