The Collectif Contre l’Islamophobie en Europe (CCIE) has posted a tweet announcing the launch of its new website, asking its followers to report Islamophobic incidents there. According to the post:
LAUNCH OF THE CCIE WEBSITE: The team of the Collective Against Islamophobia in Europe is pleased to announce the launch of its website https://ccieurope.org, whose main functionality will be to receive reports of Islamophobic acts. [Translated from French using DeepL.]
Read the tweet here.
The CCIE is the successor to the Collectif Contre l’Islamophobie en France (CCIF), a French Islamophobia watchdog and human rights NGO that the French government banned in 2020. In February 2021, the Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) reported it had regrouped in neighboring Belgium under a new name.
The CCIF had been the subject of a media storm since the French government accused it of taking part in a social media campaign against a French history teacher who was beheaded after showing his class caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad as part of a class on free speech. In mid-October 2020, GIOR concluded that CCIF was an Islamist influence operation, analyzing in detail its campaigning efforts against secularism and its ties to organizations part of the Global Muslim Brotherhood in Europe, a transnational Islamist network covered by the GIOR. Prior GIOR reporting about CCIF has also included:
- A December 2020 report that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an important part of the US Muslim Brotherhood, had announced it offered office space and logistical resources to CCIF.
- A January 2021 report that the leaders of Collectif Contre l’Islamophobie en Belgique (CCIB), likely the Belgian sister organization of CCIF, had links to the Belgian green party Ecolo.
- A February 2021 report that CCIF was part of a coalition of 36 NGOs taking action against France at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) over its alleged systemic discrimination of Muslims.