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Saudi Arabia Bans 50 'Blasphemous' and 'Inappropriate' Children's Names

Society & Culture  (tags: religion, muslims, sharia law, Saudi Arabia, blasphemy, names )

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Saudi Arabia's interior ministry said it had ordered a ban on the names because they contradicted the religion or the culture of the Kingdom. Along with western names such as Sandy, Linda and Elaine

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Beatrice B (112)
Monday March 17, 2014, 4:12 am
Benjamin was the name of the prophet Jacob's youngest and favourite son-he of the coat of many colours.

Gillian M (218)
Monday March 17, 2014, 4:24 am
What about those who already have these names? I was surprised to see Gabriel because he was, allegedly, the angle who spoke to Mohammed (yes, of course he was in Mo's warped mind) and Mohammed isn't there.

Monday March 17, 2014, 4:40 am
Fairly typical of a regime ruled by the dictates of a supremacist ideology.

Beth S (330)
Monday March 17, 2014, 8:45 am
A sign that the Saudis have too much time and power in their hands.

But the world will say nothing......

Roger Skinner (14)
Monday March 17, 2014, 2:18 pm
Islam isn't the only religion that makes stupid/silly pronouncements such as this. All religions are guilty of similar things. Maybe religion is the problem, huh?

Beth S (330)
Monday March 17, 2014, 3:58 pm
Which other ones do, Roger?

Patricia Martinez (63)
Monday March 17, 2014, 4:08 pm

Why isn't "Porky" on that list?


Mike H (252)
Monday March 17, 2014, 5:55 pm
Sounds like a real fun country

Stan B (123)
Monday March 17, 2014, 6:16 pm
Just when you think they couldn't get any madder. I notice "Osama" didn't make the list.

. (0)
Monday March 17, 2014, 6:27 pm

Pamela Tracy (5)
Monday March 17, 2014, 9:24 pm
So, if Americans name their children one of these names we would be on the list. huh.

Felix P (94)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 5:56 am
So, I guess if a Saudi already has one of these names, he or she is in a world of hurt. Will we be seeing some mass suicides or executions in the Arab world or will the King be charging for some name changes and dispensations. Sounds like a money maker to me.

Ben O (154)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 8:26 am
Well, I am grateful for not living in that freaking country!

. (0)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 2:10 pm
Well then Benjamin, Joseph, Issac, Jacob, Noah, are ok....

patrica and edw jones (190)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 8:20 pm
What more can they find to nit pick over? Education has obviously never been a strong point with Muslims per se.
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