A massive brawl broke out between Sufi & Salafi Muslim sects at a mosque in Russia, which officials said could have ended in a massacre. The video shows one man walking up a flight of stairs and throwing himself into the altercation from above.
UK Daily Mail 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.
The proposal enraged supporters of another imam, Khamzat Chumakov, prompting members of both sides to surge forward and start a huge fight. The footage, filmed from a balcony above the melee, opens with the announcement by Khamkhoev that prayers would not be held, to crowds of Muslims who have gathered to listen.