How Is Angola Like Saudi Arabia?

Angola is reportedly taking legal steps to generally close mosques, according to and the Angola Press Agency; stories in Xibaaru (Senegal) and Algerie Patriotique seems consistent with that, though I’m relying there on Google Translate. From

“The process of legalization of Islam has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, their mosques would be closed until further notice,” Rosa Cruz e Silva, the Angolan Minister of Culture, was quoted by Agence Ecofin on Friday, November 22….

“This is the final end of Islamic influence in our country,” President José Eduardo dos Santos was quoted by Osun Defender newspaper on Sunday, November 24.

If any readers have more details confirming or denying this, or confirming whether the French language sources are consistent with the others and whether they are credible, please let me know. Thanks to Prof. Howard Friedman (Religion Clause) for the pointer.

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