‘Fifty Shades’: Most Requested Book At Guantanamo Bay

One would not associate Fifty Shades Of Grey with Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where terrorist that plan attacks against the US are housed, but there appears to be a connection.

According to a report which appeared in The Huffington Post, Democratic Representative from Virginia, Jim Moran stated that the racy series is the favorite among detainees at the Camp.

Moran was part of a congressional delegation that toured Camp 7, the top-security facility that holds more than a dozen high-value prisoners, including five men charged with plotting the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

“Rather than the Koran, the book that is requested most by the detainees is Fifty Shades Of Grey. They’ve read the entire series in English, but we were willing to translate it,” the Huffington Post quoted Moran as saying on Monday. “I guess there’s not much going on, these guys are going nowhere, so what the hell.”

Fifty Shades and Muslim detainees at Guantanamo shouldn’t have much in common, strictly speaking. The novel by E.L. James is erotic in nature which does not reconcile with the fundamentalist beliefs of many of these prisoners.

A spokesman for the prison Camp, Lieutenant Colonel Samuel House, stated:

“We don’t discuss our high-value detainees except in the most generic terms. Further, we do not discuss the assertions made by members of Congress.”

Reuters visited the camp last week and reported seeing an “eclectic” selection of books at the library, which are requests from inmates. Among the books spotted were Star Trek novels, Agatha Christie mysteries, stress reduction workbooks, and the Greek classic The Odyssey.

Also found at the library is The Hunger Games, according to a librarian who goes by the nickname Zorro.”We have the movie and the book too.”

What do you think of the fact that Fifty Shades of Grey is the most requested book by inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison?

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