Brawl erupts live on TV as violent fight over BURKA sees imam BEATEN with shoe

The fight broke out live on Egypt’s popular LTC TV during a discussion about the place of the burka in the Islamic world.

Sydney imam Mostafa Rashid claimed that the headscarf is a cultural tradition rather than a religious duty.

This prompted an Egyptian lawyer Nabih al-Wahsh to take off his shoe and beat the mufti.

…Mr Rashid hurled a studio chair at the lawyer’s head, while Mr Al-Wahsh removed a shoe and struck him repeatedly.

It’s always shoes with these idiots. Video at link.

  • marty_p

    It’s the Egyptian version of the Jerry Springer show.
    I wonder how the staff at MEMRI stay sane watching all the Mo shenanigans.

  • Brett_McS

    I’m in the field of heavy engineering. You throw your sandals, I throw my steel-cap boots.

  • B__2

    Given the traditional propensity of the locals to drop a dirt snake wherever the need arises (and so the lack of designated public toilets), you really, really don’t want to mess with the shoes due to whatever is on the soles of them.