Guantanamo prisoners' favorite novel? 'Fifty Shades of Grey'(Read article summary)
Congressman Jim Moran of Virginia, who recently toured a top-secret area of the Guantanamo prison, said the most-requested books are the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' series by E.L. James.
Virginia congressman Jim Moran, who was part of a group of members of Congress who recently toured the high-security section of Guantanamo known as Camp 7, said that the most-requested books for prisoners in that area are the â€śFifty Shades of Greyâ€ť novels.
â€śRather than the Koran, the book that is requested most by the (Camp 7 detainees) is 'Fifty Shades of Grey,â€™â€ť Moran said, according to the Huffington Post. â€śThey've read the entire series. I guess there's not much going on, these guys are going nowhere, so what the hell.â€ť
The Camp 7 area holds prisoners known as â€śhigh-valueâ€ť detainees, which includes several men who have been charged with planning 9/11.
The military does not acknowledge Camp 7 in any way and so would not talk about Moranâ€™s comments.
â€śWe don't discuss our high-value detainees except in the most generic terms,â€ť Lieutenant Colonel Samuel House told Reuters. â€śFurther, we do not discuss the assertions made by members of Congress.â€ť
Before now, those in charge at Guantanamo have stated they check books or magazines for sexual content before giving them to the prisoners.Â
A Reuters reporter who toured the library which provides books to the prisoners also noted the availability of â€śStar Trekâ€ť novels, instructional books for getting rid of stress, â€śThe Hunger Gamesâ€ť by Suzanne Collins, and â€śThe Odysseyâ€ť by Homer.