Buddhists in Northeastern Thailand Reject Mosque Registration

 Buddhists in Northeastern Thailand Reject Mosque Registration

Muslim clerics inside a mosque. Photo: Mostafa Meraji.

A community in northeastern Thailand has voted down a Muslim cleric’s request to register a house of worship a mosque. The place of worship has been operating from a house in the area for decades.

Villagers in the community gave a 528 to 6 crushing vote against the mosque’s registration.

The vote was also amplified by Buddhist activists who arrived in Khon Kaen province and expressed anti-Muslim views and tied that day’s referendum in Pra Lub.

Full story: chiangraitimes.com

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