As police and families search for six people missing from the St. Louis area, rumors and half-truths swirl around their involvement with Rashad Jamal, a spiritual influencer now in prison for child abuse.
Now, his most ardent followers are spinning new conspiracy theories about his case.
A series of bizarre, sometimes violent encounters with police and the general public has led to the arrests of at least eight followers of Rashad Jamal—and a new conspiracy theory among his fans.
“I’m not a cult leader,” said Rashad Jamal, currently in jail on child molestation charges. “I stand for righteousness.”