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The Question:

Recently I heard a radio journalist mention that there are 57 Islamic states. Is that true? And if so, which countries are Islamic states?

The Answer:

That exact question has been on our minds as well. We did some research and found a group called the Organization of the Islamic Conference. The OIC has 57 member states. The majority religion in these states is not necessarily Islam, but leaders in these countries believe it is necessary to ". . . speak with one voice to safeguard the interests and secure the progress and well-being of their peoples and of all Muslims in the world."

For more information visit their website: http://www.oic-un.org/.

—The Editors

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