OIC Watch

  • Saudis Pushing Their OIC Role as Arbiters of Global Islam

    July 11, 2014

    At a preparatory meeting for the June Council of Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) in Saudi Arabia, Kingdom officials laid out an agenda for raising the country's leadership role in the 57-member-state organization and as arbiter of the global Islamic community and its interests.

  • OIC Pushing Peacemaker Role in Philippines

    July 10, 2014

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) continues to promote its peacemaking role and legitimacy to represent the various Muslim separatists groups now involved in a peace deal with the government of the Philippines, with an upcoming consultation with separatist leaders in Jeddah prior to an OIC monitoring mission to Mindanao.

  • Pakistan Pledges Support to OIC to Protect Global Muslim Community

    July 10, 2014

    Pledging Pakistan's support to a group of visiting dignitaries representing the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”), Pakistan's President called on the OIC to step up its efforts to protect the interests of the "Muslim community worldwide," including promotion of global Islamic solidarity and protection of the rights of Muslim minorities in non-OIC countries.

  • Civil Society Groups Claim Nigeria's OIC Membership Catalyzed Communal Violence

    July 10, 2014

    A report from civil society groups presented at Nigeria's National Conference claimed that the sharp deterioration in Christian-Muslim communal relations in Nigeria could be traced to the politicization of religion that accompanied the country's membership in the global, 57-member-state Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”).

  • Saudi-Iran Rapprochement Expected at Upcoming OIC Council of Ministers Meeting

    July 10, 2014

    The June 18-19 meeting in Jeddah of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") is expected to produce a continuing bilateral rapprochement between traditional Sunni-Shiite rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, with an official exchange of visits by the two countries' foreign ministers taking place prior to the global Islamic gathering.

  • Former Islamist Chief Nominated for Presidency by Turkey's Secularist and Fascist Parties

    June 19, 2014

    Turkey's two main opposition parties, the secularist Republican People's Party ("CHP") and the fascist Nationalist Movement Part ("MHP"), have named Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the former head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), as their candidate in Turkey's upcoming presidential elections.

  • OIC Chief Calls for New Middle East Paradigm to Resolve Sectarian Violence

    June 19, 2014

    In his first official media interview since assuming the helm of the global, 57-member-state Organization of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), Secretary General Eyad Madani called for the creation of a "new paradigm" for resolving sectarian violence that currently divides Sunni and Shiite Muslims in the Middle East and for realizing the OIC goals of promoting the interests of a united Muslim community ("umma") worldwide.

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