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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.
Full Story: Washington Times
Originally posted by Passer By
I guess he wasn't reading along side of the others?? C'mon man. Admitt it, this Gitmo thing is a travesty and beneath what I thought Americans would allow. Remember, pay backs they are a .....
Originally posted by SportyMB
I wonder what would happen if a soldier flushed a copy of a Harry Potter book?
How would the detainees react?
[edit on 8/8/2005 by SportyMB]
Originally posted by Liberal1984
You would of thought that if they access to Harry Potter that they might have access to a lawyer, or how about newspapers? or a trial conducted by the standards of the U.S courts?
Gimme a break. These savages don't deserve any of the things they're getting, including and especially OXYGEN!
Originally posted by Seeking Nirvana
I can't believe I'm gonna say this, but by taking the lives of non-combatants they have made a non-verbal statement that they will not follow the Laws of Armed Conflict (LOAC). To break any law as described in LOAC is justification to be punished under the Geneva Convention. With that said though, the same could be said about the treatment of detainees at abu gharib. So it seems that there has been some violations of the Geneva Convention on both ends.
Originally posted by Sugarlump
Us arizonans will gladly trade the arpayo jail program for what these detainees get. Call me funny but after seeing that done to "citizens" who for the most part are guilty of being poor and that alone. And then hearing about the bloody hilton these guys are living in comparativelly makes me even sicker than watchin my medicare go to everyone except who pays for it.
Send the detainees home bring our boys back and lets focus on our own house for once.
P.S: If these poor sods got thrown in the average county lock up they'd be lucky to get some 14 year old crap novel donated by some group or another with exhortations to find jesus stamped in the margins. So don't expect me to give a flying rat about their plight