Boycott Scotland: US Tourist Protest Lockerbie Bomber Release
U.S. tourists threatened to boycott Scotland over the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi. Some have even set up a Boycott Scotland website to protest the release of the Pan Am 104 bomber.
The US government widely condemned the decision. Many US tourists wrote to the Visit Scotland website, run by the Scottish Tourist Board, saying that they plant to cancel trips to Scotland as a way to protest the release of al-Megrahi. Those complaints weren't enough for some US travelers. The website Boycott Scotland has been set up to discourage people from visiting Scotland.
Unless the Scottish government rescinds this decision to release al-Megrahi, and if the British Parliament continues to avoid intervening in the matter, we urge all Americans to protest this action by boycotting the United Kingdom and Scotland in full. Don't travel to Scotland or do business there (or in the United Kingdom in general) and don't buy any British or Scottish products.
The Lockerbie bomber was granted a release on "compassionate grounds' since it was learned that al-Megrahi was dying of prostate cancer. Al-Megrahi has since returned to his native Libya.
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