Angola Bans The Islamic Religion

    November 26, 2013
    Lindsay McCane
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The African country, Angola, has declared the Islamic religion illegal, becoming the first country to do so. Until further notice, the predominantly Christian community, has ordered that all mosques be shut down. It has been reported that some mosques have already been destroyed with the possibility of more demolition to come.

“The legalisation of Islam has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights [and] their mosques will be closed until further notice,” said minister of culture Rosa Cruz e Silva said on Friday, November 22.

The Muslims account for less than one percent of the country’s total population of 19 million people. “This is the final end of Islamic influence in our country,” President Jose Edurado dos Santos said.

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Islam is not the only religion that has been banned in the country. 194 other sects have been outlawed, and, according to Sliva, more may soon be banned as well. “All sects on the list published by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights in the Angolan newspaper Jornal de Angola are prohibited to conduct worship, so they should keep their doors closed,” Cruz said. “Besides these, there is a long list of more than 1,000 applications to be authorized.”

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  • http://yahoo.com mohammed sanusi omar

    Angolans ban on islam can not affect angolans muslims but calamity and natural dissaster will distroy Angola .Is a ban to the nation .may God open there minds to understand Islam thats a bad news for all muslims around the world equaly I have ban Angola by name any thing made of angola for life time .shame on you Eduardo dos santos. Angolans should be ban travelling to Dubai and all islamic countries and arab .shame a big mistake wait for the wost natural calamity soon .

  • Khalid M

    The first big error done bye president and its cabinet.
    The numbers of Muslims in Angola is very small butbut for Allah is many, And I trust the Muslim will win in Angola Inshallah.

    Now is time for every Muslim in the world to ban angola by name and by any thing made by them.