Jailed woman claims to be a "grand sheikess"

Spring Hill (Hernando, Florida)

The woman in the Pasco County slammer insists she is Zuri Akila Betiti Matawala Zurj-Bey, a "grand sheikess" in the Moorish Temple of Science of the World, who operates a branch of the temple in her Spring Hill home, reports the Tampa Bay Times in St. Petersburg.

She arrived in Florida from Columbia, S.C. to tell other black people that they are not U.S. citizens or subject to its government -- but rather they are Moorish, according to the report.

But deputies know her as Shanita Marie Burden, and her alias name is no get out of jail card.

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