Ahmadinejads Wizards arrested in Iran

Im iranischen Machtpoker zwischen Präsident Mahmud Ahmadinedschad und Religionsführer Ali Chamene'i haben sie ein paar Zauberer festgenommen, die den Präsidenten mit ihrer Magie unterstützen und Geister beschwören sollen. Vom Guardian:

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".

Ahmadinejad allies charged with sorcery (via BoingBoing)

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