Collective against Islamophobia in France (CCIF) announced on Friday, November 27, on its website that it had dissolved and redeployed activities abroad, faced with the threat of its next dissolution by the government.
Consequently, “The notification of dissolution received on November 19 was not applicable, since the CCIF no longer exists as a structure”. He adds that his ” communication tools “ will be closed in less than twenty-four hours, and that it will no longer be active except to complete this liquidation and “Close or transfer current files”.
From October 29, the board of directors of the CCIF “Pronounced voluntary dissolution” of the collective, and redeployed “A large part of its activities abroad”, explains the CCIF. “The assets of our association have been transferred to partner associations which will take over the fight against Islamophobia on a European scale”, he adds.
Through a series of messages published this week on Twitter, the CCIF believes it has “Responded to the various grievances that [lui] are reproached in the notification of dissolution ”, and “Demonstrated that it was based on unfounded, biased or untrue elements”. “Worse: we are generally criticized for doing our legal work, applying the law and demanding its application when it is called into question”, he denounces.
After the government announced that it wanted to dissolve it, the Collectif contre l’islamophobie en France had estimated that such a measure would address “A terrible message to citizens of Muslim faith: ‘you do not have the right to defend your rights” ”.
Since the beheading of Samuel Paty by a radicalized 18-year-old Chechen, the government has dissolved the humanitarian NGO BarakaCity, accused of “Propagate ideas advocating radical Islam” and the Cheik Yassine collective, after the implication of its president Abdelhakim Sefrioui, indicted for “Complicity in a terrorist attack”.
The government also ordered the administrative closure for six months of the Pantin mosque, on the grounds that it had relayed a video denouncing Samuel Paty’s course on freedom of expression in which he had shown caricatures of Muhammad.