OIC Watch

  • Global Islamic Summit to Meet in Indonesia on Palestine

    March 09, 2016

    Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority state, is hosting an extraordinary summit of the 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") on the issue of the "continuing expansion of illegal Israeli settlements, the status of Jerusalem," with the global Islamic bloc expected to issue a declaration calling for international action on behalf of Palestinians.

  • OIC Expands Reach into Caribbean via Islamic Development Bank

    February 23, 2016

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), the global, intergovernmental group that claims to represent the interests of the worldwide Muslim community, is expanding its reach in the Caribbean Community ("CARICOM") region with an aggressive growth strategy for sharia financial services and investment via the OIC's Islamic Development Bank.

  • OIC Warns UN Against Islamophobia in Resolution to Counter Violent Extremism

    February 17, 2016

    Representatives from the 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), the largest voting bloc in the UN, warned the UN General Assembly that the Secretary General's plan to combat violent extremism should avoid any identification of extremist terrorism with any "country, race, religion, culture or nationality," and cautioned that international efforts to counter violent extremism were generating an "escalation of Islamophobia."

  • US Resolution Stokes Concerns over Free Expression

    February 17, 2016

    Denis MacEoin of the Gatestone Institute expresses concern that a resolution proposed in the US House of Representatives condemning hate speech against Muslims is a "Trojan horse" that may lead to restrictions on "blasphemy" long advocated by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC").

  • OIC and Pakistan Host UN Conference on Interfaith Cooperation to Combat Islamophobia

    February 11, 2016

    The Ambassadors of Pakistan and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") to the UN co-sponsored a conference on "Countering Xenophobia Through Interfaith Cooperation," an event whose main focus was "combating Islamophobia" as part of the OIC's initiatives for utilizing international platforms to promote the interests of Muslims as a unified global community.

  • Indonesia Will Host OIC Summit on Palestine-Israel Issues

    February 05, 2016

    In an effort to show global Islamic solidarity, the world's largest Muslim-majority county, Indonesia, will host the global Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") in a forthcoming extraordinary session to discuss Palestine's independence and Muslims' access to the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

  • Turkey Proposes Creation of OIC Military Arm

    February 01, 2016

    Turkey's delegation has proposed to the Parliamentary Council of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") that the 57-member-state group, whose charter characterizes the OIC as the global protector of the interests of the global Muslim community in conformity with sharia law, create a permanent military capability in the form of an Islamic Peacekeeping Force dedicated to combating the Islamic State ("IS") and to subsequent operations dealing with "internal problems of member-states."

  • OIC Emergency Meeting Will Discuss Saudi-Iran Rupture

    January 19, 2016

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), the 57-member-state, global entity that is "protector of the interests of the world's Muslim community," will hold an upcoming emergency meeting of member-state Foreign Ministers to discuss the ongoing fallout from the sectarian rupture between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran.

  • OIC Pushes Peacebuilding Role on Behalf of Muslims in Southeast Asia Conflicts

    January 14, 2016

    In a visit to Thailand, the Saudi Secretary General of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") has offered to facilitate a peacebuilding process between the government of Thailand and Muslim separatist insurgents in the country's southern provinces, while also positioning the OIC as the interlocutor for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and Muslim separatist groups in the southern Philippines.

  • OIC Chief Pushes Free Speech Limitations

    December 21, 2015

    Speaking recently in Morocco at a media forum for Africa, the Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") continued the organization's push for global limitations on free speech under the guise of "not harming Islam and its values."

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