Angola Reportedly Bans Islam And Destroys All Mosques

Angola has reportedly banned the religion of Islam and begun destroying mosques, becoming the first country in the world to do so.
As part of the ban, the Angolan government began a demolition program of mosques and other Islamic sites.
As part of the ban, the Angolan government began a demolition program of mosques and other Islamic sites.

On Friday, several newspapers in the South African country quoted the Angolan Minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva, as saying that “the process of legalization of Islam has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice and Human rights… Mosques would therefore be closed until further notice.”

Silva reportedly said the ban was necessary since Islam is “contradictory to the customs of Angola culture.”

As part of the ban, the Angolan government began a demolition program of mosques and other Islamic sites.

The decision is the latest in a series of efforts to ban what Angolan officials refer to as “illegal religious sects.”
The reports of the ban on Islam, however, cannot be independently verified as Angola’s constitution guarantees freedom of religion to all of its citizens.

On Monday, an unnamed official at the Angolan Embassy in Washington D.C. denied that the nation has banned Islam, saying “The Republic of Angola … it’s a country that does not interfere in religion.”

“We have a lot of religions there. It is freedom of religion. We have Catholic, Protestants, Baptists, Muslims and evangelical people,” the official added.

In October, Muslims living in the municipality of Viana Zango in the capital city of Luanda, were shocked to find out the minaret of their mosque dismantled into pieces. The authorities provided no proper explanation regarding the move.

The overwhelming majority of citizens in Angola, a country with a population of 19 million, are Christian. There are 80,000 to 90,000 Muslims in the African country and the number is growing.

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9 thoughts on “Angola Reportedly Bans Islam And Destroys All Mosques”

    1. i remember the late vice president of uganda dr. kiseka said that by 2000 islam will be in history but where is he????????????? islam is not apolitical party that can be swept away bt its adivine religion and Allah vowed to protect it

  1. I Congratulate the His Excellent President of Angola for that move, Muslims are not good people to stay with because they misinterpreted korhan. However, you need to be extra vigilant especially the foreigners coming to your country. Be ready to counter Islamist militant who are believed to be the proBin raden.

  2. TO ALL OPEN HEART HUMAN ISLAM IS NOT A PROBLEM BUT THE BEST YOU CAN GET IS ISLAM SO THE PEOPLE OF LOTH IGNOR AND DENIES GOD’S WILL LIKE WISE THE GENERATION OF NOAH HISTORY TOLD US WHAT HAPPEN TO THEM MUSLIM BROTHERES AND SISTER PRAY FOR THERE LEADERS AND THE SUPPORTING CITIZEN TO REALISE AND TURN AROUND LIKE THE PEOPLE OF JONAH SO THAT GOD WILL FORGIVE THEM

  3. Great move!

    All countries need to follow suit if we want to root-out or disorganize
    terrorists by destroying their #1 uniting factor.

  4. Allah will decide their Fate. And this “Legalizing Religion” is just a Fake act towards trying to Diminish Islam, even though they Won’t succeed as Islam is Second Largest Religion in the World after Christianity, now standing at 23.2% and increasing. Practicing a Religion and believing in something doesn’t need any kind of Legal papers to be signed and no need to Ban it until and unless it’s against Human Rights!

  5. Muslims are peace loving people.Islam is a religion of peace.Even the greeting ASSALAM ALIKUM -PEACE TO YOU is a type of greeting never found in any of the other religions in the world.

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