The Most Popular Book At Guantanamo Bay

Fifty-Shades-of-GreyIf you guessed it was the Koran, you’re way off; it is in fact, wait for it, “Fifty Shades Of Grey“! From Reuters:

The “Fifty Shades of Grey” series of erotic novels are the favorite reading material among former CIA captives held at the Guantanamo detention camp, the Huffington Post quoted a U.S. congressman as saying.

Democratic Representative Jim Moran of Virginia was among congressional delegates who last week toured Camp 7, the top-security facility that holds more than a dozen “high-value” prisoners, including five men charged with plotting the September 11 attacks on the United States in 2001.

“Rather than the Koran, the book that is requested most by the (detainees) is ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ They’ve read the entire series in English, but we were willing to translate it,” the Huffington Post quoted Moran as saying on Monday.

“I guess there’s not much going on, these guys are going nowhere, so what the hell.”

Moran, who favors shutting down the detention camp on the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba, said he learned about the book’s popularity while touring Camp 7 with the base commander and deputy base commander, the head medical official and the officer in charge of that camp…

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  • BuzzCoastin

    people locked up without any civil rights
    and tortured to boot
    but to help dull the guilt and shame of the land of the free
    we get this little prurient piece of psyop shit

    • pneumerology

      maybe the prisoners have turned it into a code book

      • BuzzCoastin

        they may be horny
        ya think

        • pneumerology

          well, that was my first thought too. but imagining them devising a secret code to communicate, against the wishes of their repressive keepers, was more fun than imagining them jerking off in a lonely jail cell.

  • Craig Bickford

    As I understand it, this series is some pretty bad erotica to boot. For those not in the know, it is Twilight Fan fiction that had all the Twilight references edited out, and as erotica goes I have read it is pretty fucking lame. But because some crazy bitches on day time TV gave it a thumbs up everyone and their sister needs to read it like the good little brain washed consumers they are.

    • The Well Dressed Man

      I was really excited to learn that bdsm was hitting the mainstream… until I paged through one of those books. It was like going to those “kinky” parties where upwardly mobile young professional males publicly spank their feminist MFA student girlfriends.

  • InfvoCuernos

    So is anyone at all surprised that a bunch of political prisoners are into bondage? That seems a little weird to me.

    • The Well Dressed Man

      Strange that the unfree are kinked this way?

  • Anarchy Pony

    I would have guessed Harry Potter.