Mr Esfanani did take a swipe at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) (1). The OIC will undoubtedly take up his idea with glee despite his criticism as it fits with that organisation’s modus operendi. The OIC is not shy in demanding that the fear of God be put into any and all who dare to question Islamic dogma. Indeed the prime purpose of an international sharia criminal court would be to punish critics of Islamic doctrine. Such an institution has been unknown in Europe since the days of the Inquisition. The OICs aim is not to allow Muslims to peacefully practice their faith, but to impose that faith on those who do not want to have anything to do with it! In any case, Mr Esfanani’s comments come on the eve of the OICs 12th Summit that takes place in Cairo this week (2).