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A male guest told this female TV host to shut up - big mistake

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This is Rima Karaki, an anchor on Lebanon's Al-Jadeed TV.

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This week she was interviewing Sunni Muslim scholar Hani al-Seba'i about reports of Christians joining Isis in the Middle East.

But when she tried to intervene as he continued a very long answer about historical precedent, he reacted badly, and the following exchange unfolded:

al-Seba'i:

Listen, don't cut me off. I will answer as I please... what kind of behaviour is this.

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Karaki:

Go on, but do not call me names. In this studio, I run the show.

al-Seba'i:

Are you done? Shut up, so I can talk.

Karaki:

Enough, let's wrap this up.

al-Seba'i:

It's beneath me to be interviewed by you, you are a woman who... [his microphone is disconnected].

Karaki:

Either there is mutual respect, or the conversation is over.

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Watch the video of the exchange, shared and translated by regional media watchdog MEMRI, below:


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