Volume 3 1989
250 Muslims have formed the “Islamic Movement of Namibia”. They also elected Imam Es al-Seppe as their leader. He said, emphasis would be given to the “proclamation and spreading of the teachings of Islam among the non-Muslim population”. Until 40 years ago, when the first Muslims came to Namibia, Islam was virtually unknown there. It received a boost when a number of Namibian students converted to Islam in a youth camp in Lesotho in 1979. The Islamic World Congress has called on all Muslim organizations to support the Islamic mission in Namibia.