No to mosque construction in Papua's Jayapura

The leading Muslim clerical council in Indonesia, the Ulema Council, has raised concerns at Christian church leaders opposing the construction of mosques that are taller than other buildings in Jayapura in Papua.

Antara reported the Association of Churches has said it was also opposed to the use of loudspeakers for the call to prayer, the construction of mushollas, or praying rooms, and mosques at public facilities.

It is also against female students at state schools wearing religious attire.

The Ulema Council said the Association's statement goes beyond the spirit of brotherhood, tolerance, togetherness, and kinship.