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From a hater of Islam for professing Muslim

In the Film, you would call it a surprising twist. So surprising that critics would find it implausible. Last October, a Dutch politician Joram van was Klaveren converted to Islam. One of the loudest critics of Islam in Holland is now Muslim, as he announced this week.

Earlier, the 40-Year-old was one of the closest Confidants of the right-wing populist Geert Wilders in the lower house. At every opportunity, he identified Islam as the root of all political Evil, described Mohammed as a crook, the Koran as a "poison" and Islam as an ideology of "Terror, death and destruction."

On Wilders' side initiated Van Klaveren, the so-called Moroccan debate in the house of representatives, to the high proportion of Moroccan-Dutch youth in the Dutch crime statistics to the attention of.

From the Anti-Islam book ...

In 2014, Van Klaveren distanced itself from Wilders and his freedom party (PVV). Its anti-Islam policies, he remained but also as a Party faithful, to he choice made in the year 2017, the back to the house of Commons, and the policy is left. Now he finally had time to write the anti-Islamic book that he planned so long and he wanted to show why Islam was the Christian Faith. But it should come differently.

His confession of faith was the end of a long search, he told the Dutch newspaper NRC this week. In fact, the search for answers to religious questions runs as a motif through the whole career of Van Klaverens.

Grew up in a Protestant household, he studied Religion and social Sciences, before he settled as a councillor in the city of Almere set up and in 2006 was elected. In 2010, he moved to the house of Commons. Wilders, whose party for freedom focused on the side until he retired in 2014 with him destroyed and 2017 from the Parliament, and his book project was dedicated.

... for the defence of Islam

point-by-point, he wanted to go to the Islam, and its weaknesses. However, the deeper he was penetrated in the Research, the more doubts as to his working hypothesis were, came to him, he said to the NRC. One after the other would have reversed his Convictions, that the misery was deeply rooted in the Muslim Faith, to the contrary. In the Wake of his book turned into a point-for-point defense of Islam.

The discovery, to have almost everything wrong, what you have believed in the last years, have caused him no particular pleasure, admitted Van Klaveren to the press. But he drew the consequences, "I thought, If anything, from what I have researched so far, is correct, if I believe all this, what have written I here, I am de facto a Muslim." The confession of faith last October, gave him finally a calm that he did not know before. His book will now appear under the title: "the Apostate: From Christianity to Islam in the Time of Secular Terror".

In his political Beliefs he wants to hold on but still partially. As he support low taxes, a lean government and an immigration policy that prefers people who contribute something to society.

Only his earlier idea, that the whole of Islam should be banished from the Netherlands, believe that he now, of course, nonsense. His wife had accepted his decision, by the way, said Van Klaveren. You've never felt the same aversion to the Islam-as – and had not been about his commitment to Wilders' PVV party is particularly happy. Yourself neither you nor your daughters plane but convert to Islam.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 08.02.2019, 19:18 Uhr

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