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1.  Islam is illegal in Angola
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Published in African Analysis 24th February,2006]
Nowadays, the Angolan government is worried about the expansion of Islam and its consequences in the organization and structures of the Angolan society. On March 31, 2009, Rosa Cruz e Silva, the Angolan Minister of Culture, addressed the deputies of the sixth commission of the National Assembly, who visited the facilities of the National Institute of Religious Studies, and expressed concern about the growth and increase in the number of followers of Islam in Angola.  

 

2. Angola: Report on  Muslim
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International Islamic News Agency(IINA)]
Luanda, Rabi Awwal 7/May 30,2001(IINA) - A report by the Pan-African News Agency (PANA) has disclosed that 2.5 percent of Angola’s population are Muslims, and they account for 2.75 of the country’s 11 total population. Just ten years ago, the Muslim population was not more than a quarter of a million.

   
 

3.  Muslim lack religious right in Angola, UN Expert
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by Robert Evans (Reuters, November 28, 2007)]

Muslims lack key religious rights in Angola and are stigmatized in the media and by government officials because of a perceived link to international terrorism and crime, a U.N. report said on Wednesday.

The report cited Asma Jahangir of Pakistan, a special investigator for the U.N. Human Rights Council, as saying the Muslim community had not been officially recognized and authorities had temporarily closed down some mosques last year.

 

4.Islam in Angola, Wikipedia [By WIKIPEDIA]  Islam in Angola is a minority religion with 80,000-90,000 adherents, composed largely of migrants from West Africa and families of Lebanese origin. The Association of the Development of Islam in Angola is the primary proselytizing organization. Muslim Angolans are represented by the Supreme Council of Angolan Muslims of Luanda.

   
 

5.  The Islamization Process in Angola [ Moshe Terdman Published in africalap.blogpost.com, Saturday, February 13, 2010]
Nowadays, the Angolan government is worried about the expansion of Islam and its consequences in the organization and structures of the Angolan society. On March 31, 2009, Rosa Cruz e Silva, the Angolan Minister of Culture, addressed the deputies of the sixth commission of the National Assembly, who visited the facilities of the National Institute of Religious Studies, and expressed concern about the growth and increase in the number of followers of Islam in Angola. She said that "our worry has to do with the expansion of Islam and the consequences it may cause to the organization and structure of the Angolan society".

 

6. Institute on Religion and Public Policy Report: Religious freedom in the republic  of Angola
Article 8 of the Angolan Constitution provides for religious freedom, affirms that Angola is a secular state, and declares that all religions must be equally protected. While these assertions may prove relatively accurate for many of Angola’s Christian population, the lack of legal recognition for Angola’s minority faith groups, allows religious discrimination to occur. The Islamic population of Angola has proven extremely vulnerable to discrimination by both the state and society.