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