Location: Saudi Arabia
The OIC consistently condemns the use of suicide bombings and other forms of IED attacks and has specifically announced that it is against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Article 1. 18 of the OIC’s Charter specifies the OIC’s aim to ‘cooperate in combating terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, organised crime, illicit drug trafficking, corruption, money laundering and human trafficking’.
They have engaged in international dialogue to counter terrorist attacks, groups and extremism They consistently promote international cooperation and information sharing.
They are of the belief that there is the need to ‘delegitimize the narratives of dominance, occupation and extremism that claim legitimacy of violent and manipulative acts in the name of religion, ideology or cultural superiority’.
The OIC looks to the root causes of extremist activity such as IED use that is conducive to the spread of terrorism and recognises that tackling these social, political and economic roots also need to receive remedy.
They often hold conferences aimed at challenging these root causes, utilising all aspects of society, such as religious and cultural leaders, youth, and academics.
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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