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A Message of tolerance to pesantren

Kamis 12 Apr 2012 23:02 WIB

Rep: Roshma Widiyani/Satya Festiani/ Red: Yeyen Rostiyani

US Ambassador, Scot Marciel (second right, standing), takes train in a visit to satelite city of Bekasi, on Wednesday.

US Ambassador, Scot Marciel (second right, standing), takes train in a visit to satelite city of Bekasi, on Wednesday.

Foto: Antara/Zabur Karuru

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BEKASI – US Ambassador to Indonesia, Scot Marciel, appreciated the education system of pesantren (Islamic boarding school –Ed) in Indonesia. The system put forward the tolerance and appreciation, Marciel said in his visit to some of the best school in Bekasi on Thursday.

Education was important, but the most important thing was studying aspects in life, such as tolerance and appreciation, he added. He said that he loved to have a discussion with the students.

He expects the system can be applied in multicultural countries, such as Indonesia and US. “We have million believers in US. Tolerance is the most important thing, especially for those who want to continue studying,” he said.

The Head of Pesantren Annur, Ahmad Ustuchri, welcomed Marciel’s visit. “We want to show that Islam is a good religion. And pesantren is not terrorist haven,” he said. 

 

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