A social media post accompanying a video of a group of Muslim men fighting among themselves is being widely shared as if the video is related to a recent incident. Through this article let’s fact-check the veracity of the video shared in the post.
Claim: Recent visuals of a group of Muslim men fighting among themselves.
Fact: The visuals actually show a fight that broke among a group of men outside a Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia in 2019. As per the news reports, the fight broke out over the seating arrangements during an Iftar. Thus, these articles establish that the visuals are not related to any recent incident. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
Reverse image search of the viral visuals yielded us a few 2019 news reports that reported the same visuals. As per these news reports, the visuals are related to a 2019 incident, wherein in fight broke out among a group of Muslim men perhaps over seating arrangement outside the Ghamama Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia.
‘The reasons for the fight were not clear but some locals on Twitter reported it started as a dispute over seating positions before the food was served’, another news article reported.
Although we could not independently verify the reason for the fight, the news reports suggest that the visuals are not related to any recent incident but from 2019.
To sum it up, old visuals of Muslim men fighting outside a Mosque in Saudi Arabia are being shared as recent.