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Bad Moon Rising: A Chronicle of the Middle East Today

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

The Washington Post
… Gilles Kepel takes us on a swift journey through much of the Arab world, with brief stops in Cairo, Damascus, Beirut, Dubai, Qatar and Abu Dhabi -- not to mention Nazareth, Jerusalem, Ramallah, Gaza City, London, Washington, New York, Boston and Los Angeles. Kepel is a French academic who writes with deep knowledge, sympathy and engagement about Islam and the enduring struggle between modernism and fundamentalism. — Glenn Frankel
Publishers Weekly
The author of Jihad: The Trial of Political Islam and a professor at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, Kepel left for the Middle East in the wake of September 11. 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 failed attempts to come to grips with an "imperious, wounded America." (Sept. 13) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780863563034
  • Publisher: Saqi Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Chronicle of an Oriental War 7
A Brief Chronicle of Israel and Palestine 99
Journey Through an Imperious, Wounded America 121
Index 137
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