Parliament to discuss banning Western names

Luxor has both Christian and Moslem communities and the politics of the Middle East are equally diverse. Air your views on the situation.

Moderators: DJKeefy, 4u Network

User avatar
DJKeefy
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Posts: 10958
Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:08 pm
Location: UK
Has thanked: 952 times
Been thanked: 1903 times
Gender:
Egypt

Parliament to discuss banning Western names

Post by DJKeefy »

The Parliament’s Complaints and Suggestions Committee is expected to meet on Tuesday to discuss a draft law, introduced by MP Bedier Abdel Aziz, prohibiting the usage of ‘foreign’ names for newly born babies in Egypt.

The law would impose a fine, and in some cases a prison sentence, on individuals who give their children Western names.

“The fine should be between LE1,000- LE5,000 and the sentence should be six months at the most,” MP Abdel Aziz said in a statement on Sunday.

As for what motivated him to propose this law, MP Abdel-Aziz explained that Western names such as ‘Lara’, Mark’ or ‘Sam’ are difficult to pronounce for other Arabs.

“Using such Western names and abandoning Arabic ones will lead to an undesired and radical change in our society and culture. Our sons will no longer be connected to their true identity,” he claimed.

The draft law has caused massive outrage among social media users who have expressed their condemnation, citing it as a trivial matter that the Parliament should not discuss.

Among other draft laws to be discussed this Tuesday is one that would force Facebook users to take out a license, with the agenda of government surveillance of social media, as well as a bill that would impose a fine on couples that break off their engagement without justifiable reasons.

Source: http://www.egyptindependent.com/parliam ... ern-names/


Image
User avatar
carrie
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh
Posts: 4850
Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:46 am
Location: luxor
Has thanked: 3124 times
Been thanked: 5879 times
United Kingdom

Re: Parliament to discuss banning Western names

Post by carrie »

Interesting times ahead for the parliament with such vitally important issues to discuss.
User avatar
Horus
Egyptian God
Egyptian God
Posts: 7931
Joined: Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:59 pm
Location: UK
Has thanked: 3481 times
Been thanked: 2538 times
Gender:
United Kingdom

Re: Parliament to discuss banning Western names

Post by Horus »

Can’t blame them, you just can’t imagine the number of callers I get from Microsoft about my computer having a virus and its always from a man with with an unintelligible Indian accent who says that his name is ‘Kevin’ :lol:
Image
newcastle
Egyptian God
Egyptian God
Posts: 8164
Joined: Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:49 am
Has thanked: 2265 times
Been thanked: 6850 times
Egypt

Re: Parliament to discuss banning Western names

Post by newcastle »

Among other draft laws to be discussed this Tuesday .....
Typical EgyptIndependent typo....an unintended "r" has crept in.

Apologies for the 'copy & paste' ;)
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post
  • Parliament to discuss Chinese toys that 'humiliate Islam'
    by DJKeefy » » in Politics and Religion
    3 Replies
    304 Views
    Last post by Goddess
  • Cabinet to discuss minimum and maximum wages
    by DJKeefy » » in Know Egypt
    0 Replies
    145 Views
    Last post by DJKeefy
  • Hi my names George...
    by Who2 » » in Introduce yourself to the forum
    8 Replies
    140 Views
    Last post by Who2
  • Banning the Niqab
    by newcastle » » in Politics and Religion
    105 Replies
    5065 Views
    Last post by Zooropa
  • Muslim names common in Egypt
    by Miriamkhalifa » » in Know Egypt
    40 Replies
    4060 Views
    Last post by raxi213