from “The Metro”
An Islamist scholar came to regret his attempt to shout down a female television host.
Hani Al-Seba’i was interviewed by Rima Karaki for Lebanon’s Al Jadeed to discuss reports of Christians joining Isis.
The footage, translated by Middle East Media Research Institute, shows Al-Seba’i reacted poorly to Karaki’s attempts to get him to stay on-topic.
After going off on a tangent, her refused to listen to Karaki’s request to answer the question.
‘Listen. Don’t cut me off. I will answer as I please. I will not answer the way you like, because I’m here to serve the idea in which I believe,’ he said.
He went on to call the host ‘high and mighty’, continuing to rant before Karaki interjected: ‘In this studio, I run the show.’
After Karaki politely requested that they return to the topic rather than argue, Al-Seba’i raged: ‘Are you done? Shut up so I can talk.’
He then went on to claim it was beneath him to be interviewed by a woman, at which point he found his microphone muted.
Still managing to keep her cool, Karaki held her hand up and ended the exchange by saying: ‘Either there is mutual respect, or the conversation is over.’