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After many requests, authorities from Angola have taken early action and have placed a ban on the Muslim religion which in their opinion is not even a religion, but a cult.

Seeing what Muslims are doing in Africa they have decided to take measures so that doesn’t happen in Angola as well. Back in 2013, the Muslim residents of Luanda,  Viana Zango were surprised when the minaret of their mosque was taken down, without anybody asking their permission first.

Namely, the Angolan authorities decided to destroy the mosque Zango in the urban district of Viana, on October 3rd 2013. At the time, the governor of Luanda Bento made an announcement on the radio that Muslims are no longer welcomed in Angola and that mosques won’t be legalized.

Concerning this issue, Rosa Cruz e Silva, the Minister of Culture said, “Regarding Islam, the legalization process has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. Therefore all mosques would be closed until further notice. “

The Angolan government has reportedly made it a top priority to close down all mosques in the country.

Bento Bento, the provincial governor of Luanda, said in a radio statement that “radical Muslims are not welcome in Angola and the Angolan government is not ready for the legalization of mosques.”

The Minister of Culture has clarified that the law on freedom of religion will be reviewed in accordance with the new national context.  She also pointed out that the Government will make even more efforts to fight religious cult such as Islam, which are opposed to their culture.

Angola’s population is  95% comprised of Christians.

The Angolan head of state, took this action, reportedly as a means to protect his nation from the rise of the  Wahhabi ideology that caused chaos in Africa and all around the world.

According to a Tunisian philosopher Mezri Haddad : “Islamism and Islamophobia feed each other. Worse, long-term Islamism as an ideology destroy Islam as religion. “

The International Religious Freedom Report 2008, states that Islam in Angola is a minority religion with 80,000 – 90,000 followers, most of whom are migrants from West Africa. The total population in Angola is 17 million people, out of whom only 2.5 or 3% are Muslims.