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Right-wing populism

Right-wing populism is a political ideology that rejects existing political consensus and often combines laissez-faire liberalism and anti-elitism. It is considered populism because of its appeal to the "common man" as opposed to the elites. In Europe, right-wing populism is a description used to identify groups and political parties generally known for their disdain for the European Union and opposition to immigration, particularly from the Islamic world. Certain traditional right wing views are supported by right-wing populism, including opposition to the welfare state and a "more lavish, but also more restrictive, domestic social spending" scheme. From the 1990s right-wing populist parties became established in the legislatures of various democracies including Canada, Norway, France, Israel, Poland, Russia, Romania and Chile, and entered coalition governments in Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Italy. Although extreme right-wing movements in the US have been studied separately, where they are normally called "radical right", some writers consider them to be the same phenomenon. Right-wing populism is distinct from the historic right, which had been concerned with preserving the "status quo", and mostly do not have roots in their political parties.

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Sweden Democrats or Swedish Democrats (Swedish: Sverigedemokraterna, SD) is a political party in Sweden that was founded in 1988. The party describes itself as social conservative with a nationalist foundation, though it has been characterized by some[who?] as far-right; SD is divided into eighteen district party associations, and various local or municipal associations, throughout Sweden. Until recently, young members were organised in the Sweden Democratic Youth (SDU), founded in 1998; however, the youth organisation was expelled from the party in 2015 due to accusations of racism and connections to extremist groups. Shortly after expelling SDU, the party formed a new youth wing called Ungsvenskarna SDU (Young Swedes SDU), a name similar to the old name of the youth wing of the Swedish Moderate party. The party also publishes a magazine, SD-Kuriren, which is distributed to its members.

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Magdi Allam

Magdi Allam (Arabic: مجدي علام‎ Majdī ʿAllām; born April 22, 1952), is an Egyptian-born Italian journalist and politician, noted for his criticism of Islamic extremism and his articles on the relations between Western culture and the Islamic world. Allam converted from Islam to Christianity during the Vatican's 2008 Easter vigil service presided over by Pope Benedict XVI. He also serves as a regional councillor in the Italian region of Basilicata after being elected in 2010 and a Member of the European Parliament for Italy since 2009. Allam was born in Egypt and raised by Muslim parents. His mother Safeya Allam was a believing and practicing Muslim, whereas his father Muhammad Allam was "completely secular and agreed with the [until the early seventies widely held] opinion of the majority of Egyptians who took the West as a model in regard to individual freedom, social customs and cultural and artistic fashions."

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