Monday, August 08, 2005

Hooked On A Good Book

Oh, this is fabulous!

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.

Let us hope that the tale about Good vs. Evil has a moral that rubs off on them. On the other hand, one might hope that this book, with a completely different message, is not readily available to them.

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