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Huh? Egypt Threatens to Jail Parents Who Give Their Kids ‘Western’ Names

Egyptian authorities are considering a ban on parents giving their children “Western” names, and punishing offenders with jail.

Members of parliament in the African nation are in line to recommend a proposal to outlaw “foreign” names like “Mark”, “Lara” and “Sam”.

Advocates of the policy claim that a spread of American and European names in new generations will divorce Egyptians from their “true identity”.

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