sheikh Salah had already spent several years in prison for incitement to violence and for attacking police.
Conversely, sheikh Afandi, like nearly 80 percent of Dagestani residents, was a member of the Sufi branch of Islam.
I left Damascus gate as well, and took the light rail towards the predominantly Arab sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem.
"head of an Arab family," also "head of a Muslim religious order," 1570s, from Arabic shaykh "chief," literally "old man," from base of shakha "to grow old." Popularized by "The Sheik," novel in Arabian setting by E.M. Hull (1919), and the movie version, "The Sheikh," 1921, starring Rudolph Valentino, which gave it a 1920s sense of "strong, romantic lover."