imam Musri, sitting in his office in Orlando, about 100 miles south of Gainesville, was convinced that Jones didn't have a choice.
When the imam returned Thursday, he encountered a man who was visibly afraid, and Musri didn't seek to allay his fears.
One of them, imam Demba Diawara, who is a village chief in Senegal, proved critical.
His mentor, imam Khomeini, saturated Iranian households with cassette tapes before his return from exile.
But with the emergence of the Twelfth imam himself, the Vali-e Fagheeh, or Iran's supreme leader, will be ousted from power.
"I was witness that he offered man-eaters' for sale," said imam Din.
In one tradition He is called 'imam al ashin,' 'Leader of the wanderers.'
We waited till imam Din returned to us from above and coughed at the door, as only dark-hearted Asia can.
The imam is good, the imam is holy; who so good and holy as the imam?
Next day, imam Din told me that the child was suffering slightly from fever and needed quinine.
1610s, from Arabic, literally "leader; one who precedes," from amma "to go before, precede."