Anouar Kbibech, the president of the Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM), said he was "concerned over the direction the public debate is taking", citing the "growing fear of stigmatisation of Muslims in France".
Kbibech has requested an urgent meeting with French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, reports Nine News.
This is the second incident in a matter of days, with a 34-year-old mother also fined on a Cannes beach for not wearing “an outfit respecting good morals and secularism”.
"I was sitting on a beach with my family," she told The Guardian. "I was wearing a classic headscarf. I had no intention of swimming."
"The saddest thing was that people were shouting ‘go home’, some were applauding the police," added Mathilde Cousin, who witnessed the scene. "Her daughter was crying."