‘There is no secularism without freedom’ – CCIF launches petition against Islamophobia

CCIF Stop Islamophobia

The Collectif contre l’Islamophobie en France is promoting a petition which condemns the hijacking of the principle of secularism in order to demonise the Muslim community and calls for a parliamentary commission to investigate the rise of Islamophobia in France. “There is no real secularism without freedom”, the petition states. It was published with an initial 40 prominent signatories in Le Monde last week under the headline “Do not stigmatise Muslims!”