Angola realizes the threat which Islam possesses, so ‘bans’ Islam & Muslims

Islam becomes the first religion to be banned by any country, and Angola becomes the first country to do so. Know why Islam is banned in Angola:

download (24)[India Today] According to several newspapers, the tiny African country of Angola has become the first country in the world to ban Islam and Muslims.

The Angolan Minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva was quoted by news agencies and Angola newspapers as saying, “The process of legalisation of Islam has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice and Human rights, their mosques would be closed until further notice.”

As part of the ban, the Angolan government ordered the demolition of the mosques in the country.

According to Silva, the decision was the latest in a series of efforts to ban “illegal” religious sects in the country. Silva’s statement was made during her appearance last week at the 6th Commission of the National Assembly.

According to the minister, the move was necessitated in order to fight the emergence of congregations whose worshipping is contradictory to the customs of Angola culture.

Not just Islam, many other faiths which have not been legalised will face closure of their houses of worship.

Silva further said, “All sects on the list published by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights in the Angolan newspaper ‘Jornal de Angola’ are prohibited to conduct worship, so they should keep their doors closed,” she was quoted by Cameroon Voice?.

“In addition, we also have a long list of more than a thousand legalization applications,” she added.

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

Lastly, I would sincerely pray for all the Angolan people to be safe and healthy if they are in any Islamic country of world, because you know, how would they react after knowing their Most Pieceful religion is banned.

4 thoughts on “Angola realizes the threat which Islam possesses, so ‘bans’ Islam & Muslims

  1. Plum, thanks for being the first to refute this false rumor; I was thinking I would jump in before anyone else. Well, I want to share my sorrow with you that our dear friend Raj changed the style of his Website and caused an unexpected break in our conversation.

    Those who are rejoicing over this false report should know that one day will come when Islam will be banned throughout the world and Muslims will be beheaded wherever they would be found. But that day would come not because of any error in the teachings of Islam but because of wrongdoing of its adherents who commit crimes in the name of Islam.

    Why the Angolans hate Islam? Let’s listen to what US Government thinks.

    ‘Public attitudes toward Islam were generally negative. Cultural differences between Angolan and Muslim West African immigrants were cited as a basis for negative views toward Islam as was the perceived link between Islam and illegal immigration.’

    Even Angolan Government denied that it’d banned Islam.

    ”There is no war in Angola against Islam or any other religion’, said Manuel Fernando, director of the National Institute for Religious Affairs, part of the ministry of culture.

    ‘There is no official position that targets the destruction or closure of places of worship whichever they are’, Fernando told AFP.’

    For further reports and testimonies that ban on Islam in Angola is actually a misunderstanding, please visit:

    There are also reports based on individual opinions of some officials. These reports prove that Islam is hated (and desired to be banned) by some Angolans (say the majority) because of cultural differences.

    Minister of culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva, said that mosques in the largely Christian country would be closed until further notice.

    She described Islam as a ‘sect’ that would be banned as counter to Angolan customs and culture.’

    On Monday, the Angolan Embassy in Washington issued a statement refuting the claims. ‘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 Catholics, Protestants, Baptists, Muslims and Evangelicals’, read the statement.

    Some reports also claim that Islam’s not yet officially recognized as a religion.

  2. Raj, read this : by By Connor Adams Sheets on November 25 2013 2:08 PM

    Angola Denies It Banned Islam, Destroyed Mosques! (International Business Times)

    Angola became a hot topic in the international media over the weekend, as news outlets around the world wrote about reports that the South-West African nation had banned Islam and had begun to dismantle mosques.

    But an official at the Angolan Embassy in Washington, D.C., who did not want to be identified while discussing the sensitive matter, said that there is no such ban, and that the reports are erroneous.

    “The Republic of Angola … it’s a country that does not interfere in religion,” the official said via telephone Monday afternoon. “We have a lot of religions there. It is freedom of religion. We have Catholic, Protestants, Baptists, Muslims and evangelical people.”

    A close examination of some of the initial reports about the supposed ban and dismantling of mosques reveals some suspect findings. One such discrepancy is that a Google Images search shows that a photograph published by numerous news outlets this month that purportedly depicts the minaret of an Angolan mosque being dismantled in October 2012 had been used at least as early Jan. 23, 2008, when the Housing & Land Rights Network posted it to illustrate an article about the destruction of Bedouin homes in Israel.

    “The president has been out of the country for a week,” the first Angolan Embassy official mentioned above said, contending that as such he could not have made the remarks as they were reported.

    “I cannot confirm if the Minister of Culture said that. I cannot find that in our press,” the official said.

    Weekly French-language Moroccan newspaper La Nouvelle Tribune published an article on Friday citing the Fake report!

    Angola is a majority-Christian nation of about 16 million people, of whom an estimated 55 percent are Catholic, 25 percent belong to African Christian denominations, 10 percent follow major Protestant traditions and 5 percent belong to Brazilian Evangelical churches. Only 80,000 to 90,000 Angolans are Muslim!

    Islam CANNOT be banned in any country in the world as IT is the MOST peaceful Religion. Extremists and radicals exist in every nation on this Planet but they are NOT limited to only Islam. That article is a FARCE!

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