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Jordanian MP Fires Kalashnikov in Parliament

@fooqalsada shares this cartoon of Jordanian MP Sharif, who fired his Kalashnikov at his colleague after an argument today.

On Twitter, @fooqalsada shares this cartoon of Jordanian MP Sharif, who fired his Kalashnikov at his colleague after an argument today. No one was injured.

A Jordanian Member of Parliament opened fire on another MP while Parliament was in session today. No one was injured in the fiasco – a notch up from previous incidents where MPs threw shoes and hurled water bottles at each other.

Palestinian journalist Daoud Kuttab shares a video of the shooting, which is said to have happened in a hall outside, while parliament was in session today. The sound of the shots being fired from an Ak-47 is clear in the video:

He further explains:

And adds:

Kristen McTighe wonders how an MP got a Kalashnikov into parliament:

Jordanian Yasmina Alnasser poses another question [ar]:

Do think that wild animals should be kept in a zoo? How come MPs are outside [the zoo]?

And Jordanian Ali Dahmash adds:

Dear MPs of the elected parliament, Congratulations on the Kalashnikov. Don't forget to kill each other before Thursday, so that we can relax. Yours sincerely, the Citizen

From Bahrain, blogger Eyad Ebrahim describes the incident as awesome – “just awesome”:

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