A talk show in Jordan erupted into mass chaos last Tuesday when an argument between two journalists over the crisis in Syria turned physical. The two men broke apart the desk on set and started using it as a weapon against each other while the show’s host attempted to break them apart.
According to the English version of Al Arabiya News, “The program “Bayn Etijihayn” (Between two Ways) aired on the Jordanian TV channel 7 Stars and hosted Shaker al-Jawhary, head of the Electronic Media Association in Jordan, and Mohammad Sharif al-Jaiousy, the editor in chief of news website al-Mustaqbal al-Arabi. Al-Jawhary attacked Jaiousy for his support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.”
It is not the first time a Jordanian TV debate on Syria has erupted into violence. In 2012, former MP Mansour Murad took exception when MP Mohammad Shawabka alleged he was working as a spy for the Syrian regime.
They exchanged insults, before Shawabka threw a shoe at his debate opponent before pulling out a silver handgun and brandishing it in his direction.
And in the country’s Chamber of Deputies, where debates can often become heated, an MP made history in September last year when he opened fire on a colleague with an automatic weapon. Gladly, no one was harmed.
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