Posted by: becketfund | November 28, 2007

Angola: Muslims, Minorities Threatened

Reuters reports that Asma Jahangir, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Freedom or Religion or Belief, has expressed concern for religious minorities in Angola, saying that among them, Muslims are stigmatized by the government and still lack official recognition. Muslims are also maligned by Angola’s media, which depicts them as having links to terrorism, counterfeiting and money laundering, while other minorities suffer from Angola’s religious laws, which occasionally incorporate outdated decrees from the country’s colonial period.

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