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August 08, 2005

Harry Potter lives -- at Guantanamo

The Washington Times reports this morning that Harry Potter is popular among inmates at Guantanamo.

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.
Shouldn't really be a surprise. They're in Guantanamo because we think they were fighting for "He Who Must Not Be Named" or someone else by the same name.