Angola Officially Bans Islam, Closes Mosques


Taroudant – Angola has reportedly banned Islam, Muslims and has closed the mosques in the country.

After its decision to ban the practice of Islamic religion and the shutting down of its places of worship in the whole country, Angola became the first country in the world to officially ban Islam.

“This is the final end of Islamic influence in our country,” Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos said on Sunday.

Angolan Minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva, announced earlier the ban, saying that “the process of legalization of Islam has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice and Human rights, their mosques would be closed until further notice.”

She also said that the ban must take place because Islam was “contradictory to the customs of Angola culture and it is a sect”.

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