Organisation of Islamic Cooperation


Kim Chan

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Conference: SMUN Committee: Organization of Islamic Cooperation Delegation: Senegal

Topic A: Islamophobia Defined by the Secretary-General of OIC, Islamophobia is “a contemporary form of racism and xenophobia motivated by un-founded fear, mistrust and hatred of Muslims and Islam. Islamophobia is also manifested through intolerance, discrimination and adverse political, media and even academic public discourse

Further defining, the Secretary-General of OIC explained that OIC leaders “will be expected to take appropriate decisions against such acts of Islamophobia” which violate “international legal instruments that prohibit insult and offense of religious belief of others and cannot be condoned under the (banner) of freedom of expression.”

Senegal has an estimated population size of 13 million, predominantly Sunni Muslim with Sufi and animist influences. Islam is the predominant religion in the country and is practiced by approximately 94% of the population. Senegal is greatly against Islamophobia and seeks to tackle this serious issue. Cognizant of the defamation, denigration, stereotyping, intolerance and discrimination of Muslims in Muslim nations due to the rise of extremist Islam ideologies, leading to terrorist groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda,

In 2008, OIC slammed the trend of Isla...

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