Ahmadinejad allies charged with sorcery

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    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.

    On Sunday, Ahmadinejad returned to his office after an 11-day walkout in an apparent protest over Khamenei's reinstatement of the intelligence minister, who the president had initially asked to resign.

    Ahmadinejad's unprecedented disobedience prompted harsh criticism from conservatives who warned that he might face the fate of Abdulhassan Banisadr, Iran's first post-revolution president who was impeached and exiled for allegedly attempting to undermine clerical power.

    Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi, a hardline cleric close to Khamenei, warned that disobeying the supreme leader – who has the ultimate power in Iran – is equivalent to "apostasy from God".

    But the feud has taken a metaphysical turn following the release of an Iranian documentary alleging the imminent return of the Hidden Imam Mahdi – the revered saviour of Shia Islam, whose reappearance is anticipated by believers in a manner comparable to that with which Christian fundamentalists anticipate the second coming of Jesus.

    Conservative clerics, who say that the Mahdi's return cannot be predicted, have accused a "deviant current" within the president's inner circle, including Mashaei, of being responsible for the film.

    Ahmadinejad's obsession with the hidden imam is well known. He often refers to him in his speeches and in 2009 said that he had documentary evidence that the US was trying to prevent Mahdi's return.

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    Jesus. Magicians, Sorcers for real??

    Talk about a culture stuck in the 6th century.

    These guys are gonna have nuclear weapons??

    Holy cow!!
     
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    So that's where Superman went, after renouncing his US citizenship.
     
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    Under the Shah, Iran was more of a "secular" country. Once radical Islam took over, of course there will be an increase in "mystical" beliefs. It will always happen when religions run countries.

    Look at the right wing and this country. Then want to make "magical creation" an "alternative" to "science". Right wingers believe our laws should move "closer" to Biblical laws.

    Now that Radical Islam, with the support and money from American Republicans, has taken over Iraq, and women are imprisoned in Burkas, you will see the same thing there.
     
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    Magical creation? WTF is that?

    What an idiot.
     
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    Daemons and Wizards?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq8nQOhZ3u8]YouTube - Uriah Heep - The Wizard[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx1XIm6q4r4]YouTube - Potter Puppet Pals: The Mysterious Ticking Noise[/ame]
     
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    You're a blithering idiot...
     
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    Mebbe dat's why he so goofy...
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    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 'under a spell', Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says
    15 May 2011 - The former spiritual mentor to Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has publicly accused his protégé of being "under a spell" as a constitutional crisis engulfs the country.
     
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    Bi-polar disorder is a curable affliction. Seek help rdean.
     
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    Let the rat fuckers FALL with their internal strife. Those freedom seekers that Obama failed to get behind will get it done. Iran is gonna fall apart.
     

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