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Submitted by donevan (United States), Nov 21, 2014 at 08:32

I would agree that the social customs should be respected. However, in I'slam it is required religious custom for certain dress code be adhered to. It is one thing to wear a necktie as a social custom in the west, quite another to be required to wear to wear a necktie because of a religious mandate. There is a difference between social custom and religious mandate as required under pain of punishment as in Iran, Saudi Arabia, and many other Muhammedian areas.

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