British P.M. "Repulsed" by Lockerbie Bomber's Hero's Welcome

Gordon Brown Makes First Comments on Bomber's Libya Reception

Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010  |  Updated 7:41 PM CDT
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British P.M. "Repulsed" by Lockerbie Bomber's Hero's Welcome

British P.M. Gordon Brown doesn't think the man responsible for this deserves a friendly welcome home.

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Britain's prime minister didn't mince words when he described his feelings about the Lockerbie bomber's celebratory welcome home last week. 

Gordon Brown said he was angry and repulsed by the cheering crowds that greeted Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, convicted of killing 270 people aboard a 1988 Pan Am flight, when he landed in Tripoli. Among those who greeted him was Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi who was seen embracing the terrorist.

While Brown wouldn't say whether he disagreed with Scotland's decision to free al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds, he said he remained committed to fighting terrorism.

The U.S. government and the families of the Americans who perished aboard the Pan Am flight have condemned the Scottish justice system for freeing a convicted terrorist. 

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