A baby named after the infamous US President, Donald Trump has sparked an outrage in the deeply conservative Muslim country of Afghanistan.
The rosy-cheeked toddler’s parents named him after the billionaire US President in the hope of replicating his success. But now he is at the centre of a social media firestorm in Afghanistan after a photo of his ID papers was posted on Facebook.
A self-confessed fan of the American tycoon turned leader of the free world, Sayed Assadullah Pooya said he and his wife have been inundated with “vulgar and insulting” comments attacking their choice of name for their third child.
According to Economic Times, some Facebook users have gone as far as threatening to kill Sayed for giving his son an “infidel name”, while others have accused him of endangering the boy’s life.
There are even suggestions Sayed is using the moniker to wangle asylum in the United States – a charge the 28-year-old teacher vehemently denies.