This is a breaking news carried by some media outlets. Apparently mosques in Angola – a country on the west coast of Africa – would be closed until further notice, the Angolan Minister of Culture was quoted by Agence Ecofin as saying on Friday (Nov 22).
Angola is 95 percent Christian, according to a US State Department religious freedom report.
The story can be read in India Today under the headline ‘Angola “bans” Islam, Muslims, becomes first country to do so‘ (25 Nov 2013).
ABOVE: Rosa Cruz e Silva — Minister of Culture, Angola
BELOW: Angolan mosque dismantled in Viana, Luanda
The dismantling of the mosque is reported in a weekly French-language Moroccan newspaper La Nouvelle Tribune (22 Nov 2013).
International Business Times (24 Nov 2013) reproduced a quote attributed to Angola President José Eduardo dos Santos who said that his country is working toward putting an end to Islamic influence there.
Christians and Muslims seem always to be fighting everywhere in the world.
The sad thing in Malaysia is that certain politicians who play the religion card, just because the Christians here have a quarrel with the Muslims (for example over the ‘Allah’ word), have tried to drag the adherents of other faiths into their fight by inciting hatred.