Watch: Imam attacked on live TV after stating that women don't need to wear veils

Rashid has stirred controversy in the past stating that women do not need to wear headscarves. He also once stated that though getting drunk was forbidden drinking alcohol was not.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 4, 2016 17:27

Imam attacked on live TV (The Daily Mail)

Imam attacked on live TV (The Daily Mail)

Mostafa Rashid, an imam from Australia who has made controversial comments in the past, was attacked during a discussion on the need of women to wear headscarves, according to The Daily Mail.

Nabh al-Washsh, an Egyptian lawyer, proceeded to beat Rashid with his shoe.

Rashid has stirred controversy in the past stating that women do not need to wear headscarves. He also once stated that though getting drunk was forbidden drinking alcohol was not.

The encounter was broadcast on live TV, shortly after the outbreak staff at the television show rushed into break it up.

According to the Middle East Eye, Rashid left the studio right after the fight ended.

Rashid and al-Washsh both reportedly escaped the fight uninjured, though a crew member was not so lucky.

The shows host played the clip over, apologizing to viewers.


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