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Ahmadinejad’s Involvement In Black Magic Revealed

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Reports of the Arrest of Ahmadinejad's 'Exorcist' Fuel Concerns About Iran's Leadership

By Amy Kellogg

Published May 06, 2011

Reuters

 

A mysterious man known by some as the Iranian president’s “exorcist†has been arrested, in the latest sign that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s involvement with purveyors of the so-called “dark arts†is raising concerns among Iran’s leadership.

 

Abbas Ghaffari, described as Ahmadinejad’s “exorcist†or “jinn (genie) catcher†is reportedly among a number of people in Ahmadinejad’s circle who have been arrested lately, amid reports of continuing strains between the president and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. As is typical in Iran, details on the timing and specific charges behind the arrests are somewhat murky.

 

It’s also not clear from what or whom Ghaffari was protecting the president, and what he may have been doing to accomplish that aim. What does is clearer is that a particular target in the arrests is Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, the president’s right-hand man, who has been marginalized more recently by Khamenei. Most of the arrests are said to be Mashaei associates within Ahmadinejad’s inner circle.

 

In a fiery speech Tuesday in the Iranian holy city of Qom, Mojtaba Zolnour, Khamenei’s representative in the Revolutionary Guard, said he asked Ahmadinejad: “What do you see in this Mashaei, other than links to exorcists, soothsayers and fortune tellers? … They come and gurgle on about his prophecies, and Mr. Ahmadinejad thinks he has divine knowledge.â€

 

Ahmadinejad has also frequently raised concerns with what some see as his obsession over the concept of the “12th Imam,†a belief among some Muslims that a leader who has been in hiding since 869 will return and unite the world under the banner of Islam.

 

Believers say the 12th Imam will only appear during a time of worldwide chaos, however, leading some to fear Ahmadinejad would deliberately act to destabilize the international situation in the hopes of sparking the imam’s return. Ahmadinejad has reportedly stabilized a rift with Kahmenei, following a nearly two-week sustained sulk that kept him out of his office.

 

But the same apparently can’t be said for those arrested. Superstition and mysticism are to an extent vestiges of pre-Islamic Iranian culture. And while the Islamic system officially shuns them, a significant number of Iranians may share some of these unorthodox beliefs.

 

Nor do many Iranians think such beliefs exist only within the their own culture.

 

“The reality of conjuring ‘jinn’ is not exclusive to our society,†said Morteza Nabavi, a member of the Expediency Council, which mediates between the Iranian parliament and the Guardian Council and who is also managing director of Resalat newspaper. “In other places too, catching jinn and eliciting their help is also relevant.â€

 

But that doesn’t mean the proponents of such beliefs should be running a government, according to Nabavi. “The deviant group that have recently been mentioned have reached out to others … and they have even influenced the president and gained his support.†Despite the fact that Ahmadinejad is at the center of this controversy, there are limits to how seriously others in the regime are willing to damage him.

 

He remains the most visible public face of the Islamic Republic. But by arresting and humiliating those around him, particularly Mashaei, the president’s detractors cause chaos without toppling the country’s political foundations.

 

It’s not the first time Ahmadinejad and his circle has been cast under the shadow of “dark arts.â€

 

A campaign film for the reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, from whom many Iranians believe the 2009 election was stolen, plays up the mystic bogeyman.

 

Mousavi says in the ad, “The next government will be the government of reason. Not a government of soothsayers and palm readers.â€

 

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I don't know what your intention behind this post is, but you'll find that people on this forum don't symphatise with Ahmadinejad nor we really care about him. He holds heretic beliefs that take him outside the fold of Islam. Furthermore, he is not really different from the rest of the Muslim countries' leaders - a lot of empty talk, crazy talk and hypocrisy. I say this since you seemed to take offense at people posting anti-U.S stuff.

 

Anyway, the news was "sort of interesting".

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...Anyway, the news was "sort of interesting".

 

 

 

SEE !! That's what I thought.

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... I say this since you seemed to take offense at people posting anti-U.S stuff...

 

 

 

 

The name of this site could be changed to 'I HATE AMERICA'............... with the footnote,......... 'But I LOVE taking advantage of the freedoms and easy living.' :sl:

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The name of this site could be changed to 'I HATE AMERICA'............... with the footnote,......... 'But I LOVE taking advantage of the freedoms and easy living.' :sl:

 

Well, fist of all, a lot of members, if not the majority aren't from the US. Secondly, a lot of people here hate US-foreign policy, we don't hate America nor Americans. The US is without a shred of doubt a great nation and it has good people. A lot of, if not most, Americans themselves hate American foreign policy and Europeans as well, so why can't Muslims? Do Muslims have to love it when the US-goverment has supported dictators in Muslim countries, supports our enemies and actively fights against us?

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'...a lot of people here hate US-foreign policy, we don't hate America nor Americans....'

 

 

 

Can't have it both ways, chief. We do what's in our best interest, just like EVERY OTHER country does. So a lot of the muslims that come to America hate America but still come for what the U.S. has to offer them ? Kind of hypocritical, wouldn't you say ? To me it makes for a pretty good case to halt immigration from 'those' places. :sl:

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Anywhoo... How about that Ahmadinejad ? Black magic and all !!?? :sl:

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