Gilles Kepel is Director of Research at the French National Science Research Council. His previous books (two of which have been translated into English - The Prophet and the Pharaoh and The Revenge of God) aroused wide interest throughout the world.
'Rich and fascinating.' David Pryce-Jones, The Telegraph
'Perceptive analysis ... it raises the right questions, all of them difficult.' Times Literary Supplement
'The message of this well-informed and well-documented book is one which deserves to be taken seriously.' International Affairs
'Provocative, original and controversial, France's pre-eminent authority on contemporary Islam provides us with an analysis of one of the central problems of our times: the relationship between Islam and the West. By focusing on Muslims living in the West, Gilles Kepel highlights an important dimension of the interaction. The book is recommended not only to academics but, equally important, to policy planners also'. Professor Akbar Ahmed, Selwyn College, Cambridge
'A thought-provoking and extremely well-informed contribution to the literature.' Political Studies
'The work is interesting, highly informative and adds to our knowledge and understanding of a growing contemporary phenomenon ... the book will be useful for political scientists, sociologists and others who engage with debates concerning citizenship, identity and race as well as for those concerned with the study of Islam.' Contemporary Politics