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.