An act of dhimmitude masquerading as “compassion” continues to pay dividends. Not for Scotland or the United Kingdom, of course, but for Libya and the convicted murderer who got a hero’s welcome there.
Libyan officials have said that the Lockerbie bomber is now expected to live for another two years with the help of treatment from regime’s best doctors.
Col Mummar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, has decreed that Abedelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, a former intelligence agent, must receive the same level of medical care as afforded to state leaders.
High level Libyan officials told The Daily Telegraph that Megrahi is expected to live for at least two years, despite his release a year ago by the Scottish government on compassionate grounds that he had only three months to live.
On Friday, Megrahi’s family are expected to mark the first anniversary of his return, from a prison sentence in Scotland for the mass murder of 270 people in the 1988 bombing of PanAm flight 103, quietly at the home.
Officials said his wife, mother, five sons and brothers, plan to gather for an Iftar meal to break the fast marking the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The state media has been told to show pictures of Megrahi’s return to mark the occasion.
He has recently begun second stage chemotherapy for prostate cancer.
A Libyan official on Col Gaddafi’s staff said: “Megrahi is getting personal attention from the best doctors and [Gaddafi] has authorised his own attendants to supervise the cancer treatment at Tripoli Medical Centre.”
Doctors have been ordered to procure the latest generation of cancer treating drugs from America and have earned Col Gaddafi’s personal praise for their efforts. […]
When not under going trice weekly treatments at the Tripoli Medical Centre, Megrahi spends his days on a hospital bed at home in Tripoli’s upmarket Damascus district surrounded by the trappings of the privileged elite.
He lives in a large villa which is under 24-hour guard and there is normally a Humvee, white Toyata Land Cruiser and BMW 7 series in the yard. The Megrahi family has thrived as a result of his notoriety – in addition to the spacious villa in central Tripoli, Megrahi’s sons have been granted lucrative jobs in the government….