USA: Scotland boycott threat following al-Megrahi release

Protesters in the USA angered by the release of the Libyan Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the only man convicted of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie launched a “Boycott Scotland” campaign in the internet. The website is an anonymous Internet protest calling upon Americans to avoid Scotland and Scottish products in protest at al-Megrahi’s release.The anonymous Internet protest is receiving wide publicity in the US media, including the New York Times, Bloomberg, CNN and Forbes magazine. ETOA, the European Tour Operators Association, has announced to closely monitor the campaign and advises against any tourism boycott of Scotland.Source: ETOA Briefing of Aug. 26, 2009; find full text here>>.

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