Guantánamo Prisoners Prefer „Fifty Shades of Grey“ over the Koran

A surprising report about the interests of Guantánamo Bay’s prisoners today, courtesy of Representative Jim Moran of Virginia, who visited the detention facility in Cuba last week.


According to the congressman, prisoners held in the top-security facility are requesting Fifty Shades of Grey, the E.L. James “mommy porn” sensation—more than the Koran. If this allegation is correct, that means that prisoners are requesting it more than other options in the Guantánamo library, including stress-reduction workbooks, Harry Potter, and Star Trek novelizations.

Reuters (amazingly) notes that another pop-culture juggernaut is available to “high-value” prisoners—although it is not as in-demand as Fifty Shades of Grey:

Also on offer is The Hunger Games, according to a librarian who goes by the nickname Zorro. „We have the movie and the book too,“ he said.

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