Jordanian political debates put America's "The Maury Show" to shame.
Things got rather, um, heated during a televised debate between Mohammed al-Shawabka, a Jordanian Member of Parliament and former MP Mansour Sayf al-Din Murad.
"In the televised segment, Shawabka called Murad "a Syrian agent," accused him of spreading rumors against Jordan and said he was "despicable."
Murad retorted by saying Shawabka is "an agent of the Mossad," accusing him of "buying people with money" and added "may your father be cursed" for good measure.
This was too much for Shawabka, who threw a shoe at Murad and then pulled out his handgun and began advancing toward Murad. The anchor managed to keep the two from hurting each other, but Murad filed a police complaint against Shawabka for attempted murder."
And yes, I've checked. Twice. This is NOT a Latma parody