A woman who shot to notoriety after climbing into a lion’s enclosure at a zoo claims she now identifies as one of the creatures. Myah Autry told a reporter that she is in fact a reincarnated lion while en route to appear in court for a shoplifting charge in Kearny, New Jersey. Autry said: ‘I am the lion now. Can’t you tell? Have you ever heard of reincarnation? ‘Do your history young man!. ‘Do your history, it’s called reincarnation. I am the lion now.’
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – A Malaysian couple in Norway are facing child abuse charges, after being accused of hitting and pressuring their children to perform their prayers and forcing them to fast during Ramadan.
They will have their case heard in court from Nov 4-6.
The couple, both aged 42, have since been separated from their five children – aged between five and 15 – since May this year.
The five children have been placed under the care of three other families, only being allowed to meet their parents once a month for three hours.
The father’s brother told The Star on Thursday (Oct 31), that one of the children had felt pressured with the obligation to fast for long hours, and had complained to a teacher in school about it.
That complaint was forwarded to the Norwegian Child Welfare Services during Ramadan in early May this year.
He said that the children were placed in three different families, all of them non-Muslim.
Two men claiming to be repairmen attempted to get into Yeshiva Darchei Torah of Toronto.
The men were dressed in construction vests.
Thanks to proper security measures in place at the Yeshiva, the men never got inside.
The following letter was sent to the parent body of the yeshiva on Tuesday evening:
Over the last months, we have worked to enhance our security infrastructure and procedures. While we believe that our well-being is ultimately in the hands of the Ribbono Shel Olam, we must still do our part to address the threats that we face in these troubled times.
This morning there was a “security incident” at the Yeshiva. During Shacharis, two unidentified men – clearly of foreign background – tried to enter the building representing themselves as Rogers repairmen. All the doors were locked in accordance with our procedures. They were forced to come to the front door and use the intercom/bell to gain entry. Rabbi Joshua responded to the call and asked for identification – also in accordance with our procedures. The two men were unable to produce I.D. and were sent away. We were able to confirm with Rogers that no servicemen were sent to the area and that there were no service outages in the general area of the Yeshiva. The police have been informed.
Later in the morning, we held an assembly of the entire Yeshiva to bring the incident to the attention of the Talmidim, to reiterate our security protocols, and to impress upon them the importance of strict compliance.
We hope that, B’ezras Hashem, we should be spared from all threats, and that all future communications from the Yeshiva should contain only good news.
Rabbi Eliezer Breitowitz