French Interior Minister Works with CFCM to Combat Racist Acts

French Minister of the Interior Brice Hortefeux and French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) president Mohammed Moussaoui have signed an agreement to better follow-up anti-Muslim acts and threats in France. 314 such acts were reported in 2009. Moussaoui called on the French to “combat together” this “menace against national cohesion.” Ironically, Hortefeux was fined 750 Euros at the beginning of June for having publicly slandered people of Arab origin. The comment was caught on tape and spread quickly over the internet.