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Syrian refugees name their son Justin Trudeau in honour of Canadian PM

Syrian refugees name their son Justin Trudeau in honour of Canadian PM

When their son was born in May this year, the couple named him Justin-Trudeau Adam Bilal - a move they said was their way of thanking the Prime Minister for welcoming them to the country.

Just over 40,000 Syrian refugees have been resettled in Canada since Mr Trudeau took office in November 2015.

Baby Trudeau is the son of Syrian refugees Muhammad and Afraa Bilan. Pictures have been shared by Trudeau's official photographer Adam Scotti on Twitter showing Justin Trudeau Adam Bilal sleeping comfortably in the arms of his namesake, NDTV said. Trudeau received 163 Syrian refugees in Toronto while thousands more arrived. The decision had not come without challenges as refugees had to face difficulties in finding work and also in learning English or French.

Either way, Justin Trudeau issued his "PM Mix playlist" on Spotify Saturday.




As per a Huffington Post report, the Bilals are not the only family to name their child after Trudeau.

"My husband says 'How about if we name the boy Justin-Trudeau, like him, '" she told CBC news. It's common Arabic culture, said HuffPost, to name a child after a "person of good character".

Following US president Donald Trump's ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, Mr Trudeau wrote on social media that his government remained committed to helping "those fleeing persecution, terror & war".


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