Criticism of the release of the Lockerbie bomber comes as a surprise to Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, the son of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. "There is no reason for people to be angry. Why be so angry?" he said in his first interview since the release. "Lockerbie is history. The next step is fruitful and productive business with Edinburgh, London. Libya is a promising rich market and so let's talk about the future." He added that the mercy shown by the Scottish government has changed the Arab view of Britain as "crusaders" against Islam.