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Gilles Kepel

Events in 1970s Helped Fuel Today's Militant Islamic Movement, Says Author Gilles Kepel

Gilles Kepel, author of "Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam" (Harvard 2002), contends that a confluence of events and factors that occurred during the 1970s, such as Black September in Jordan and the Islamic Revolution in Iran, helped fuel today's militant Islamic movement.

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Shot: Apr 17, 2002
Published: May 15, 2002
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002