A permanent seat for Muslims

On the surface, Rajan is right — the OIC proposes that the UN give Muslims a permanent seat on the security council — this does sound wacky. Making religion a criteria for permanent status on the council is a ridiculous notion that sets the UN up on a slippery slope for disaster; in an era when a post 9-11 world, a post Iraq & Afghanistan war world, is trying to reduce religious polarization, this proposal is counter-productive at best, and simply downright silly at worst.
But there is too little detail on offer for now to make a valued judgement. Is the OIC asking for a permanent non-veto seat? How is the OIC going to rotate the one seat amongst its member nations? What are the objectives of the OIC for such a seat?


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