Bad Moon Rising by Gilles Kepel
A Chronicle of the Middle East Today

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Gilles Kepel--a renowned expert on Islam--traveled to the Middle East as the US was still struggling with shock from 9/11. He made startling observations, which are presented in this compelling book. He spoke to young people, students, preachers, imams, militants islamists, and political leaders. Topics discussed are: the popularity of Bin Laden; resentment for America, and issues of religious fanaticism.

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Gilles Kepel is Professor at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, where he teaches a doctoral programme on the Muslim world. He is author of Jihad: the Rise and Decline of Islam and The Prophet and Pharaoh, the latter also published by Saqi.
Published April 1, 2003 by Saqi Books. 144 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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This first-person, high-level blog-like book, serialized in Le Monde in May 2002, proceeds day by day, beginning October 13, 2001, in autumnal Cairo, where he sees the impact of Osama bin Laden, a "great communicator," on Egypt's youth, and ending in April 2002 in L.A., contemplating Hollywood's...

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