Did Angola Really Ban Islam?
Some news outlets are reporting the Southern African nation outlawed Islam and began destroying mosques, but Newsy finds those claims questionable.November 25, 2013
Has Angola – a Southern African nation – enacted an outright ban on Islam? That’s quite the claim some media outlets are making — but the reports seem flimsy at best.
India Today reports the Angolan Minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva made the announcement at the 6th Commission of the Angolan National Assembly last Friday. It says "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.'"
Several outlets picked up the story and added more quotes from Silva.