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An orthodontist in the state of Baden-Württemberg has reportedly turned a 16-year-old boy out of her practice because she was offended by his name – "Cihad," an alternate spelling for "Jihad," which she interpreted to mean "holy war."

The doctor in Donaueschingen told local daily Schwarzwälder Bote on Friday that she believed his name was a declaration of war against all non-Muslims and refused to treat him.

According to the paper, the boy's parents were shocked, saying they had chosen the name simply because they liked it, and not for religious reasons.


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