French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) takes a position on the burqa

The Conseil Français du Culte Musulman (CFCM or the French Council of the Muslim Faith) have taken a position on the wearing of burqas in France, claiming that while they critique the practice, the do not condemn it.

They are opposed a possible ban on the burqa in France, pointing to how the commission has “stigmatized an entire religion,” and that it could be both “counter-productive and unenforceable.” CFCM president Mohammed Moussaoui added that, “Based on the opinion of a large number of Muslim theologians, the CFCM considers that the burqa is not a religious prescription.”

The CFCM also pointed to the possibility of holding a commission addressing the rise of Islamophobia in France.