Interviews

The Lockerbie Bomber Speaks

The only man convicted in the Lockerbie bombing returned home to Libya this week. What’s he up to now? The Times of London has landed the first interview with Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi since Britain released him from prison. Al-Megrahi welcomed the reporter, he said, “because you came to our house. It is our culture.” He said that his freedom was “something amazing. I’m very, very happy... This was my hope and wish—to be back with my family before I pass away... I always believed I would come back if justice prevailed.” When asked about President Obama’s request that he be placed under house arrest, al-Megrahi said “You know what kind of illness I have. The only place I have to go is the hospital for medical treatment. I’m not interested in going anywhere else. Don’t worry, Mr. Obama—it’s just three months.”