The moment Muslims start a mass punch-up in a Russian mosque which ‘could have ended in a massacre’
A mass brawl broke out between Muslims at a mosque in Russia, which officials said could have ended in a massacre.
The extraordinary scenes in the mosque in Nazran, a city in south-western Russia close to its border with Georgia, were filmed by a bystander – who also captured one brazen worshipper flinging himself into the fight from above.
The clip shows two different branches of the Islamic faith – Sufis and Salafies – coming to blows when the mosque’s religious leader Issa Khamkhoev suggested not conducting the Mohammedan prayer because it is not considered as obligatory.
I’m back but busy with reports etc, this will be a busy week for work so please; Thank Frau, Black Mamba, Osumashi and DB for keeping the home fires burning.
Don’t get me wrong I am grateful for the work but I have long days ahead of me.