“‘How’s Saif (al-Islam Gaddafi) now?’ I ask. Al-Ateri says he’s physically fit and has regular medical check-ups. ‘Mentally he seems a man accepting of fate, he appears resigned and pragmatic. Unprompted by us he asked for books written by different Muslim scholars and he’s built up a huge collection of Islamic texts. He reads when he’s not flicking between satellite TV news and sports channels.’”
From my piece today in the London Evening Standard.