OIC Watch

  • 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.

  • OIC and EU Condemn Anti-Muslim Violence in Sri Lanka

    July 11, 2014

    Officials from both the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) and the European Union (“EU”) have denounced the recent communal violence by Buddhist militants against Muslim-majority towns in Sri Lanka, where Buddhist-Muslim violence has been rare.

  • OIC Foreign Ministers Meet in Saudi Arabia to Discuss Islamic Strategy

    July 11, 2014

    Foreign Ministers from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) are gearing up to meet in Saudi Arabia against the backdrop of unprecedented, globalized Islamist violence and are planning to discuss strategic issues in conflict zones involving Muslims.

  • Azerbaijan Taking Lead in OIC-UN Interface on Global Islamic Labor Policies

    July 11, 2014

    Azerbaijan will host the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's (“OIC”) labor summit, to review the OIC framework for labor and employment protections and to discuss OIC priorities with the UN International Labor Organization.

  • OIC Brokering Saudi-Iran Rapprochement

    July 11, 2014

    The leadership of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) is moving actively to position the global Islamic organization as a forum for rapprochement between Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia and Shiite leader Iran.

  • 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.

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