The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will host the leader of a ‘Scientology-like’ Japanese cult that claims to be able to cure coronavirus for $400 and whose founder has claimed that he is the reincarnation of an alien from Venus who created life on Earth.
The conference, an annual event hosted by the American Conservative Union, is scheduled to convene in Orlando for its three-day meeting beginning on Thursday.
One of its scheduled speakers is Hiroaki ‘Jay’ Aeba, a Japanese conservative who is scheduled to address the conference on Friday at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.
Aeba is scheduled to speak right after Donald Trump Jr.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Aeba and CPAC for comment.
‘Happy Science is a Japanese cult run by a man who claims to be the incarnation of multiple Gods while pretending to channel the psychic spirits of anyone from Quetzalcoatl to Bashar al-Assad to Natalie Portman,’ researcher Sarah Hightower told VICE News.
It was founded in 1986 by Ryuho Okawa, a former stockbroker who is regarded by his followers as the incarnation of El Cantare, a supreme being from Venus who created life on Earth millions of years ago.
Okawa, who never speaks to the press, has claimed to channel the spirits of famous people who are both dead and alive, including Natalie Portman, Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and Freddie Mercury.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — The pretrial hearing in the Mercedes Carrera criminal case concerning multiple child sexual abuse charges against her and her husband — which was supposed to happen today at the Rancho Cucamonga courthouse in San Bernardino County, California — has been postponed once again, this time only for two weeks until March 5.
The proceedings have now crossed the mark of two years without a trial. Carrera and her husband Jason Whitney were arrested after a police raid of their Rancho Cucamonga home on February 1, 2019.
Carrera and Whitney have been in county jail without trial since then, first without bail and later, after they had liquidated their assets and had no source of income due to their incarceration, with bail set at $2 million for each.
A pretrial hearing to determine the jury selection process, and the date of the beginning of the actual trial, has already been postponed numerous times.
The new date of March 5 — like several previous postponements — appeared online in a document filed today.
The document shows the hearing took place today with District Attorney Laura Fragoso on the case, and a Conflict Panel attorney, Geoff Newman, standing for the accused.
Carrera’s court-appointed lawyer, Joshua Castro, was not present. Public Defender Castro has not given any press updates since the start of the pandemic, in spite of repeated attempts to reach him.
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A woman in Kerala’s Palakkad district on Sunday confessed to the police that she murdered her six-year-old son as a “sacrifice to Allah”, The News Minute reported. Officials said the accused identified as Shahida has been arrested, according to NDTV.
The emergency control room in Palakkad received a call from Shahida between 3 am and 4 am on Sunday, narrating the incident. When police officials reached her house, she was waiting for them at the gate. Officials said they found her son in the bathroom with his throat slit. Her husband Sulaiman and two other children were sleeping in the adjacent room and discovered the murder only after the police reached the house, reports said.
PUTRAJAYA, Feb 5 — A woman who was born out of wedlock to a Muslim father and a Buddhist mother today won her appeal in the Federal Court to be declared a non-Muslim.
Chief Justice Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, chairing a nine-member bench, delivered the 7-2 majority decision in allowing Rosliza Ibrahim’s appeal and granted the declarations sought by her.
She held that Rosliza is not a person professing the religion of Islam because there is no proof that she is a Muslim by original faith
Justice Tengku Maimun also said that both Rosliza and her mother were never Muslims.
Court of Appeal President Tan Sri Rohana Yusuf and Federal Court judges Datuk Nallini Pathmanathan, Datuk Abdul Rahman Sebli, Datuk Zabariah Mohd Yusof, Datuk Mary Lim Thiam Suan and Datuk Rhodzariah Bujang concurred with Justice Tengku Maimun.
Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Azahar Mohamed and Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Hasnah Mohammed Hashim agreed with Justice Tengku Maimun on the answers to the two legal questions but departed on the reliefs to be granted to Rosliza.
In her originating summons filed in 2015, Rosliza sought for a declaration that she was not a Muslim and therefore the Syariah Court had no jurisdiction over her as she claimed that she was born out of wedlock to a Muslim father but raised as a Buddhist by her late Buddhist mother.
Rosliza, 38, lost her case in the Shah Alam High Court as it was dismissed on June 22, 2017 and her appeal at the Court of Appeal was also dismissed on April 25, 2018.
On Jan 20 last year, the Federal Court granted Rosliza’s application for leave to appeal on the two legal questions for determination by the Federal Court.
BERNAMA – Woman born to Muslim father and Buddhist mother wins appeal to be declared non-Muslim
More than 500,000 people have been displaced from a ruby and oil-rich region of Mozambique in what the UN has called “a perfect storm of instability”.
The people of Cabo Delgado, the country’s northernmost province, are dealing with an insurgency by Islamist militants, food insecurity, extreme weather, disease and government failures.
Reliable information is severely lacking from the region as journalists face intimidation, with two local reporters held for months in a military prison in 2019, while international media has been refused permission to enter.
Mozambique conflict: Why have 500,000 people been forced to flee their homes? | World News | Sky News