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I think it's respect

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Submitted by Harvey Rosenwasser (United States), Mar 24, 2008 at 10:04

Even if one doesn't see a parallel between the street and a Mosque, it is still a matter of respect.

My wife, who leads tours to a country with a large Muslim population, suggest to her travelers that they dress modestly, i.e. women not walk the streets in bare arms and wear shorts or short dresses, out of sensibility for the custom of the area. To imbue this with political/religious overtones is a stretch. We all know plenty of areas of the Arab/Islamic world that are ripe for real criticism.

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