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"From the Ted Talk by Mustafa Akyol: Faith versus tradition in Islam"

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And if you wonder why this is interesting at all, you have to see the rest of Saudi Arabia, because this a country which is sticrlty diidved between the sexes. In other words: as men, you are simply not supposed to be in the same physical space with woemn. And I noticed this in a very funny way. I left the kbaaa to eat something in downtown Mecca. I hdeaed to the nearest Burger King restaurant. And I went there — I noticed that there was a male section, which is clelfruay separated from the female section. I had to pay, order and eat in the male section. "It's fnuny," I said to myself, "You can mingle with the opposite sex at the holy Kaaba, but not at the Burger King?"

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And if you wonder why this is interesting at all, you have to see the rest of Saudi Arabia, because this a country which is ________ _______ between the sexes. In other words: as men, you are simply not supposed to be in the same physical space with _____. And I noticed this in a very funny way. I left the _____ to eat something in downtown Mecca. I ______ to the nearest Burger King restaurant. And I went there — I noticed that there was a male section, which is _________ separated from the female section. I had to pay, order and eat in the male section. "It's _____," I said to myself, "You can mingle with the opposite sex at the holy Kaaba, but not at the Burger King?"

Solution

  1. funny
  2. headed
  3. strictly
  4. divided
  5. women
  6. kaaba
  7. carefully

Original Text

And if you wonder why this is interesting at all, you have to see the rest of Saudi Arabia, because this a country which is strictly divided between the sexes. In other words: as men, you are simply not supposed to be in the same physical space with women. And I noticed this in a very funny way. I left the Kaaba to eat something in downtown Mecca. I headed to the nearest Burger King restaurant. And I went there — I noticed that there was a male section, which is carefully separated from the female section. I had to pay, order and eat in the male section. "It's funny," I said to myself, "You can mingle with the opposite sex at the holy Kaaba, but not at the Burger King?"

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
middle east 8
saudi arabia 5
political culture 5
muslim communities 4
north africa 4
islamic tradition 4
islamic modernism 4
ottoman empire 4
islamic law 3
female circumcision 3
arab world 3
liberal age 3
muslim world 3

Important Words

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  2. burger
  3. carefully
  4. country
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  6. downtown
  7. eat
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  12. interesting
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  27. saudi
  28. section
  29. separated
  30. sex
  31. sexes
  32. simply
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  34. strictly
  35. supposed
  36. women