The current draft proposes that parents who choose Western names be fined between and 0 and receive a jail sentence of up to six months.
Saudi Arabia banned 51 baby names in 2014 including Linda, Maya and other names that were either considered blasphemous or were affiliated with royalty.
Fathers are the authority figures, especially when it comes to major decisions and they are treated formally and with respect.
Mothers are responsible for household and everyday matters and are equally respected, but may be spoken to more informally.
The authorities have regularly conducted controversial forensic anal tests on detainees, and homosexuals have been jailed on charges ranging from “scorning religion” to “sexual practises contrary to Islam”.
Activists feel Sisi’s regime is targeting homosexuals with renewed force, with more than 150 people arrested since November 2013 for alleged debauchery and prostitution.“There is a systematic security clampdown against homosexuals,” said researcher Dalia Abdel Hameed of the human rights watchdog Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.“The state could be trying to prove that it’s more Islamic than the Islamists ...
He pointed instead to the police, saying: “They are scaring us.”‘Systematic clampdown’Egyptian law does not expressly ban homosexuality, but gays have previously been arrested and charged with debauchery in a Muslim society that is deeply conservative.
Since the night police stormed into a Cairo bathhouse and dragged out a group of near-naked men, Hassan Sherif fears a widening police crackdown on homosexuals in Egypt.
The 32-year-old gay man, who lives with his boyfriend in a Cairo apartment, feels they could be among the next targets of police action that activists say has intensified under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.“There is a constant fear and anxiety. Now you are afraid in your own home,” said Sherif, who did not give his real name for fear of retribution.
There's a point at which parents get so desperate they sell whatever they can to make ends meet, including their daughters.
I was in Cairo, Egypt, last week, and this topic came up as I was talking to some Egyptians at my hotel.