According to several newspapers, the African country of Angola has become the first country in the world to ban Islam and Muslims.
President Jose Eduardo dos Santos of Angola
Angola has ordered the shutdown of all mosques and declared Islam illegal. According to the African press, Angola is determined to eradicate Islam from its territory.
Thus the Luanda municipality was radically breaking the only mosque in the city. Just days later, the Mosque of Viana was reduced to dust.
The governor of the city said that the government was not ready to legalize the construction of mosques. Similarly, earlier this week, the Minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz de Silva said: “With regard to Islam, the legalization process has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice and Human Man, their mosques will be closed until further notice. ”
Now the main task of the Angolan government is to destroy all the mosques located in the country because their status is considered illegal. This illegal” status is further enhanced by the fact that the Muslim religion is considered contrary to the customs and the habits of the country.
A report has been issued stating the following:
“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 are to be 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. 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.
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