Monday, November 25, 2013
Angola reportedly bans Islam. How can they do that though?
so how can Angola do this? If reports are to be believed then the
Southern African country has become the first country in the world to
ban the Islamic religion. According to multiple reports coming from
Angola, Mosques in the country have been closed down and some even
The Guardianreports that on November 22, the Angolan Minister of
Culture Rosa Cruz e Silva said that "the process of legalization of
Islam has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice and Human
Rights and so their mosques would be closed until further notice."
Does a religion need to be legalized? The minister also said that the
closing of mosques was done in a move to stop so-called 'illegal
religious sects.' Under new laws in Angola, many religious sects have
suddenly become criminal.
Yesterday November 24, Angola President José Eduardo dos Santos said
that the country is working toward putting an end to Islamic influence
in Angola once and for all while the Governor of Luanda, Bento Bento,
said that "radical" Muslims are not welcome in the country and that
the Angolan government will not be legalizing mosques or other places
of worship for Muslims.