Established in 1985 as the official voice and protector of Muslims in France. Founded by a French convert to Islam, Daniel Youssof Leclerc, to coordinate the actions of and defend approximately one hundred Muslim associations, facilitate the practice of the Muslim faith in a non-Islamic country, and free the French Muslim community from Algerian influence. Seeks a friendly relationship with French society and hopes to instill better knowledge of Islam. Wishes to implement Islamic standards in all aspects of life. Does not demand the opening of specifically Muslim schools and universities or the legalization of polygyny. Assisted by the Muslim World League.