Terror in France: The Rise of Jihad in the West



THE CENTER ON NATIONAL SECURITY AT FORDHAM LAW PRESENTS:

TERROR IN FRANCE: THE RISE OF JIHAD IN THE WEST

A DISCUSSION WITH GILLES KEPEL

In November 2015, ISIS terrorists massacred scores of people in Paris with coordinated attacks on the Bataclan concert hall, cafés and restaurants, and the national sports stadium. On Bastille Day in 2016, an ISIS sympathizer drove a truck into crowds of vacationers at the beaches of Nice, and two weeks later an elderly French priest was murdered during morning Mass by two ISIS militants. Terror in France is Gilles Kepel's explosive account of the radicalization of a segment of Muslim youth that led to those attacks--and of the failure of governments in France and across Europe to address it.

Gilles Kepel is professor of political science at the École Normale Supérieures in Paris. His books include Beyond Terror and Martyrdom: The Future of the Middle EastThe War for Muslim Minds: Islam and the West, and Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam.