The French Council of the Muslim Faith (Conseil français du culte musulman, or CFCM), France's main Muslim interest group, announced the creation of a "theological panel" on Sunday to fight jihadist propaganda on the Internet.

The CFCM, which represents many of France's estimated 4.7 million Muslims, said the panel would seek to come up with effective counter-messaging to the jihadist propaganda that has seduced so many young people, especially online.

"It gives a new dimension to our organisation, which now no longer positions itself exclusively at the administrative or management level," CFCM president Anouar Kbibech told FRANCE 24, hailing what he described as "a historic day".

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