Sunday, March 25, 2018

Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC)

I am not sure how many of you heard about Organization of Islamic Organization (OIC). Established in 1969 with now the strength being 57 countries, this is according to me one of the most useless organization that was ever created which does not do anything or the countries in it don’t give it much importance in matters of disputes among themselves. Headquartered in the Red sea city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, it was supposed to be United Nations of Islamic Countries meant to resort disputes among member countries but to date its working or the lack of it has been abysmal or even below that if this is possible. I will give you some examples so that you can see that how ineffective it has been in resolving the problems facing the Muslim World or even raising their collective voice on international forums. Since the issue Kashmir and Palestine predates this organization, I will exclude it but give a little bit of hint of both of them. Starting from 1969, this organization has virtually not done anything but to employ a bunch of people who are just there to sit pretty. I know I am being harsh but let’s start.
The 1971 war between India and Pakistan which saw the birth of the Republic of Bangladesh, a former part of Pakistan, no intervention and ultimately with the intervention of United Nations and some bilateral talks, nobody in OIC bothered to do something, same thing with Afghanistan war in 1979, the attack on the Holy Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq, the attack on Bosnian Muslims until the United States intervened militarily, the 9/11 attacks and subsequent invasion of Afghanistan, the Iraq War and then the Arab Spring and then the intra Gulf fight between Qatar and some Arab countries, the Rohingya Crisis In Myanmar, the OIC has been overwhelmingly useless in doing anything to help the Muslims unless it is backed by the Western powers and still the emotional Muslims look to it like it has some magical powers, I think that it should be dismantled as the amount saved can be used somewhere else. The OIC should be called Organization of (I) neffective, ndifferent, ipotent  or any of the words that start with I signifying anything which is useless.

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