Afghan parents under fire for naming their baby after ‘infidel’ Donald Trump

Afghan parents under fire for naming their baby after ‘infidel’ Donald Trump
Baby Donald Trump with his father Sayed Assadullah Pooya. Pic: Twitter

Kabul: Afghanistan parents have come under fire to name their son ‘Donald Trump’ hoping to match his success with the billionaire US President. The self-confessed fan of president Trump Sayed Assadullah Pooya said he and his wife are getting “vulgar and insulting” comments attacking their choice of name for their third child.

Some Facebook users have even threatened to kill the 28-year-old teacher for giving his son an “infidel name”, while some accused him of putting the life of child in danger. Someone had posted a picture online, that lead him to close his FB account. “I didn’t know at the beginning that Afghan people would be so sensitive about a name,” Sayed told AFP, as Donald played with his father’s smartphone in their room.

“I did a lot of research about him and that motivated me to choose his name for my son,” he explained. Donald was born in Daikundi, a few months before the US presidential election in 2016. According to Rohullah Ahmadzai, a senior adviser at the Population Registration Office in Kabul, Donald’s parents have not broken any law, and they have the legal right “to name their children whatever they want”.

Despite all the controversy and comments, Sayed stands for naming the child Donald Trump. “It’s likely … that he will be harassed or beaten by his classmates,” he said matter of factly. “I won’t reconsider his name. To hell with the other people,” he added.