An extraordinary journey to the Truth
For a summarized version of Sidi Joram’s story by the Emir-Stein Center: https://youtu.be/Hjz_YIvlCw8
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.
Learn about Sidi Joram’s organization at: https://www.ajassociation.com/
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): https://www.bookspot.be/boeken/afvall…
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.
Learn more about their work at https://www.emir-stein.org
This talk was delivered at the Muslim Community Center – East Bay (MCC East Bay) in Pleasanton, California on June 18, 2019.