Meet baby Jihad: Thirty-seven stone mother-of-fourteen names baby boy… after Muslim word for holy war

From the Mail Online:

By Rick Dewsbury

Last updated at 5:08 PM on 26th November 2011

This new-born baby may not have the easiest life as he grows up.

The tot has been given the unfortunate name associated with the Muslim crusade against the west – Jihad.

The Islamic term is used in the Koran to describe the religious war all followers are to wage against ‘non-believers’.

Newborn: Jihad is cuddled by his mother, Elfi Yaghi, after being born at Berlin's Charité hospital over the weekendNewborn: Jihad is cuddled by his mother, Elfi Yaghi, after being born at Berlin’s Charité hospital over the weekend

There is of course no suggestion that innocent Jihad will grow up to become the kind of terror extremist that his name suggests.

But the baby boy’s life may prove something of a struggle, which coincidentally is the English meaning of Jihad.

Jihad was born in Germany where there are growing tensions between its citizens and the increasing immigrant Muslim community.

Germany has the largest Muslim population in Western Europe after France. Some 3.5 million Muslims live in the country, and 80 per cent of them do not have German citizenship.

Angela Merkel has herself admitted that multiculturalism has failed in the country. While former Bundesbank boss and politician Thilo Sarrazin wrote a best-selling book denouncing Islam as ‘lowering the intelligence quotient of German society’.

Jihad’s mother Elfi Yaghi, 40, has so far failed to explain why she gave her son the potentially incendiary name. However, she is understood to be a devout Muslim.

Heavy: Jihad lies on a scales at the hospital which put his weight at 5.97 kg, or just over 13lbsHeavy: Jihad lies on a scales at the hospital which put his weight at 5.97 kg, or just over 13lbs 

Babies: Jihad, left, lies on a mat new to another tot who has a the size more normally expected from newbornsBabies: Jihad, left, lies on a mat new to another tot who has a the size more normally expected from newborns

The mother-of-fourteen, who weights 37stone 7lbs, gave birth to Jihad at at Berlin’s Charité hospital over the weekend. The baby weighs 13lbs and is Germany’s heaviest ever naturally born baby.

Mrs Yaghi suffers from untreated gestational diabetes but insisted on having a risky natural birth.  Gestational diabetes is caused when a pregnant woman who doesn’t previously suffer from diabetes has excessively high blood sugar

The babies of such women are usually delivered by caesarean section because they can suffer from oxygen deficiency or shoulder dislocations during birth.

‘She insisted on a vaginal birth despite the very high risk,’ Wolfgang Henrich, the chief doctor at Charité’s obstetrics clinic told the Local.

‘We usually advise mothers carrying a child with an estimated weight of more than 4.5 kilos to opt for a caesarean section to avoid complications.’

Jihad will have nine brothers and four sisters. Four of his siblings also had birth weights of more than 11lbs.

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7 Replies to “Meet baby Jihad: Thirty-seven stone mother-of-fourteen names baby boy… after Muslim word for holy war”

  1. Politics aside just giving someone the name “Struggle” is dooming them to a life of severe unhappiness. Everything will be harder for him because of the personal psychology he will develop that everything is a struggle.

    Why not just name him Sue.

    What a stupid woman.

    And what are his teachers going to do when they have to call out his name every day? This is sick. By the end of his childhood he is going to be irrivokably insane.

    You know what she is doing? She is guaranteeing herself a bunch of money from harrasment and human rights abuse lawsuits she intends to bring against everyone for doing anything in any way that can be argued to have been caused by her sons name. That is how she intends to pay for the ubringing of her fourteen strong brood.

  2. In some languages it is normal to give kids names that mean something, even if the meaning is weird. Jihad is just a common Arab name, even if it has an ”unfriendly” meaning. In Serbian there is the name Ratko (rat = war).

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