A Dutch former far-right MP and right-hand man of anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders on Tuesday revealed he has converted to Islam.
For years Joram van Klaveren fought a relentless campaign in the Lower House against Islam in the Netherlands as a lawmaker for Wilders´ party.
At the time, the “hardliner pleaded for banning the burqa and minarets, saying ´we don´t want any Islam, or at least as little as possible in the Netherlands´,” the daily tabloid Algemeen Dagblad (AD) said.
But the 40-year-old Van Klaveren said he had changed his mind halfway through writing an anti-Islam book.
The work “became a refutation of objections non-Muslims have” against the religion, he told the respected NRC daily on Tuesday.