Cohorts of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have been accused of using black magic and sorcery to advance his apocalyptic agenda and influence his policies.
However there may be more to the arrests than the aforementioned involvement in black magic.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (who is the Iran's supreme leader) and President Ahmadinejad are locked in a bitter power struggle resulting in a call for impeachment of Ahmadinejad by Khamenei.
Khamenei's reinstatement of Iran'sÂ intelligence minister, Heydar Mosleh caused an 11 day walkout by Ahmadinejad who had previously requested Mosleh's resigantion.
Ahmadinejad's disobedience of Khamenei could be construed as rebelling against the will of God.
An Iranian documentary about the return of the Hidden Imam Mahdi (which conservative clerics believed was sanctioned by Ahmadinejad) has sparked speculation that Ahmadinejad is working to an apocalyptic agenda in which the Mahdi will return.
The Mahdi is supposed to return in a second coming (similar to the Christian Second coming of Jesus Christ) and will be the enemy of Masih ad-Dajjal who is comparable with the Christian the Antichrist.
Djinns (spirits) are supposed to have been evoked and summoned by Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei (who is Ahmadinejad's Chief of staff) and 25 other allies of the Iranian president.i
One of those arrested, Abbas Ghaffari of sorcery is said to have 'special skills in metaphysics and connections with unknown worlds.'
This news may be viewed as confirmation by conspiracy theorists and researchers around the world who believe that individuals in positions of power are influenced by dark forces and openly practice satanism.
The net is awash with Masonic, Illuminati and New World Order conspiracy theories whichÂ point towards dark hidden practices performed by the 'political elite'.
This news will not come as any shock to exponents ofÂ conspiracy facts theoriesÂ this such as David Icke, who has been accusing the globalist and political elite of dark ritualistic practices for years.