Utterly ridiculous: German authorities are trying to get courts to back them in preventing a baby being named "Jihad" -- even though it is a completely common name in the Arab world. The most famous Arab columnist (for al-Hayat) is called Jihad al-Khazen. He is broadly speaking a secularist, albeit of the loyal to Saudi interest variety (he has a rich history of being close to virtually every prominent political figure in the region over his long career.) Of course the baby's father appears to be something of an Islamist, but so what? See Kafr al-Hanadwa's post for the details.