French Muslims Fight Jewish Group’s Bid To Oust Leaders

PARIS – One of France’s largest Muslim organizations yesterday rejected charges of anti-Semitism brought by a U.S.-based Jewish group seeking legal action to replace its leadership with more moderate Muslims. Fouad Alaoui, secretary general of the powerful Union of French Islamic Organizations (UOIF), denied his group was anti-Jewish and accused the Simon Wiesenthal Center of wanting to block the integration of Muslims into French society.