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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Atlanta family battling state over right to name daughter Allah

The toddler daughter of Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk has everything you would expect: a sweet smile, curious nature and finicky tastes.

But, in the eyes of the state of Georgia, the 22-month-old child has no name.

According to Handy and Walk, the Georgia Department of Public Health refused to issue the infant a birth certificate with the last name the couple chose for their daughter: Allah.

The ACLU of Georgia has filed suit on behalf of the couple, who say they can’t get a Social Security number for their daughter because they don’t have a birth certificate. They also anticipate problems with access to health care, schools and travel. Already, they said, they had to cancel a trip to Mexico.

“We have to make sure that the state isn’t overstepping their boundaries,” Walk said. “It is just plainly unfair and a violation of our rights.”

State officials, however, said the child’s name — ZalyKha Graceful Lorraina Allah — does not fit the naming conventions set up by state law. They say that ZalyKha’s last name should either be Handy, Walk or a combination of the two.



Anonymous said...

How about spawn of satan be more in line with ALLAH

Who is Allah? the Islamic god is called “The Greatest Deceiver” ( Qur’an 3:54 ) The Bible too also mentions the GREAT Deceiver… (Rev 19:20) And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he Deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. The ONE trait that is truthful about Allah is also congruent to the beast; also known as the Biblical Satan.

Anonymous said...

though the parents may be ignorant, big government is once again where they have no right to be.

Anonymous said...

Why does she keep having kids If she is getting gov Assistance. The system is sooooo broke. Trump is good but I don't think even he can fix everything that needs to be fixed.HOPELESS

Rebel Without a Clue said...

Gets Gov. Assistance and had to cancel a trip to Mexico?