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Angola reportedly bans Islam, destroys mosques

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Angola has reportedly banned the religion of Islam and begun destroying mosques, becoming the first country in the world to do so.

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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  • joze

    wow congrats, the first country to fight against the most barbaric religion in the world. Who would of thought Angola will be an example to follow of all countries in the world.

    • Rationale

      What have Islam done to you to say that???? Of course you are ignorant enough not to distinguish between islam and terrorism or even extremism….. educate yourself …

    • Dale

      Right on. Every day a new Revelation of hate and destruction. We are well educated enough from the daily events. Long bloody history. Religion of intolerance.

    • KurtofLA

      Sorry, but America already has a Muslim in the White House so it is too late for us. Angola better be careful. Obama and gangster in the CIA will find a reason to invade Angola

  • Damien

    I used to defend Islam, saying it’s deluted by uneducated fckers. I no longer think that way, all religions, but primarily Islam is devisive and destructive for society. Anyone can pray to any god they want, no need to build mosques, churches, synagogs. Religion should be practiced within, no need for doing it in groups.

  • Alan Raad

    THEY, at least know what they want…they have the courage and use it to protect their country..!!! somebody had to start it somewhere…

  • Dale 11

    http://youtu.be/hpPVe5Y7yBo The real religion at work.

  • Zharkov

    “the process of legalization of Islam has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice…”

    In America, the 9th and 10th Amendments set forth the ideal that all things are permitted unless expressly prohibited by law. This philosophy is why America called itself “a free country”.

    In Angola, the opposite is apparent – nothing is permitted unless expressly authorized by law. This idea is one of a tyranny.

    The closer we get to requiring government approval for things that, concerning government, are really none of their business, the more like a tyranny we become.

    Islam has been characterized by the Western news media and editorials as an evil religion, and perhaps in the application of Islam by evil men, it can be just that – evil. No other religion claims the right to chop heads of unbelievers, but the big question is whether any government can ban a natural right of the people to believe in a religion.

    The US Declaration of Independence was used by colonists to assassinate British soldiers, and of course, the British banned the natural right of assembly which the colonists had. We all know how well that worked out for the British.

    • Aln

      Islam has shown itself to be unsustainable. The world does not have infinite resources, and a growing number of people not just in the west are fed up pandering to the needs of savage, selfish ideologies that think they have a God-given right to over-populate, over-consume in the name of their moon God or whatever. Look on a map: almost everywhere in the world Islam goes, there’s trouble.. so the world is wrong and Islam is right? Look at parts of the world in which sporadic, unrestrained Islamic birth rates – largely on account of immigration – have taken root. This belief system isn’t sustainable and part of the solution is to address the open borders policies of EU states as well as the United States, the latter of which has a border system that is a complete farce. Do not expect people to keep carrying this load. Do not expect them to keep footing the bill, not just economically but culturally. The overwhelming evidence points to Islam doing more to damage social cohesion and the environment than it does to protect them – it’s not longer acceptable to dismiss the logistics of this issue as racism. Islam has issues and non-Islamic countries should have NO obligation to accept the fallout. If Islam is so great after all, and if we’re so bad? why come here? That’s right: because the grass is greener. Because you can take, take, take that which someone else has created and when that’s depleted/destroyed, move onto the next country. If this were a white, European ideology it would be classed as bulkanisation.. even genocide. Stop keep pussy-footing around the fact Islam is the driving force behind much of its own problems in this world. Their book has all the answers and none of the solutions.

  • oo

    All one has to do is read the koran or the king james 1611 and you will see the hate and evil hidden softly with in words of the muslums,the jew and the christians. It sadens me that the human race lets this type of evil exsist on this planit.all religon should be banned for humanitys sake….just look at the war threw out history thats been fought over religon especily the catolics,and the jews.the muslums have many sins also butnot like the christians or jews.destroy all religon to save the earth would be the best thing we could do for humanity.

  • Zharkov

    The one thing missing from most religions is the concept that religion is something that each person will decide for themselves.

    If Allah had wanted no unbelievers, Allah would not have created so many of them.

    There certainly is no reason to go to war over differences in religion, because those differences will always exist even among true believers.

  • Jean-Francois Morf

    Anti-Christ followers have decides to destroy all Christ churches, but it is time that Christ followers decide to destroy all Anti-Christ mosques…
    Christ: if you kill peoples, you will go to hell
    Anti-Christ: kill christians, and you will become 30 virgins in heaven
    Christ: do not to other peoples what you would not like they do to you
    Anti-Christ: marry 4 wives so 3 muslim brother will never find any wife
    Christ: loyalty, monogamy, no incest, no pedophilia, or you go to hell
    Anti-Christ: repudiate old wives and marry new Aisha girls, 6 years old

  • Hoff

    Stunning news! We should do the same here in the UK.

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