Female French Muslim Council Member Resigns, Citing Lack of Progress on Issues

January 5, 2005

Source: BBC News


On January 5, 2005 the BBC News reported, "One of two female members of a group set up to represent Muslims in France has resigned, saying it had failed to make any progress on important issues. Dounia Bouzar said she was stepping down from the French Council of the Muslim Faith because it had become dominated by men born outside France. She said they were too influenced by their countries of origin and failed to address young French Muslims' concerns. The council was set up in 2002 as an official point of contact with Muslims."