Skip to comments.Ahmadinejad allies charged with sorcery (Witchsmeller Pursuivant Alert)
Posted on 05/05/2011 2:57:39 PM PDT by mojito
Close allies of Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have been accused of using supernatural powers to further his policies amid an increasingly bitter power struggle between him and the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Several people said to be close to the president and his chief of staff, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, have been arrested in recent days and charged with being "magicians" and invoking djinns (spirits).
Ayandeh, an Iranian news website, described one of the arrested men, Abbas Ghaffari, as "a man with special skills in metaphysics and connections with the unknown worlds".
The arrests come amid a growing rift between Ahmadinejad and Khamenei which has prompted several MPs to call for the president to be impeached.
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The fact that people will believe in things like this in 21st Century never fails to astound me.
He turned me into a newt!
Any Wiccans care to comment?
Sounds more 8th century to me: bogus witchcraft charges were brought against St. John of Damascus by his political enemies in the court of the Caliph of Damascus. (It was one of those eras when Muslim rulers cared more for power, and therefore competence on the part of subordinates, than for Islam, so St. John was, for a while, the Grand Vizier.) He was accused of killing another Christian monk by witchcraft, which charge he rebutted by getting the monk to leave seclusion and come to the court.
Awesome, a witch hunt hundreds of years after they were abandoned everywhere else except Africa. Full of win!
The outhouse rats are turning on each other. They are a bunch of superstitious savages.
They caught him red-handed watching a bootleg Harry Potter DVD.
Abbas Ghaffari - Out of your network
Expert and a Member of Scientific board at Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture
Iran | Machinery
What a lovely mix: Jihad and agriculture. These are strange times indeed.
Eegads, these people are a billion man bunch of anachronistic weirdos!
Did you send him an invitation?
I didn’t, only because he seems indisposed at the moment.
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