Journalist Besan Sheikh recently visited the Guantanamo Bay prison facility run by the US, where al-Qaeda and other prisoners from Bush's 'war on terror' are held. (Many of the prisoners appear to have been sold by the Taliban or swept up indiscriminately in the vicinity of a battlefield). Sheikh told the pan-Arab London daily, al-Hayat [Life], that the facility's library now has 13,500 books.
What are the three most requested titles by the remaining 229 prisoners?
1. The Harry Potter novels
2. Cervantes' Don Quixote
3. Barack obama's Dreams from my Father.
Do they think Guantanamo is a little like Hogwarts Academy and that their torturers were Lord Voldemort?
The Coran. Do not know how to spell it.
Answer by louise2 at 10:25 AM on Sep. 6, 2009
Harry Potter? Really? I thought those fundamentalist religious zealots were against all things magic.
Obama's book? That doesn't surprise me. Isn't there a saying, something like 'know thy enemy'?
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