The RMF, whose leader Mohammed Moussaoui is the head of the official French Council for the Muslim Religion, urged the state to devote a new day of remembrance for its Muslim war dead.
"[This would] raise youth awareness about the contribution of Muslims who fell to defend the freedom of their nation, France, and the liberty of all French people whatever their religion or beliefs."
During WW I, France amassed about 600,000 colonial subjects, including many Muslims from Algeria and Tunisia, of whom 78,000 were killed.
The Notre Dame de Lorette cemetery, near the town of Arras, is France's biggest military graveyards.
Inaugurated in 1925, it houses the remains of about 40,000 soldiers killed in a series of long and bloody battles for control of northern France at the start of World War I.
The Muslim quarter includes 576 tombs, grouped together and turned towards the holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
Source: Islam Online (English)