Friday, August 12, 2005

Winning the War on Terrorism

A military conquest without a cultural conquest is no conquest. This is a strong indication of what will eventually allow the war on terror to succeed:

“Harry Potter is a popular title among some of the detainee population,” said the librarian, a civilian contractor identified only as “Lorie” who works at the prison camp for foreign terrorism suspects at the U.S. naval base in Cuba.

Lorie said the popularity of the best-selling Harry Potter books, which recount the adventures of a boy wizard as he triumphs over the powers of evil, was matched only by the prisoners' passion for Agatha Christie, some of whose murder mysteries are set in the Middle East.

Reuters. "Harry Potter bewitches Gitmo prisoners." 10 Aug 2005 11 Aug 2005. <>

The military is just to hold them off long enough to get books in their hands. (Not Korans.) That's a big clue.


Blogger Goesh said...

They may regard Harry as a reminder of mohammed who in his time overcame the 'monsters' of paganism and the Jews with almost magical help from allah.

10:02 AM, August 12, 2005  

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