Morocco has banned any non-Islamic names for its residents in the Netherlands. Moroccan-Dutch residents hold dual passports, even if they are second- or third-generation and born in the Netherlands. This gives the government of Morocco the right to control what people name their children. Officials specifically want to eliminate Christian and Berber names, which they believe dilute Moroccans’ Islamic identity.
In other news, an Israeli economist is warning that the unsustainable load of Israel’s welfare state may eventually destroy the country.
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