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WATCH: Female journalist shuts down a sexist preacher (spoiler: you will cheer).

Lebanese TV Journalist Rima Karaki cut short her interview with Islamist Sheik after he said it was beneath him to be interviewed by her because she’s a woman.

Rima Karaki is receiving widespread praise after shutting down an interview with a Sheik who told her it was “beneath me to be interviewed by you. You are a woman…”

The London-based Sheik, Hani Al Seba’i, was meant to discuss the wave of Christians joining ISIS but instead went off on a historical rant.

The segment turned nasty when Karaki tried to draw the interview back to the topic at hand, angering Al Seba’i.

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Journalist Rima Karaki left, Hani Al Seba’i right. Image via YouTube.

The incident coincides with International Women’s Day and is getting plenty of attention due to the strength and professionalism Karaki displayed in handling the situation.

“Please don’t get all worked up. We respect you and know you want to give a complete answer,” Karaki said, as she tried to calm the Sheik down.

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However, Al Seba’i instead became increasingly argumentative and continue shouting he would answer as he pleased.

Karaki then made it clear she would not accept his abuse.

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Karaki stands up for herself after Sheik refuses a respectful interview with her. Image via YouTube.
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She explained, “For your own benefit I am telling you we are running out of time. If you are going to elaborate so much, we won’t have time for other questions.”

The journalists assertiveness only further enraged Al Seba’i who then said “Are you done? Shut up so I can talk.”

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At that point there was a palpable shift in mood from the Journalist.

“How can a respected Sheik like yourself tell a TV host to shut up?!”, asked Karaki.

“It is beneath me to be interviewed by you. You are a woman…”, Al Seba’i replied.

Karaki then shut the interview down and the Sheik’s microphone was muted.

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Rima Karaki shuts down the interview after the Sheik said it was beneath him to be interviewed by her. Image via YouTube.

“Either there is mutual respect or the interview is over,” Rima Karaki said, ending the segment.

Bravo, Rima Karaki.

 You can watch the entire interview here…