Muslim Leader Says Angolan Authorities Destroying Mosques

Muslim leaders in Angola say the government has shut down or destroyed dozens of mosques over the past few months, with little or no explanation.

An Angolan newspaper quotes David Alberto Já, president of the Islamic Community of Angola, as saying a total of 60 mosques have been shut down, mostly outside the capital, Luanda.

In an interview Tuesday with VOA , the community group’s vice president, David Fungula, described the closures as “religious persecution,” and…