After an 11 day walk-out in apparent protest over Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s reinstatement of the intelligence minister, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad returned to office, only to find out that over two dozen of his staff and others close to him had been arrested on charges of witchcraft and “invoking of spirits”.
Within the past several days, at least twenty-five of Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s associates, including his Chief of Staff, have been arrested on the charge of being “magicians”, with one newspaper going so far as to report one of the men, aide Abbas Ghaffari, as “a man with special skills in metaphysics and connections with unknown worlds.”
It was reported that as the aide was being questioned, his interrogator suffered a heart attack. This, of course, was attributed to Ghaffari summoning a genie. Obviously.
These arrests come amidst a growing rift between Ahmadinejad and Iran’s supreme religious leader Khamenei, who believes that only the witchcraft of the arrested associates has been keeping the president in power.
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