As Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinjad hits the United Nations to spread his message about the elimination of Israel and “uncivilized Zionists,” Twitterers have been gripped by a pressing question. Why doesn’t that dude ever wear a tie while trying to incite genocide?

As it turns out, it’s not that he’s going for the Don Johnson circa “Miami Vice” look.

According to the BBC, it’s that he wouldn’t be caught dead in such a decadent, un-Islamic symbol of oppressive Western Christianity.

[T]hey contribute to the spreading of western culture, according to the website of the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khameini.

The practice stems from the 1979 Islamic revolution when the monarchy was overthrown and a unique Islamic republic was declared, in which religious clerics – headed by Ayatollah Khomeini – wielded ultimate political control.

Neckties – and bowties – were said to be decadent, un-Islamic and viewed as “symbols of the Cross” and the oppressive West.

So now A’jad’s fellow haters of all things Western have a new excuse for why every day is genocidal couture day.  Up twinkles!