The French Terror Wave, 2015–2016

Al-Qaeda and ISIS Attacks from Charlie Hebdo to the Bataclan Theatre

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About the Book

A torrent of Islamist terrorism swept across France in 2015 and 2016, executed by militant jihadists on behalf of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS). Their targets ranged from the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine to the Bataclan Theatre on the Boulevard Voltaire to a parish church in a Normandy village and a beachfront promenade on the Mediterranean. This book reconstructs these and other terrorist offensives France weathered during this period. Placing each attack in its sociopolitical context, the author examines the backgrounds and motives of the perpetrators, the attributes of the victims and the legacy of the attacks for the people and institutions of the French Republic.

About the Author(s)

Marc E. Vargo is the author of nine nonfiction books and numerous articles in professional journals. He lives on New Orleans’ Northshore.

Bibliographic Details

Marc E. Vargo
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7918-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4131-7
Imprint: McFarland