Djinn Killing Sorcerer Arrested and His "Demon Eating" Dogs Confiscated

Djinn Killing Sorcerer Arrested and His “Demon Eating” Dogs Confiscated


Saudi police made an strange arrest last weekend, apprehending a man they referred to as a “sorcerer” with a knack for healing the sick and hunting down and killing spirits known as the Djinn.

According to a report in the Saudi Gazette, the arrest was made at 9AM on Saturday by the Al-Habil Police in conjunction with the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Hai’a), who found the wizard in his home, minding his own business.

A stamp depicting a Djinn

A stamp depicting a Djinn

During the raid, the police seized numerous copies of books relating to witchcraft, paraphernalia relating to sorcery, and even two wild wolves that the warlock used in his Djinn hunting business. It’s believed that the wolves served to eat the evil spirits, almost like a low budget containment cell from Ghostbusters.


Belief in Djinn is widespread in middle eastern countries, and unlike the demons known in Western culture, these beings are believed to have free will, meaning that they aren’t always evil, but when they are, they’re downright nasty. Because of this, many people who believe they are being pestered by evil Djinn hire supernaturally-inclined professionals to dispose of them.

In Saudi Arabia, the crime of sorcery is not well-defined, and leads to closed-door court proceedings that have more than once been seen as a violation of civil rights. Often, the punishment for the crime is execution.

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  1. Marc

    05/06/2013 at 1:58 PM

    Punishment in Saudi Arabia for this is death, so it’s not as funny as it should be.

    Side Note: If you are looking for an untapped subject you should put the word out for Iraq War ghost stories because I have heard dozens and many of them are over the top.

    • Greg Newkirk

      05/06/2013 at 2:02 PM

      Yeah, it’s kind of hard to make any lighthearted jokes about the arrest when you know the guy is destined to die because of it. Often forget to count my blessings, knowing that even the mildest weird things I get into here could get me killed over there.

  2. alanborky

    05/07/2013 at 12:00 PM

    Marc Greg I was go’n’o start cracking all sorts of gags over this story but the pair of you’ve put a complete downer on that by reminding me the Saudi take on Islamic law’s so extreme even joking about having a djinn and tonic could get you the death sentence.

    Mind you they’re big on stonings out there so you could always ask for a djinn and tonic on the rocks!


    • Believer

      09/20/2013 at 4:09 PM

      Not cool man. This is serious business. Djinn are lethal when provoked and the Arabians know it yet they are still gonna kill the guy. Wrong on too many levels. Still great report.

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