Jordanian MP pulls gun on activist during television debate Reply

guardian.co.uk
David Batty

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Mohammed Shawabka throws his shoe at his political opponent Mansour Sayf al-Din Murad before pulling out a pistol. Link to this video

A Jordanian MP threw one of his shoes at a political opponent during a television debate before pulling a gun on him.

The incident occurred after the debate between MP Mohammad Shawabka and political activist Mansour Sayf al-Din Murad on the private satellite channel Jo Sat became heated, with the pair trading insults.

“You’re a Mossad agent,” said the activist, to which the MP replied: “You’re a big crook.”

Din Murad stood up and began shouting at the activist. The host, Mohammad Habashneh, who was sitting between them, urged his guests to “calm down”.

But the MP took off his right shoe and threw it before pulling out a silver pistol and pointing it at the activist.

The opponents left their seats and tussled with one another while the host tried to separate them.

The two men continued to struggle as the show ended and the credits ran.

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