France is known for its overly strict policing of baby names, but in the case of a couple trying to call their son ‘Jihad’, French authorities might have a point.
A French couple from the south west have been reported to authorities for calling their baby ‘Jihad’.
The couple, who come from the Toulouse suburb of Léguevin, tried to name their son ‘Jihad’ when he was born in August but the local town hall immediately alerted the public prosecutor to their controversial choice of name.
Given the choice of name and the fact France has been on heightened alert after a series of terror attacks by homegrown jihadists, the prosecutor may well decide to refer the case to the family court.
Judges may eventually decide to ban the parents from calling him Jihad. full story