This Is How A Journalist Dealt With Being Told To "Shut Up" Live On TV


You know when you’re having a bit of a heated discussion with someone and they keep talking and talking and you just can’t seem to get a word in no matter how hard you try? Rima Karaki knows what we’re talking about.

Sunni Muslim scholar, Hani al-Seba’i, was being interviewed by the Lebanese TV host about the news of Christians joining ISIS when he began to deviate off the point and discuss the history of Christians joining Muslim causes. All Karaki wanted to do was talk about the present.


It was at the point that Rima Karaki calmly asked whether al-Seba’i could talk about what was going on now when, frankly speaking, he exploded and started having a go at her for interrupting him.

 “Listen, don’t cut me off. I will answer as I please…what kind of behaviour is this. I will not answer the way you like, because I’m here to serve the idea in which I believe.”

Karaki  asked politely if he could avoid getting worked up. This really went down like a lead balloon as he proceeded to tell her to “Shut Up” and he even said “It’s beneath me to be interviewed by you, you are a woman”.

On International Woman’s Day, no less!


Rima Karaki wasn’t having this. Shutting down the interview, she concluded that “Either there is mutual respect, or the conversation is over” after letting him know that she ran the show.

Watch the clip and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

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