The One Percent Problem: Muslims in the West and the Rise of the New Populists

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Posted Jul 28, 2019 | Brookings Institution, Shadi Hamid, Alina Polyakova, Sharan Grewal

Populist parties differ considerably on economic and social policy. But nearly every right-wing populist party emphasizes objections to Muslim immigration and to increases in the proportion of Muslim citizens. In this publication by the Brookings Institution, Shadi Hamid, Alina Polyakova and Sharan Grewal cover nine European cases - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, and Hungary – as well as the United States, to show how the growth of Muslim minority communities and fears around Islam’s public role are shaping the formation of “populist” identities and ideologies. It asks what it means to be a nation - and who constitutes its members - at a time when elections are being fought around  questions of“who we are”.


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