France: OIC condemns genocide bill

France: OIC condemns genocide bill

Via Expatica:
The world's largest Muslim body criticised on Tuesday a bill passed by the French Senate making denial of the Armenian genocide a crime, according to an official statement.


"We reject this law and consider it to be inconsistent with historical facts," said the statement from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation adding that it reflects a "double standard in the treatment of major historical issues."

The OIC further accused the French Senate of passing the bill for "political and electoral" gain and said the law violates the "principles of freedom of expression."