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Roland Laffitte

Roland Lafitte is an academic and writer based in France.

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Misinterpreting the word 'fatwa'

12 May, 2016

Comment: The word fatwa has become synonymous with an authoritarian and irrevocable decision, commonly a death sentence. But this eclipses the word's scope and often anodyne context, writes Roland Laffitte.

Misinterpreting Sharia

21 March, 2016

Comment: Our understanding of sharia is reductive, simplistic and unhelpful both to Muslim societies and the West, writes Roland Laffitte.

The misinterpretation of 'Jihad'

11 February, 2016

Comment: The word has taken on a meaning in the non-Islamic world which undermines centuries of academic and theological struggle, writes Roland Laffitte.

Roland Laffitte
Roland Laffitte

Roland Lafitte is an academic and writer based in France.

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