Ahmadinejad Allies Charged with Sorcery

From the Guardian. This is interesting and more than a little frightening.

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”.

We are still in the 21st century, right? Well, maybe some of us are still in the 16th. These people may have nuclear weapons very soon. After Obama gets done congratulating himself on Osama bin Ladin’s demise, maybe he ought to do something about that.

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