News in Brief

Egypt court suspends YouTube over anti-Islam film

An Egyptian court ordered the suspension of video website YouTube for a month for broadcasting a film insulting the Prophet Mohammed, state media reported yesterday. The country’s administrative court ordered the ministries of communication and investment to block YouTube inside Egypt because it had carried the film “Innocence of Muslims.” The 13-minute video depicts the Prophet as a fool and a sexual deviant, and sparked trouble in Egypt, Libya and other Arab countries last September. The court said it was ruling on a case brought about the film several months ago. ‏(Reuters‏)

Hasidic child molester’s sentence slashed to 50 years

The 103-year prison sentence slapped on convicted child molester Nechemya Weberman for 59 counts of abuse has reportedly been slashed by more than half by U.S. state prison officials. State Supreme Court Justice John G. Ingram hit Weberman, an unlicensed “therapist” in the Satmar Hasidic community, with the sentence for repeatedly abusing a young girl placed in his care. But the state department of corrections said he should have only been sentenced to a maximum of 50 years. With good behavior, the 54-year-old could end up being released in 2055. ‏(The Forward‏)