Brickbat: What Are You Laughing At?

A court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced Shezanne Cassim to one year in prison and a fine of $2,700 for posting a parody video to the Internet. Cassim's video poked fun at local youth who have adopted American hip hop style. Authorities have refused to say exactly what law the video broke, but Cassim's family say he was charged with endangering national security.

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    The New York Times applauds this.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

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    Brickbats from the Islamic world is pure laziness.

  • Live Free or Diet||

    Is there anyplace in Africa that's anything more than a giant, living brickbat monster?

  • Generic Stranger||


    Is there anyplace in Africa the world that's anything more than a giant, living brickbat monster?
  • Spoonman.||

    This didn't take place in Africa.

  • Live Free or Diet||

    Right you are! For some reason I was thinking UAE was on the Gulf of Aden instead on the Gulf of Arabia. Oh well, brain shorted, pthzzzzz.

    Old guy excuses: Meh, close enough. It was early. Where's my coffee? I hadn't gotten my morning BJ yet. Look, a three-legged dog wearing blue sunglasses!

  • RishJoMo||

    OK sounds pretty solid to me dude.

    www.BeinAnon.tk

  • Jaybirdmojo||

    At least it wasn't a newsletter.

  • Doctor Whom||

    Authorities have refused to say exactly what law the video broke

    1. Whatever is not permitted is forbidden.

    2. The right people have the freedom not to be offended, and he violated that. (BTW, when people start babbling about the freedom not to be offended, I bring up things like that. It gets them to clam up every time.)

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