A man charged with assisting in the September 11 terror attack recently acquired a contraband copy of the erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey.
The Guantanamo Bay prisoner was apparently given the book as a way to discredit him or make fun of his belief system.
Attorney James Connell said his client Ammar al-Baluchi had never heard of the book. He received the book after US representative Jim Moran, a Democrat from Virginia, claimed it was a favorite among prisoners in super-security section Camp Seven.
According to Connell, his client turned the book over, “He says, ‘No thank you.’ He does not want the book,” Connell said. “It’s in my safe and as soon as I am able I will return it to Joint Task Force Guantanamo.”
Because the book does not feature the required mail stamp needed to bring items into the prison, it is believed to have arrived by way of prison personnel. The book is also missing any library labeling.
Connell tells the Montreal Gazette that he does not plan to file a formal complaint. Connell says, “If this is a practical joke it has gone too far.”
Connell’s prisoner is one of five men facing charges that range from terrorism to murder. His client allegedly helped formulate the plan that led to the September 11 attacks.
The popularity of 50 Shades of Grey within Guantanamo Bay is being used by Moran and his fellow lawmakers to prove that the men involved in the September 11 terrorist attack are not deeply religious men.
Defense attorneys for the five men accused of organizing the 9/11 terrorist attacks claim that they have never seen or heard about their clients reading 50 Shades of Grey within the prison’s confines.
The US Department of Defense is refusing to comment on allegations of illegal contraband.
There is torture, and then there is being forced to read 50 Shades of Grey.