Muslim extremists are becoming a serious problem in Angola. But the Angolan government is reluctant to take action because of rising Islamic--and Islamist--influence in the African nation.
In an especially horrific recent incident, a Muslim mob attacked the Christian community in the town of Andulo.
The school-age daughter of a deacon at one of the churches was decapitated.
Forty believers were assaulted or tortured, and one of them needed 20 stitches in his head.
The mob burned three church buildings. They also went to believers’ houses to intimidate them and damaged or destroyed items of property. Stones were thrown at the headquarters of a local Christian project, causing some damage.
An Angolan Christian leader said that the local police were unable to stop the attack and fled the scene.