As the popular media demand, the authorities in Angola are taking pre-emptive actions and they are deciding to ban the Muslims and their religion, which by the way they are considering a cult, not a religion. They want to prevent the things that Muslims are doing to non Muslims and they definitely don’t want that to happen in Angola.
In 2013, in October, the Luanda Muslims that are living in the municipality of Viana Zango were surprised and devastated to see that the minaret of their mosque is barely standing, there were pieces of the mosque everywhere. And it was destroyed without permission.
Thursday morning, October the 3rd, authorities of Angola decided to shut down the mosque Zango, in a location 17 kilometers from Viana. It was announced by the governor of Luanda Bento on the radio that Muslims are not welcomed in Angola, and Angola is not ready for legalizing the mosques in their country.
Tuesday, November the 19th, Rosa Cruz e Silva, Angolan 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 made it clear that all the mosques will be closed. And the only two left mosques have already received a warning, that was signed by the Mayor of the Municipality.
The provincial governor Bento Bento, said the following on the radio: “radical Muslims are not welcome in Angola and the Angolan government is not ready for the legalization of mosques.”
Rosa Cruz e Silva said that the law about the freedom of religion will be reviewed given the current national context. And that the government will fight relentlessly against cults like the Islam.