Angola: Islam Outlawed, Mosques To Be Destroyed

UPDATE: May be a hoax, thanks to Janus for pointing this out.

http://www.ibtimes.com/angola-denies-it-banned-islam-destroyed-mosques-1484898

Via Sharia Unveiled

Apparently, Angola has outlawed Islam and will destroy all mosques. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a trend. I can’t wait to see the Obama administration’s response.

“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.

The minister called Islam a “sect” which would be banned as counter to Angolan customs and culture.

Following the ban, there were unconfirmed reports that mosques across the vast southern African nation were being destroyed.

“This is the final end of Islamic influence in our country,” President Jose Edurado dos Santos told the Osun Defence daily.

Muslims account for less than 1% of the population of 19 million, while more than half of this former Portuguese colony subscribe to Christianity.

Clashes between the two communities are frequently reported in the local media. Muslims, many of whom migrated from west Africa and Lebanon, often face hostility from lawmakers in Angola.

Along with Islam, 194 other “sects” have been outlawed.

“Besides these, there is a long list of more than 1,000 applications to be authorised,” said Silva.

Angola Mosque

Angola Mosque

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4 thoughts on “Angola: Islam Outlawed, Mosques To Be Destroyed

  1. Either these reports are a hoax, or Angola’s leaders are backpedalling on this:
    http://www.ibtimes.com/angola-denies-it-banned-islam-destroyed-mosques-1484898

    Angolan leaders would be wise to keep Islam from gaining ground in their country; Muslims tend to bring conflict wherever they exist in large numbers. But the Angolans would be fools to provoke the international order by enacting a de jure ban on Islam; the leadership would find themselves removed from power one way or another.

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