OIC Watch

  • Clinton State Dept Faces Renewed Criticism on Islamic Blasphemy

    July 11, 2016

    The US presidential election campaign has revived concerns about how the State Department under Hillary Clinton failed to reject unqualifiedly the 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's efforts to use the UN Human Rights Council to advance a global Islamic blasphemy law to criminalize criticism of Islam.

  • OIC Denounces UN Gender, Sexual Orientation Resolution

    July 06, 2016

    The 57 member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation condemned the newly passed UN Human Rights Council resolution on “protection against discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity” as an effort to impose alien socio-cultural and religious frameworks on OIC countries.

  • Sharia Law and OIC Presence Expand in West Africa

    June 15, 2016

    The government of the Gambia's prohibition of music during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and the upcoming Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit there will likely reinforce the influence of sharia law in the country.

  • OIC Condemns Israel Appointment to UN Legal Committee

    June 15, 2016

    The 57-member-state Islamic bloc group the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has condemned the appointment of Israel to head the UN Legal Committee and denounced Israel as a "regime that violates international law."

  • Global Islamic Summit to Meet in Indonesia on Palestine

    March 09, 2016

    Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority state, is hosting an extraordinary summit of the 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") on the issue of the "continuing expansion of illegal Israeli settlements, the status of Jerusalem," with the global Islamic bloc expected to issue a declaration calling for international action on behalf of Palestinians.

  • OIC Expands Reach into Caribbean via Islamic Development Bank

    February 23, 2016

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), the global, intergovernmental group that claims to represent the interests of the worldwide Muslim community, is expanding its reach in the Caribbean Community ("CARICOM") region with an aggressive growth strategy for sharia financial services and investment via the OIC's Islamic Development Bank.

  • OIC Warns UN Against Islamophobia in Resolution to Counter Violent Extremism

    February 17, 2016

    Representatives from the 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), the largest voting bloc in the UN, warned the UN General Assembly that the Secretary General's plan to combat violent extremism should avoid any identification of extremist terrorism with any "country, race, religion, culture or nationality," and cautioned that international efforts to counter violent extremism were generating an "escalation of Islamophobia."

  • US Resolution Stokes Concerns over Free Expression

    February 17, 2016

    Denis MacEoin of the Gatestone Institute expresses concern that a resolution proposed in the US House of Representatives condemning hate speech against Muslims is a "Trojan horse" that may lead to restrictions on "blasphemy" long advocated by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC").

  • OIC and Pakistan Host UN Conference on Interfaith Cooperation to Combat Islamophobia

    February 11, 2016

    The Ambassadors of Pakistan and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") to the UN co-sponsored a conference on "Countering Xenophobia Through Interfaith Cooperation," an event whose main focus was "combating Islamophobia" as part of the OIC's initiatives for utilizing international platforms to promote the interests of Muslims as a unified global community.

  • Indonesia Will Host OIC Summit on Palestine-Israel Issues

    February 05, 2016

    In an effort to show global Islamic solidarity, the world's largest Muslim-majority county, Indonesia, will host the global Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") in a forthcoming extraordinary session to discuss Palestine's independence and Muslims' access to the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

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