Protest against Judge’s decision to disallow Amazigh name for baby girl.

tifinagh_4.jpgThe refusal of a judge to allow the use of  Moroccan Berber name that parents wanted to give to their adopted daughter has aroused discontent among Moroccan organizations of human rights.
on January 28th, The court in Larache, refused to allow a Moroccan girl to have the amazigh name “Illy”, a name chosen by her adoptive parents

“The judge’s decision of Larache recalls the times that we thought had left, when the government decided what names the citizens of this country could give to their own children.  In the 90’s, the government had drawn up a list of names that were allowed to be used and a list of names, mostly amazigh, that were forbidden.

Thus, the appellations of “Moulay” or “Lalla” that are traditionally given to the descendants of the Prophet Muhammad are now reserved for the royal family” Said Lawyer Aberrahim Jamai.
 

For the lawyer, the judge’s decision revived old demons and committed a miscarriage of justice by violating the fundamental right of parents to freely choose the name of their child.


“This sentence handed down by this court violates human rights and to the plural identity of Morocco , which has Amazigh roots” he said.


The parents have appealed this decision that they consider “discriminatory”.
According to them, the judge justified his decision on the fact that “Illy” in amazigh means “my beloved daughter,” Whereas the girl is adopted.

Several organizations of human rights and child welfare, as well as Amazigh organizations expressed their support for the family.

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5 Comments »

  1. 1
    Reb Says:

    Institutionalized racism is so appalling particularly in this day and age. I am surprised the King. The justification that the child is adopted is ridiculous. Hopefully the appeal will be successful.

  2. 2
    Sabah Says:

    Arabs are the most intollerant people in the world, specially in the middle east (that’s the reason way they are having so much war and problems) Why don’t we just send them back to Arabia (where they are really from) So we (berbers) can at least choose the name of our own child! How can they come and tell us (berbers) in our own country how to name our child.Ridiculous isn’t it! It seems to me: how more arabs, how more problems you get.We’ve been (too long) much too tollerant to them.

  3. 3
    NOUR F**** DEEN Says:

    DIE YOU MOTHE F***** ARABS DIE DIE DIE!!!!!!!! IM GONNE CHANGE MY NAME IN TO A AMAZICH NAME TO AND I SWEAR NEVER TO GIVE MY CHILDEREN AN ARAB NAME WHATEVER A NAZI ARAB IS GONNA SAY

  4. names are names, if they have any eaning, it will concern the parents in the first place…
    Berber names are of no insult to the Religion in Morocco and I do not see why not give the right to people to pick the names they see fit to their kids.
    I hope one day the authorities look at this issue from a different angle, the Berber or as i would like to name :Amazigh were very welcoming to the Arabs and thanks to the Amazigh who helped the Arabs to conquer other places such as Andaloucia..

  5. 5
    amazigh Says:

    Thanks for sharring importent information in this blog.
    It was very nice.


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