This is one of those stories that sounds like it originated at The Onion, but it’s real.
Here’s more proof – as if you really needed any – that Iran is home to more lunatics per capita than any other nation on the face of the earth.
The Guardian UK has the details:
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.
These people have the ability to make nuclear weapons and they believe in genies. These two facts do not compute.
Source: Guardian UK