Monday, December 17, 2018
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EGYPT: AUTHOURITIES THREATEN TO IMPRISON PARENTS WHO GIVE FOREIGHN NAMES TO THEIR CHILDREN

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As from now Egyptian parents can now be imprisoned if they give western names to their children. This means names like ‘Mark’ ‘lara, and Sam can fetch an Egyptian parent some prison term.

This law forbidding the giving western names to Egyptian children was submitted by the Parliamentarian Bedier Abdel Aziz and would thus have to undergo debating




According to this law, the parents would be fined between ($60-$300) and a prison term of six months or more. This law is meant to preserve the Egyptian culture and identity as it would prevent children from abandoning Arab names.

However when the question was put to Abdel-Aziz as to what inspired him to propose this law, he said the western names are difficult to pronounce to other Arabs

 

Source: AfrikMag

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