U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spent part of his Sunday in his stocking feet at an Indonesian mosque, at one point beating a huge drum used to call Muslims to prayer.
Kerry’s visit to the modern Istiqlal Mosque in central Jakarta, said to be the largest mosque in Southeast Asia with a capacity of 130,000, was designed to demonstrate his respect for Islam as he visited the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.
Kerry spent about 20 minutes touring the mosque, chatting briefly with women studying Islamic law and admiring the blue ceiling of its dome.
Having removed his shoes in keeping with Islamic custom, Kerry at one point was shown a gigantic, skin-covered drum which rests sideways on the mosque’s floor and stood several feet taller than his head.
After witnessing a demonstration by the Grand Imam, identified by the State Department as K.H. Ali Mustafa Yaqub, Kerry then used a club to beat the drum, which is used to call Muslims to prayer.
“It has been a special honor to visit this remarkable place of worship,” Kerry said in a handwritten note to memorialize his visit. “We are all bound to one God and the Abrahamic faiths tie us…together in love for our fellow man and honor for the same God.”
(Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Matt Driskill)
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“Kerry said in a handwritten note to memorialize his visit. “We are all bound to one God and the Abrahamic faiths tie us”
LOL, Kerry said in a hand-written note? I’m surpised he didn’t adorn himself in Muslim garb to show his deep respect for the Islamic faith. Really, why wear the garb of another religion if it is not your religion? At least the story got the Abrahamic derivative correct. Few people even understand that these three book religions all purport Abraham as one of their own. Judeo-Christian…. or is it Judeo-Christian-Islamic? Ironically, Christianity and Islam share the narrative of Jesus, while Judaism does not. So why do the Christians side with the Jews (rhetorical question)?
Anyway, be it known that the Muslims are just as involved in the New World Order as the Judeo-Christians, and have been partners off and on (on until they are no longer needed) for a very long time. Tools of the money creators.
Besides, Indonesia has been an indirect crown colony since the 1800’s. The USA was used to commit genocide there and to force the natives to tribute. The USA is the military of the Crown (and friends), hence obelisk DC.