The Joram van Klaveren Story: From Islamophobe to Believer

An extraordinary journey to the Truth

For a summarized version of Sidi Joram’s story by the Emir-Stein Center:

Sidi Joram van Klaveren shares his remarkable personal journey as a former far-right Dutch lawmaker who had been fiercely critical of Islam and why he chose to became a Muslim in 2019 while he had been penning a book meant to be anti-Islam.

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Joram van Klaveren was a lawmaker in the Party of Freedom, led by Dutch anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders, from 2010 to 2014. During that time, he advocated a burqa ban, a ban on masjid minarets and a ‘de-Islamization‘ of the Netherlands. In February 2019, he announced his conversion to Islam. The Islamophobic polemic he had been penning morphed into a rousing defense of the faith.

Here is Sidi Joram’s book (currently only available in Dutch):…

Sidi van Klaveren was hosted in summer 2019 on his U.S. visit by the Emir-Stein Center, which seeks to promote empathy and understanding through religious and cultural literacy.

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This talk was delivered at the Muslim Community Center – East Bay (MCC East Bay) in Pleasanton, California on June 18, 2019.

Categories: Anti-Islam, Converts to Islam, Europe, European Muslims, Extremism, Far right, Islam

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