English in the Middle East

Not pork but bacon

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Rashid is an overseas graduate student at an Australian university. He is a Muslim from the Middle East, and this is the story of how he inadvertently ate pork during his first week in Australia. New on campus, his office mates asked him to join them for lunch in the university’s cafeteria. The cafeteria has a food-court set-up with stalls representing a diversity of cuisines including Chinese, Japanese, Mexican and

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