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A Jordanian politician has taken a out of the book of the Wild West way of things by pulling a gun on his opponent in a TV debate. Mohammed Shawabka, a of Jordan's parliament, was engaged in a discussion over the in Syria with former lawmaker Mansur Murad on a televised chat show. Things became and Mr Shawabka lost his . First, he threw his shoe at his adversary – this is considered a insult for Muslims; he followed this up by pulling a gun and it at Mr Murad. No shots were fired but the show’s host immediately pounced on Shawabka. Furniture went flying as the host tried to the two and the show was ended by its producers.

The brawl has now gone on the Internet. Many have commented on the irony that a discussion on violence in Syria ended in fighting. Things took a for the worse after Shawabka accused Murad of spying for Syria’s government. Murad responded by accusing Shawabka of being an Israeli who got into power by votes. He followed this by cursing Shawabka's father. That seemed to be the final as Shawabka . According to local Jordanian media, Mr Murad is planning to charges of attempted murder against Mr Shawabka. Shawabka justified his by saying that Murad started attacking members of the Jordanian government, calling them “corrupt ."

 

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