Parents in the town of Leguevin, near Toulouse, France have decided to name their baby Jihad according to RT news. The parents have been facing backlash from the local community and may even face charges for the controversial name.
The baby’s full name is Jihad Geutarni and he was born in August to the small French town, according to Le Mag municipal magazine.
France has been one of the worst hit countries in recent years when it comes to Islamic terrorism. More than 200 people have been killed since 2015 in France due to Islamic terrorists who have professed “jihad” on the western world. One could see how naming your child Jihad isn’t exactly the smartest move.
The town hall reported the case of the baby’s name to the public prosecutor, Jonathan Bomstain, who gets to decide if the name is against the law or if he will “refer the case to the family court,” and let them decide if the baby’s name is appropriate.
“‘Article 57 of the French Civil Code says that parents must choose a baby’s first name in ‘the best interests of the child. If the judge considers the name unsuitable for the child, he may propose another name, the article adds,’ reports RT.”
In Arabic, the word ‘Jihad’ could mean effort, struggle, or self-denial rather than ‘holy war.’
The family courts may have a case for changing the baby’s name after the 2013 incident when a French mother sent her three-year-old son, who was also named Jihad, to school wearing a sweater reading “I am a bomb.” The boy was given a suspended sentence but the name of the boy didn’t alert authorities at the time.
Parent’s have been free to choose a child’s name in France since 1993, but authorities have the right to intervene if they believe the name could be detrimental to the child.
Names such as ‘Nutella’ and ‘Fraise’ which is french for strawberry have been blocked by authorities. The authorities in France should keep it’s citizens and it’s children safe by making that twisted mother change her baby’s name.