OIC Watch

  • OIC: Ghouta Killings Are a Violation of Islamic Teachings

    March 05, 2018

    The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued an official statement deploring the targeting of non-combatant civilians as “a gross transgression of Islamic teachings,” calling on the UN to broker an immediate ceasefire and multi-stakeholder peace in Syria.

  • OIC Demands Religious Freedom for South Asian Muslims

    March 05, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is active in advocating for Muslim communities in South Asia, expressing concerns over the religious-freedom rights for Muslims in Sri Lanka and sending a multilateral delegation to Thailand to evaluate the impact of security measures and economic development initiatives on Muslims in that country.

  • OIC Promotes Integration of Islamic Tourism Markets

    February 05, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) continues to push all aspects of economic and social integration of its 57 member-states through the tourism sector, as Tourism Ministers from the global Islamic entity met in Bangladesh to evaluate regional integration through tourism strategies.

  • OIC Condemns Attack on British NGO in Afghanistan

    January 29, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued an official statement condemning this week's attack in Afghanistan, for which local Islamic State affiliates claimed responsibility, against the offices of the British nongovernmental organization Save the Children as a "heinous act that runs contrary to the sanctity of human lives and humanity."

  • OIC Members Call for "WMD-Free" Middle East

    January 24, 2018

    At its annual meeting, the Parliamentary Union of members-states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) passed a resolution to make the Middle East a weapons-of-mass-destruction-free-zone, while also condemning Israel's "continuous growth" in nuclear capabilities as a threat to regional stability.

  • Iran Pushes to Lead OIC United Front on Jerusalem

    January 19, 2018

    The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is exerting strong pressure at the summit of the Parliamentary Union of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for the 57 member-states to unify behind Iran’s Islamist regime in making the issue of Palestine a core OIC cause and in taking “retrospective” measures to punish the US and its allies regarding the status of Jerusalem.

  • Representative at OIC Meeting Floats Idea of Phasing out Dollar

    January 17, 2018

    At a summit of the Parliamentary Union of the 57 member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a representative floated the idea that member-states should phase out the US dollar from the economies of “Muslim countries” as a means of economically punishing America.

  • OIC Partners with Afreximbank to Expand Sharia Finance

    January 02, 2018

    The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, an arm of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), is teaming up with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) to provide $100 million in sharia-compliant/compatible financing for trade and small and medium-sized businesses across Africa.

  • OIC Rhetoric on Jerusalem Concedes Israeli Rights

    December 20, 2017

    Behind the hard-line Islamist rhetoric at last week’s Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) emergency summit on Jerusalem was a significant concession that West Jerusalem is an Israeli territory and a focus on East Jerusalem as the capital of an independent Palestinian state that the bloc views as an entirely Muslim entity that de facto excludes Palestinian Christians.

  • OIC Rejects Jerusalem Decision, US Role in Conflict

    December 18, 2017

    Leaders of the 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation issued a statement from their emergency summit on the recent US recognition of Jerusalem that rejected the US and Israeli positions as "null and void" and that called for a new OIC-led alliance rejecting Washington's role in any future negotiations for a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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