Yes the temptation is strong to dismiss this piece out of hand, blame that on the headline writer (Not Me! The other one).
Kepel is a bit more level headed than that and gets much right as illustrated in the excerpt below.
A new book says Islamists and the far right work hand-in-hand to promote jihad in France
Among the most controversial yet persuasive contentions of Kepel’s book, is his attack on the elevation “Islamophobia” by Salafist leaders and associated zealots as the “cardinal sin” of the French republic.
Kepel decodes this catch-phrase as a debate-silencer. Behind it lies a sinister “victimization mentality” that he says permanently accuses the French state and the West of structural and institutional racism towards Muslims and so-called “philo-Semitism” or favoritism towards Jews and the memory of the Shoah.