OIC Watch

  • OIC, Muslim League Condemn Israel for Jewish Nation-State Law

    July 23, 2018

    The two largest organizations representing Muslims worldwide, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Muslim World League, condemned Israel’s new “Jewish nation-state” law, arguing that the legislation violates international law, constitutes racism, and “ignores the historical rights” of Muslim and Christian Palestinians.

  • OIC Meeting Pushes for Taliban Peace Talks

    July 11, 2018

    The 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a global entity claiming to speak on behalf of the world’s Muslims, is convening a conference of Islamic scholars to explore mechanisms for achieving peace and stability in Afghanistan by encouraging the Islamist extremist Taliban to negotiate an end to its 17-year jihad against the Afghan government.

  • OIC Bank Seeks to Expand Global Islamic Finance, Sharia Ideas

    July 09, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) Islamic Development Bank is touting its AAA rating by Moody's Investors Service as it aims to leverage the rating for the launch of a $2.5-billion sharia-based bond offering that will support development in OIC countries and that will help to spread sharia ideas through a new innovation incubator called Engage.

  • OIC Lauds Anti-Israel UNGA Resolution

    June 22, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the largest voting bloc in the UN General Assembly (UNGA), has lauded a UNGA resolution calling for the creation of an international protection mechanism for Palestinians and condemning Israel for its use of force during recent clashes with Palestinians at the Gaza border.

  • OIC-led Coalition Condemns Israeli Settlements

    June 04, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has joined with the Arab Red Cross Organization and Arab Red Crescent to condemn Israeli settlement in the Palestinian Territories and call on the international community to take measures against Israel "to ensure enforcement of international law."

  • OIC Calls for UN Protection Force for Palestinians in Gaza

    May 21, 2018

    An emergency summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) convened in Istanbul called on the UN Security Council and General Assembly to address Israel's response to Palestinian protests at the Gaza border and the relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem by establishing an "international protection force" for the Palestinians.

  • Turkey Convenes Emergency OIC Summit on Jerusalem

    May 18, 2018

    Turkey's Islamist President is convening an emergency summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) aimed at developing unified action "by Islamic countries to defend Palestine and Jerusalem" in the aftermath of this week's violence at the Gaza border that accompanied the US Embassy's relocation from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

  • OIC Creates New Strategic Committee on Rohingya Crisis

    May 08, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has established a new strategic committee for international mobilization and coordination of support to respond to the humanitarian crisis associated with massive refugee flows of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

  • OIC Seeks Sharia Sensitivity in UN Refugee Protection Regime

    May 04, 2018

    Among the outcomes of a joint workshop by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was the UNHCR's commitment to greater financial support for refugees from and to OIC countries, as well as recognition of "the important role of sharia teachings and principles" in the international refugee protection regime.

  • OIC Positions Youth, Sports as Platform for Transnational Islamic Unity

    April 17, 2018

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is holding its fourth Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers in the capital city of active OIC member-state Azerbaijan, with a focus on sports as a platform for an integrated set of social and economic initiatives designed to empower youth through education, sports, and activism under a united, transnational Islamic identity.

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