chapter  7
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Nation

Rina: Last year my sister and my brother went to Mexico. I don’t

know, the people there expected them to be rich. It’s like, they said,

‘Oh, we don’t have money.’ So my sister had to pay for dinner,

for everything. She came back broke. Everybody expected her

to pay for everything because she came from here. (Hyams 2002:

Faruk: Everything is Scottish about me; I mean what can I say. Yeah,

I’m a practising Muslim, and I practice Islam, but that doesn’t mean

I’m not Scottish. I do all the things that other Scottish people do.