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Rashid Patch - Irish-American, born in Chicago, ex-Marine, is a sufi shaykh in the Mevlevi "whirling dervish" lineage, and an imam in the national association under the leadership of Imam W.D. Muhammed. Rashid Patch has taught and lectured on Sufism, Islam, and history of religion at colleges and universities in California, most recently at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, and has served as a volunteer Muslim chaplain at prisons in Alameda County and San Francsico County, California.