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Organization of Islamic Cooperation
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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) (until 2011, the Organization of the Islamic Conference) has 57 member states (including Syria, which was suspended in 2012), making it the second-largest intergovernmental organization after the United Nations. The member states are mostly Muslim-majority countries throughout the world. India, the country with the third-largest Muslim population, is not a member. The OIC was founded in 1969 in Rabat, Morocco, in response to an arsonist’s attack on Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, and in an effort to enlist Muslim…

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T. Jeremy Gunn, “Organization of Islamic Cooperation”, in: Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, General Editor Gerhard Robbers. Consulted online on 31 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-9749_elr_COM_000077>
First published online: 2015

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