The Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was founded in 1969 and has 57 Muslim-majority member states including Palestine. Headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is a powerful global voting bloc in the United Nations (UN). Saudi Arabia is by far its largest financial contributor.
The OIC promotes itself as the voice of the Muslim world and seeks greater economic, social, and political cooperation and unity among members. It supports the doctrines and goals of global Islamic Supremacy based on the Koran and teachings and example of Muhammad in common with fundamentalist and salafist religious schools and the Muslim Brotherhood. Since 1999, a primary OIC goal has been to work through the UN to pressure Western nations to criminalize Islamophobia, basically any criticism, “negative stereotyping,” or deprecation, even if true, of Islam or Islamic Law (Sharia). Sharia Law holds that even an unfavorable statistical comparison of Muslims with other groups is Islamophobia, and this has been used in the UK, Sweden, Belgium, and other European countries to convict conservative European politicians and political parties of “hate crimes,” creating a heavy-handed atmosphere of political correctness that has thoroughly intimidated free speech and political opposition to Muslim immigration. Yet dozens of OIC member-countries are among the most systematic persecutors of Christians and Jews, who are the object of far more hate crimes even in Western countries than Muslims.
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