Jail Threatened for Egyptian Parents Who Give Children ‘Western Names’

Jail Threatened for Egyptian Parents Who Give Children ‘Western Names’, by Simon Kent.

Parents in Egypt who give their newborn children “Western”names such as “Diana”, “Peter” or “Mark” could soon face fines and/or imprisonment under new legislation being considered in the country.

Lawmakers have heard that abandoning traditional Arabic names will lead to an “undesired and radical change” in the Muslim majority nation and should therefore be expunged from society. …

“Using such Western names and abandoning Arabic ones will lead to an undesired and radical change in our society and culture,” [MP Bedier Abdel Aziz] was reported as saying.

hat-tip Stephen Neil