Quote: "An Algerian remains a foreigner in France"
Below Maram Meccawy compares a non-ethnic identity (British) and an ethnic identity (Spanish, French). It might be true that you can be Muslim and British, but can you be Muslim and English too?
Via Global Voices Online, Maram Meccawy, a Saudi in Britain writes:
When you are in Britain you are not required to “assimilate” or “become British” for people to consider you one of them. You can be Muslim and British, Jewish and British, and black and British; you can have arrived yesterday or have been born here, and still say proudly that you are British – no one will deny you that. My French, Spanish, and other European girlfriends with roots outside those countries whose nationality they hold (even roots in a neighbouring European country) openly admit that the situation is not that way in their countries. An Algerian remains a foreigner in France, even if his grandfather was an immigrant to Paris a hundred years ago at the time that Algeria was actually part of France.