Ambassador Joins President Yudhoyono and Majelis Rasulullah at Commemoration of Muhammad’s Birthday

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On January 24, Indonesian Muslims celebrated the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.  U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel had the privilege of attending a birthday commemoration at the National Monument (Monas) that was hosted by religious leader Majelis Rasulullah.  Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and other high-level government and religious leaders also attended.  Majelis Rasulullah is well known for having a large following in Jakarta, and it is estimated thousands were at the event.