Angola Denies Reports About Islam Ban

On Islam, November 25, 2013

In what can be described as a first official reaction to reports about Islam ban in Angola, officials at the Southwest African nation’s Washington embassy have denied the reports as erroneous, asserting their country’s respect for all faiths.

“The Republic of Angola . . . it’s a country that does not interfere in religion,” an official at the Angolan Embassy in Washington, DC, who did not want to be identified discussing the sensitive matter, told International Business Times via telephone on Monday, November 25.

“We have a lot of religions there. It is freedom of religion. We have Catholic, Protestants, Baptists, Muslims and evangelical people.”

Several African and Angolan newspapers and news agencies have reported Sunday that Angola has banned Islam in its country, in an unprecedented step taken by a country against one of the Abrahamic faiths.

Quoting the nation’s Minister of Culture, the reports said that the Angolan authorities moved to destroy mosques in the country, including a mosque in the urban municipality of Viana, Luanda which was destroyed last October 17.


Though failing to confirm the authenticity of the report, a second official at the Angolan Embassy in the US reiterated that the diplomatic seat has not been made aware of any ban on Islam in the country.

“At the moment we don’t have any information about that,” the official told IBTimes via phone on Monday.

“We’re reading about it just like you on the Internet. We don’t have any notice that what you’re reading on the Internet is true.”

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



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  • dd121

    Wow! That was a close call. If true, Obama would have sent our kids to fight the Christians.

    • NoMosqueHere

      That happened in Bosnia. Clinton sent the US military to fight the Serbian Christians on behalf of the Bosnian Muslims. A disgraceful episode in American history.

      • Sick of it

        In the 90s, I honestly thought we were fighting against the KLA. Nope, they were our buddies.

  • Spartacus

    Monkey don’t see, monkey don’t do…

  • Puggg

    Of course they would deny it, even if they did it, and the evidence seems to point to the fact they did.

    If they admitted it, in would come the international “liberators.”

  • Chip Carver

    DC doesn’t want to give Whites any ideas. “If a bunch of Africans can do it….”

  • bigone4u

    Meanwhile the dictator of Angola, Bzhadwi Mulgxbeletetoo, is partying with several dozen white prostitutes in Bali, using aid money sent by the West to feed the starving multitudes of his country. OK, I made that up, but how far off the mark do you think I am?

    • Puggg

      Oh come on. You know that the dictator of Angola’s name is Shitavious X.

      • bigone4u

        I’m quite certain you’re wrong Pugg. Shitavious X is the muslim/mulatoo who runs the neighborhood Quickie Mart. I probably just spelled the Angolan dictator’s name wrong. My, but this diversity leaves my brain all tired out.

        • Puggg

          The guy who runs the neighborhood quik mart is Themarajavendahisnu. His cousin Mark back in Bangalore answers your call when you have to call about a billing dispute on your credit card.

  • Chris Granzow XI

    Just when I thought we were beginning to see some logic come out of that continent……

  • Greg Thomas

    It seems as if Angola is good for something after all. I think I will send them a thank you note along with a $20.00.