Malik Obama, the OIC and the US-IWF

By Ben Barrack

Westerners are led to believe that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is a mainstream outfit, one that brings together the moderate forces of Islam to help create a better Islamic world, right? Its charter talks about – among other things – preserving “lofty Islamic values of peace, compassion, tolerance, equality, justice and human dignity”. The idea that the OIC and other Islamic groups / events have become mainstream is far more than a little bit troubling; the situation the West finds itself in has taken years. The mainstreaming of groups like the OIC is a case in point.

Malik Obama, the half-brother of Barack Obama, who we’ve demonstrated is in bed with terrorists and works for an arm of the Sudanese government – which is a State Department designated State Sponsor of Terror – met with the Secretary General of the OIC in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at the group’s headquarters in 2011, via Barack H. Obama Foundation:

2011: Malik Obama with the Secretary General of OIC in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

2011: Malik Obama with the Secretary General of OIC in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Malik also proudly displays a photo of himself at the OIC headquarters with Ahmed Nasher, about whom there is little information:

Malik Obama and Ahmed Nasher at OIC Headquarters in Jeddah, 2011.

Malik Obama and Ahmed Nasher at OIC Headquarters in Jeddah, 2011.

The Secretary General to the OIC – an organization westerners are supposed to believe is mainstream – is a Turk named Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu. Even President George W. Bush appointed the first U.S. envoy to the OIC in 2008; his name was Sada Cumber. Like so many other things Bush did, this appointment made it easier for his successor to not only replicate the move but to replace Cumber with someone like Rashad Hussain, who has memorized the Qur’an and has been tied to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Here is a photo of Ihsanoglu praying with Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir, who is wanted on seven counts of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC); Al-Bashir is also an employer of Malik Obama:

Al-Bashir and OIC's Secretary General praying together.

Al-Bashir and OIC’s Secretary General praying together.

Ihsanoglu has also been a prominent figure at the annual U.S.-Islamic World Forum event that has taken place in both Doha, Qatar and Washington, D.C. This event, which we have referenced often, is co-sponsored by the Saban Center – an arm of the left-leaning Brookings Institute – and the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World.

Here is Ihsanoglu speaking at the 2012 U.S.-IWF:

OIC's Ihsanoglu at the 2012 U.S.-IWF.

OIC’s Ihsanoglu at the 2012 U.S.-IWF.

Here is another photo from the 2012 U.S.-IWF, in which Ihsanoglu can be seen with Nihad Awad, the Executive Director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood front group:

OIC's Ihsanoglu and CAIR's Nihad Awad, 2012.

OIC’s Ihsanoglu and CAIR’s Nihad Awad, 2012.

None other than Benghazi’s Accountability Review Board (ARB) Chairman Thomas Pickering was in attendance – as were Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and Rashad Hussain – at the 2013 edition of the U.S-IWF. Pickering, who has been roundly and rightly criticized for conducting a Benghazi whitewash investigation at the behest of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, can be seen at the U.S.-IWF (center, with head turned down and to his right):

Benghazi's ARB Chairman Thomas Pickering at the U.S.-IWF in June.

Benghazi’s ARB Chairman Thomas Pickering at the U.S.-IWF in June.

Speaking of Benghazi, Hillary Clinton and Ihsanoglu, then Secretary of State Clinton and Ihsanoglu both attended the U.S.-IWF in 2011. Here’s a photo of the two shaking hands:

OIC Secretary General Ihsanoglu and HIllary at the 2011 U.S.-IWF.

OIC Secretary General Ihsanoglu and HIllary at the 2011 U.S.-IWF.

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