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  11/26/2013, Kislev 23, 5774

Angola Denies it Banned Islam

Angolan officials have reacted to reports yesterday that their country had banned the practice of Islam and begun to destroy the country's mosques by strenuously denying the accuracy of the reports.

By Monday, reports were circulating throughout the Middle Eastern press that the African country had become the first state to ban Islam, and even offered a statement said to be from the country's President, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, in which he hailed the move as "the final end of Islamic influence in our country."