Iran moves into the 13th century: Ahmadinejad allies charged with sorcery

by editor on May 7, 2011

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.

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad maintains is grip on power, but not on reality

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

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Elrond Hubbard May 7, 2011 at 5:27 pm

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“…a man with special skills in metaphysics and connections with the unknown worlds.”

Sounds like our own President, except in Obama’s case the “unknown worlds” are in Chicago.

Gregory Tart May 7, 2011 at 7:51 pm

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you are so right- a lot of skeletons in Obama’s bottle

Max Fisher May 7, 2011 at 6:12 pm

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maybe these “magicans” are the ones that made all the homosexuals in iran disappear–remember,according to ahmadinejad,there are none in iran

RKae May 7, 2011 at 6:56 pm

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Maybe the djinn didn’t make the homosexuals disappear. Maybe they just made them straight. If the genies look anything like Barbara Eden, that could explain a lot! Hubba hubba!

KimmyQueen May 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm

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and who is to blame for Ahmafoolandafreak’s fashion sense?

Seriously I have no love for Ahmaravinglunatic, he gets no excuse that someone is controlling his actions. He knows what he is doing.

Iranian citizens are to blame for Ahmahitlerintraining and everyone else in control of the country that makes all kinds of bad decisions. Now the youth are trying to get him and the others out, there is no chance of that with Obamie in place and the US as weak as it is now.

Ruben May 8, 2011 at 3:17 pm

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KQ asked, “…and who is to blame for Ahmafoolandafreak’s fashion sense?”

Michelle Obama, obviously.

Tesslea May 9, 2011 at 3:04 pm

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Thank you ~! I thought I was the only one who saw the fact that the woman has the worst taste and fashion sense… Lord she is horrible ~!~!~!

KimmyQueen May 9, 2011 at 7:29 pm

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She has no real friends to tell her the truth. She may also avoid mirrors.

Gregory Tart May 7, 2011 at 7:50 pm

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Hey- then how do you explain that Mahmoud picked Animal Kingdom on the Derby, and a straight win bet, not even a box

Plain Jane May 7, 2011 at 9:18 pm

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How can anyone tell if someone is consorting with the demons. None of those lunatics there are demonically challenged.

Ruben May 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm

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Here’s the best scientific way to know: drop him in a barrel of water. He’ll float if he’s a witch.

hisham May 7, 2011 at 9:40 pm

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Well I didn’t see that one comeing! If ol’ Mahmoud had greased the skids like he was supposed to his homies wouldn’t be ending up on otherworldly charges, but no, he wanted it all for himself. That’s what happens when your friends don’t stop you from being stupid and powerful.

perlcat May 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm

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Villagers: “We’ve found a witch! May we burn her?”
Bedevere: “How do you know she’s a witch?”
Villager: “She looks like one.”
Obama: “Leave my ex-speaker alone.”

Randome-11 May 7, 2011 at 11:42 pm

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“Close allies of Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have been accused of using supernatural powers ”

Thus, it ain´t Mahmoud but Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who´s taking acid.

Read what the quran have to say, http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/Myths-of-Islam.htm

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/Quran-Hate.htm

Is that reasonable?

DeanH May 8, 2011 at 6:51 am

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Persian carpets are famous because the Djinn would fly on them, and one bad day a pistoff Djinn stuffed another Djinn in a bottle and buried it, settling science on both these cool phenomena. Think Djinn sounds like part of I Dream of Jeanie?

Tesslea May 9, 2011 at 3:05 pm

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Wasn’t Jeanie’s dog named Djinn Djinn? I think he was mean little bastard too!

KimmyQueen May 9, 2011 at 7:31 pm

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He only dislikes people in uniform as someone in uniform mistreated him. However he was a terror for sure.

deepthinker May 8, 2011 at 7:13 am

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Must be all that praying that drives them over the edge.

alien May 8, 2011 at 11:26 am

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It’d be cool if there were sorcerers in Iran.. We could watch Navy Seals take them out in grueling tech vs magic wars

Ruben May 8, 2011 at 3:20 pm

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how did this get a thumbs down? too funny!

RockingHorseGuy May 8, 2011 at 5:52 pm

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I’m putting my money on the SEALs.