OIC Watch

  • OIC Visit to Phnom Penh Signals Interest in Muslim Minority of Cambodia

    July 21, 2014

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") sent its first high-ranking delegation to meet with government officials in Phnom Penh, in order to explore specific economic development, investment, and education opportunities for the small Muslim minority population in Cambodia.

  • OIC Chief Condemns ISIS Attacks on Christians in Iraq

    July 21, 2014

    The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") Iyad Ameen Madani has condemned the targeted attacks and atrocities by The Islamic State of Iraq and Sham ("ISIS") against Iraqi Christians as a contradiction of Islam and of the principles of the OIC.

  • OIC Human Rights Committee Condemns Israeli Action in Gaza

    July 21, 2014

    The Independent Permanent Human Rights Committee of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), the global organization that identifies itself as the voice of all Muslims worldwide, has characterized Israel's action in Gaza as genocidal, has condemned Israel for violating the religious freedom of Palestinians in Gaza, and has endorsed the call by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to investigate breaches of international law associated with the current conflict in Gaza.

  • OIC Denounces Boko Haram Kidnappings as Contravention of Islamic Law

    July 14, 2014

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), a 57-member-state organization representing the global umma (community of Muslims), condemned the kidnapping of over 200 schoolgirls by Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram as a contravention of Islamic teachings.

  • OIC Begins Fact-finding Mission to Central African Republic

    July 14, 2014

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), along with representatives from Islamic aid groups from Britain, Turkey, and Qatar, is beginning a week-long fact-finding mission to the Central African Republic, Cameroon, and Chad, as preparation for a comprehensive humanitarian strategy for this region in Africa.

  • OIC Pushing Palestinian State to Join ICC and to Prosecute Israel

    July 11, 2014

    The Executive Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) has issued a statement encouraging the Palestinian state authorities to join the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) and to appeal to the Court to prosecute Israel and groups within Israel for war crimes and terrorist acts.

  • OIC Leaders to Confer on Israeli-Palestinian Violence

    July 11, 2014

    The Executive Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”), which includes the Foreign Ministers of Egypt, Senegal, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Guinea, and Kuwait, will meet tomorrow in emergency session to discuss an OIC response to the current escalation of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

  • OIC Condemns Boko Haram Attacks Against Nigerian Churches

    July 11, 2014

    The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) Iyad Ameen Madani has condemned the recent killings and destruction of churches in Nigeria by Boko Haram, the extremist group aiming to establish a sharia state in Nigeria.

  • New Study Finds OIC Countries Disproportionately Under-Developed

    July 11, 2014

    A new study by a joint Canadian-Saudi Arabian research group finds that the 57 countries comprising the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) demonstrate significant levels of economic under-development, economic innovation, and institutional accountability against global trends.

  • Iran at OIC Calls out Islamists Attacking Iraq

    July 11, 2014

    Iran used the recent meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) Parliamentary Union as a platform to call for measures against "extremists and takfiris" using violence for Islamic sectarianism, an obvious reference to Sunni radicals operating in Iraq.

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