Qatar row: Daughters named Saudia and Qatar

Gulf crisis between Saudia Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Qatar is getting a new dimension.

This time, it is becoming a real war on social media where many put the flags of either Qatar or Saudia thus expressing their political views.

However whilst some citizens chose to show their solidarity or voice frustrations on social media, some prefer rather different routes.

A Kuwaiti national announced on Twitter the birth of his newly born daughter, called ‘Qatar’. This pledge prompted a wave of responses on social media.

One of them was a video from a Saudi father Ahmed Al Anizi, who named his born daughter as ‘Al Saudia’. In the video of Al Anizi holding a baby wrapped in a Saudi flag, he said: “In response to the Kuwaiti citizen who named his daughter Qatar, I am a Saudi citizen and I am naming the first baby that God has blessed me with Al Saudia”.

Qatar row: Daughters named Saudia and Qatar

The announcement prompted a hashtag #Saudi_names_his_daughter_Saudia, that has been widely circulated  and shared more than 65,000 times.

Fathers’ pledges of solidarities however caused mix reactions on social media, with many questioning why parents were making their children ‘a commodity’ in a political spat between the Gulf countries.

There is no money to hope for!

Qatar row: Daughters named Saudia and Qatar

 

 

Proud of nation’s youth

Qatar row: Daughters named Saudia and Qatar

Child- a commodity in this situation

Qatar row: Daughters named Saudia and Qatar

Express your patriotism some other way

Qatar row: Daughters named Saudia and Qatar

 

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