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.
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