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Susan from California BS: The insult of the sole of the foot Q (13) BS: The insult of the sole of the foot Q 18 Apr 03


I learned last week that showing the bottom of your foot in at least parts of the Arab world is an insult, as is hitting a statue with your shoe, or walking on a picture of someone. Does anyone know why? How far back does this custom go? I'm wondering for a few reasons, but it came up at church last night when we were discussing the ancient tradition of foot washing. I just wondered if there was a connection somewhere. Does anybody have any insight?


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