WASHINGTON (World Peace Herald) — Harry Potter’s worldwide popularity is so broad-based that it has become favorite reading for Islamic terror suspects at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay. Lori, who for two years has overseen the detention center’s library, said J.K. Rowling’s tales about the boy wizard are on top of the request list for the camp’s 520 al Qaeda and Taliban suspects, followed by Agatha Christie whodunits.
“We’ve got a few who are kind of hooked on it. A couple have asked if they can see the movie,” said Lori, a civilian contractor who asked that her last name not be publicized.
Lori said she is compiling a list to provide to various lawmakers in Washington, who recently visited the prison at the U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as part of a congressional delegation investigating accusations of torture. A U.S. military investigation last month concluded that no torture has taken place since the prison opened in early 2002.
OH – No torture at Guantanamo? Very obviously the Herald World Peace did not interview Congressman James Moran, (Democrat, Virginia 8th District). Incidentally, this reminds me once again why I no longer have to be embarrassed by my representative in the House of Representatives. It is NO LONGER HIM! Ruffles and Flourishes to American Daughter who posted this from the August 4, 2005 issue of the Arlington Sun Gazette:
“Just back from a one-day trip to the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, U.S. Rep. Jim Moran on Tuesday declared himself satisfied with the conditions at the controversial facility …. ‘I’d like to see the detainees encouraged to read more than just the Koran,’ Moran said. ‘These are impressionable young men in their early 20s, kids really, and I’d like to see them expanding their minds.’ Moran added that he was disappointed to see the center located on such prime real estate. ‘It does seem like a questionable use of some of the most beautiful property in the world,’ he said. “The detainees never even see the water.’
Ah the injustice of it all! Islamist terrorists being sent to the vacation paradise of Guantanamo Bay without being allowed to sun bathe on the beach. What will those mean ole meanies, Rumsfeld and his Army buds, come up with next for cruel and unusual punishment? Maybe they will take away the detainees’ second favorite book, “Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince“. Probably the good Congressman Moran didn’t mean to imply that at all. He probably meant to say by using the phrase “questionable use” of Gitmo, that it would be a better “use” to return the “most beautiful property in the world” to Cuba and Castro.