OIC Watch

  • UAE Hosts OIC Festival on Tolerance, Justice in Islam

    April 23, 2019

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is hosting the second annual Festival of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the 57-member global entity that is committed to upholding sharia principles worldwide, with this year’s event focusing on  promotion of global awareness of the  “teachings of tolerance and justice foundational to Islam.”

  • OIC Denounces US, Israel for Golan Heights Recognition

    April 23, 2019

    The 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) denounced the US decision to recognize Israel's claims of sovereignty over Syria's Golan Heights, condemning the move as a violation of international law and UN resolutions.

  • OIC Schedules Emergency Meeting on Christchurch Response

    April 22, 2019

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has scheduled an emergency meeting of the foreign ministers from all 57 member-states that make up the global entity to consider responses to the New Zealand mosque attacks as a form of Islamophobia.

  • Pakistan Raises Profile in OIC

    March 14, 2019

    The Islamic Republic of Pakistan burnished its credentials as a leader of global Islamic activities with the country’s recent election to the deputy chairmanship of the Parliamentary Union of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (PUIC).

  • OIC Conference Cites Islamic Values as Antidote to Terrorism

    February 11, 2019

    Presenters at a forum affiliated with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Turkey urged the promotion of “traditional Islamic values of peace and solidarity” as the antidote to interstate divisions and suggested the Islamic theocratic model of the Ottoman Empire as a model for trust-building mechanisms between Muslims and non-Muslims.

  • OIC Expands Global Islamic Heritage Agenda

    February 06, 2019

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is expanding its programs for the promotion of global Islamic heritage with the launch of the first Annual Islamic Culture Festival, hosted by Egypt, to emphasize what the OIC leadership defines as Islamic “values of tolerance, renunciation of violence, extremism and terrorism.”

  • OIC, Turkey Cooperate on Global Islamist Program

    January 21, 2019

    The central role of Turkey and Qatar in promoting the global agenda of the 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was evident in a recent meeting in Ankara of the Chairman of the Qatar-based OIC Humanitarian Fund and Turkey’s top Muslim cleric and head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet).

  • OIC Engages with Technology to Grow Impact of Sharia Finance

    January 03, 2019

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Islamic Development Bank and Islamist regimes from the Arabian Gulf to North Africa are engaging actively to apply blockchain technology and to use bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to accelerate the global growth of sharia-compliant financial instruments.

  • OIC Conference in Pakistan Targets Youth Activism

    January 03, 2019

    The focus of the 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on national programs of youth mobilization and political activism on behalf of the Islamic ummah/community was on display in a three-day National Model OIC held in Pakistan.

  • OIC Seeks "Islamic Human Rights" as Counter to UDHR

    January 03, 2019

    Activists are calling for an upgrade in support, capacity, and legitimacy of international judicial institutions that can respond to critiques about the implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which is promoting an alternative “Islamic human rights” model for Muslims worldwide.

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