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OIC Decries Arakan 'Genocide,' Urges US to Act

19 November 2012

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on Saturday for the United States to protect Muslims in Burma’s Arakan State from “genocide,” according to a report by AFP. At a gathering in the East African nation of Djibouti, the 57-member OIC urged US President Barack Obama to raise the issue during his visit to Burma on Monday. “We expect the United States to convey a strong message to the government of Burma so they protect that minority. What is going on there is a genocide,” said Djibouti’s Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, who is also the acting chairman of the OIC.