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Islamic Jihad calls for boycott of Angola amid claims of Islam ban

Nov. 27, 2013 9:58 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 28, 2013 7:28 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Islamic Jihad movement in Palestine on Wednesday called for an economic and political boycott of Angola amid reports that the country had banned Islam and started destroying mosques.

During a protest against Angola's alleged decision, Islamic Jihad leader Omar Fawra urged governments to sever all ties with Angola.

"This is a war on Islam and humanity," Fawra said. "We raise our voice high against this decision."

Following a worldwide media stir claiming that the Angolan government had destroyed mosques and banned the religion of Islam, Angola denied the reports Wednesday.

The country's ministry of culture said that any closures of mosques were due to lack of necessary land titles and building permits, Al Jazeera reported.

Oil-rich Angola has attracted thousands of immigrants, many of whom are Muslim, in the last decade.
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