Twenty-five close collaborators and supporters of Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his influential Chief of Staff, Esfandyar Rahim Mashai , have been arrested, allegedly including  “exorcist” or “djinn  catcher” Abbas Ghaffari.
Many speculate this is due to a quarrel  between Ahmadinejad and the Islamic Republic's supreme leader, Ali Khamenei over the resignation of Iran's minister of intelligence.
Last week, Morteza Nabavi, a conservative politician, accused  [fa] team Ahmadinejad of thinking they were being empowered by djinns or genies. In a cabinet meeting on Sunday 8 May, 2011, Ahmadinejad responded by dismissing  [fa] the notion that he has exorcists in his government as a joke. You can watch the video here  [fa].
Iranian blogger Azarakan asks  [fa] “Do you not smell the odor of the decaying corpse of a regime that runs the country by ex
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