Founded in 1989 and reformed in 1992. Includes 190 associations with 14,000 members (as of 2001). Headquarters is in Dole. Acts as a lobby for an end to social and economic discrimination against Muslims in France and full integration of Muslims into French society. Provides assistance to Muslims in housing, education, and welfare; opposes xenophobia, racism, and anti-Semitism. Desires government recognition of French Islamic institutions as the equal of those of the Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish faiths, including appointment of an imam as army chaplain and reservation of burial areas in cemeteries for Muslims.