The OIC has just recently re-branded itself, changing its name from the awkwardly-worded Organization of the Islamic Conference to the still-awkward Organization of the Islamic Cooperation. Perhaps something like the "Organization of the Islamic Nations' Cooperation" might sound smoother, but the abbreviation would create some issues of its own.
It has also changed from a busy logo laden with Arabic script including "Allahu Akbar" ("Allah is greater") to a streamlined crescent engulfing a globe. On one hand, it looks a bit like a stylized Pac-Man eating a power pellet. On the other hand, the supremacist symbolism speaks volumes.
What the organization stands for, including jihad against Israel and the destruction of free speech, has not changed, and the West has no interest in "cooperation" in its own destruction. "Baroness Warsi becomes the first British Government minister to address the Organisation of the Islamic Conference/Cooperation," from the blogger Archbishop Cranmer, July 1 (thanks to Alan):
And they'll be a bit miffed that the Baroness got their name wrong. Or, at least, wasn't quite properly briefed by her staff that the bloc of mostly Muslim-majority states has a new name (and logo). At a meeting in Kazakhstan this week, foreign ministers of the 42 year-old 'Organisation of the Islamic Conference' (OIC) decided to change the name of their group to the 'Organisation of Islamic Cooperation' (OIC).
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev describes the OIC as 'the UN of the Islamic world'. It may have a new name and a new logo, but the agenda remains the same - 'Palestine' (ie the eradication of Israel) and 'religious defamation' (ie a global blasphemy law).
The old logo featured an aggressive red crescent with the rather assertive and alientating Arabic phrase 'Allahu Akhbar' (God [Allah] is greater). The new logo sports the more eco-friendly green crescent, with an innocuous representation of the Ka’aba – the cube-shaped structure in Mecca which Muslims believe to have been constructed by Abraham (and his favoured son Ishmael) - at the centre of a globe: ie, the holiest shrine in Islam is at the centre of the world. The subtle name change, from introspective 'conference' to accommodating 'cooperation' is something of a ruse - especially where 'Palestine' is concerned: the goal remains the 'liberation' of Jerusalem. It remains their objective to prohibit all criticism of Islamic teachings and authorities, effectively to roll out across the free world the blasphemy laws of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia....
Read it all. Warsi's speech in Kazakhstan follows.