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Photos of mosques with peaceful message go viral

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, March 21, 2017 | 10:26 am
Photos of mosques with peaceful message go viral Show of respect: Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama (center) monitors the construction of the Jakarta Grand Mosque on Jl. Daan Mogot on March 6. (Antara/Muhammad Adimaja)

Pictures of a banner conveying a peaceful message at the Al-Iman mosque in Ciracas, East Jakarta, have gone viral in social media amid ongoing controversy over provocative banners displayed at other mosques across the city.

The banner that reads, “We are ready to take care of the body of every deceased Muslim without exception,” continues to gain support from netizens.

Photos of the banner were uploaded to a Facebook account under the name of Meme Comic Indonesia. As of Monday, the photos have received support from more than 30,000 netizens, who clicked the “like” button under the photos, wartakota.tribunnews.com reported on Monday.

Separately, a Twitter user with the handle @haiprada uploaded a photo of a whiteboard with a similar message at the Darul Husna mosque in Cijantung, East Jakarta. It states, “The congregation of this mosque is ready to perform the last rite for every deceased Muslim.”

Many netizens responded positively to the post. User @ApManan, for example, said, “It is so peaceful to read the message. I hope many more mosques in the city spread such peaceful messages.” (vny/ebf)

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