OIC Watch

  • OIC Meeting Pushes for Increased Bloc Trade and Commerce

    November 30, 2015

    The Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation ("COMCEC") of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") completed its conference in Turkey with a detailed agenda for increasing trade and commercial ties, especially regarding infrastructure projects and development funding in Africa and Asia, within the 57-member-state bloc that represents world's 1.6 billion Muslims.

  • OIC Calls out Europe for Islamophobia

    November 30, 2015

    In the wake of the Islamic State ("IS") attacks in Paris, the 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), which claims to represent the interests of Muslims worldwide, has called out the European Union for rising levels of "hate speech and Islamophobia" and for "failing to observe the teachings of the Koran."

  • OIC Omits Perpetrators as It Condemns Mali Attack

    November 25, 2015

    The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") used boilerplate language in his condemnation of the recent terror-and-hostage episode in Mali, omitting any reference to the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamists who perpetrated the attack.

  • OIC Member-States Are Key Exporters of Global Islamist Violence

    November 25, 2015

    The 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") is implicated in the export of global Islamist violence, given that 27 OIC member-states are identified as key suppliers of foreign fighters for the Islamic State ("IS"), based on findings in the 2015 Global Terrorism Index, a comprehensive database of terror activities collated by global think tank Institute for Economics and Peace and collected by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland.

  • OIC Lauds EU for Labeling on Israeli Settlement Products

    November 18, 2015

    The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), the 57-member-state group whose charter defines its mission as the protection of the global Muslim community, lauded the European Union ("EU") decision to label import items produced in Israeli settlements as a step toward ending Israel's "apartheid activities."

  • OIC Expands Footprint in the Americas

    November 03, 2015

    Guyana's discussions about membership in the Islamic Development Bank, the main financial institution of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), are part of the country's move toward greater political, cultural, and economic integration with the OIC, and also signal the OIC's expanding footprint in South America.

  • OIC at UN Security Council Accuses Israel of Racism and War Crimes

    October 27, 2015

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") used the open debate session on the Middle East at the UN Security Council to accuse Israel of racism and war crimes because of "state terror" associated with recent measures to limit access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

  • OIC to Launch TV Channel to Unite Global Muslim Community

    October 27, 2015

    The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") announced that the global, inter-governmental entity is preparing to launch a television station that aims to cultivate cultural solidarity and to mobilize joint action by the OIC's 57 member states to defend the common interests of the world Muslim community.

  • OIC's Empty Rhetoric on Climate Change Belies Reality of Member-State Polluters

    October 27, 2015

    The Organisation of the Islamic Conference's ("OIC") much ballyhooed Islamic Climate Declaration this past September belies the reality that the leading power brokers in the 57-member-state group continue to ensure that the countries of the "global umma" reject implementation of policies that can curb climate change and its deleterious effects on food sustainability, economic growth, and peace.

  • OIC Ramps up Global Lobbying on Israeli-Palestinian Disputes in Jerusalem

    October 21, 2015

    The Parliamentary Union of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") resolved that its 57 member states will intensify their engagement with parliamentary interlocutors worldwide on behalf of Palestinians, seeking sanctions and other international action against Israel for "crimes of war and crimes against humanity" in the latest Israeli-Palestinian dispute about access to the al-Aqsa Mosque and Christian sites in Jerusalem.

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