Joram van Klaveren is the second ex-PVV politician to convert.
A former member of Geert Wilders’ far-right Dutch party announced Monday that he has converted to Islam.
Joram Van Klaveren said he made the switch from critic to convert while writing a book about Islam. “During that writing I came across more and more things that made my view on Islam falter,” he told Dutch radio.
Van Klaveren was a member of parliament for the Freedom Party (PVV)
from 2010 to 2014, but quit the party after Wilders’ asked supporters
during a rally in 2014 if they wanted more or fewer Moroccans in the
Netherlands, to which the crowd chanted “Fewer! Fewer! Fewer!”
After leaving the PVV, Van Klaveren set up his own party, For
Netherlands, but failed to win a seat in the 2017 national election and
Van Klaveren was a harsh critic of Islam during his time as PVV politician, saying “Islam is a lie” and “The Quran is poison,” newspaper NRC reported.
Asked in the newspaper interview if he feels guilty about these
statements, Van Klaveren said he had been “simply wrong,” adding that it
was “PVV policy: everything that was wrong had to be linked to Islam in
one way or another.”
Arnoud van Doorn, a former PVV official, was an earlier convert to Islam. Van Doorn congratulated Van Klaveren on his decision via Twitter, writing: “[I] never thought that the PVV would become a breeding ground for converts.”
‘By Allah, he is described in the Torah partly as he is described in the Qur’an:”O Prophet, We have sent you as a witness, a bearer of good news and a warner and a protection to the unlettered. You are My slave and Messenger. I have called you the trusty one who is neither coarse nor harsh nor loud in the markets. Allah Almighty will not take him until He has made the crooked community straight by him so that they say, “There is no god but Allah,” and by it they will open blind eyes, deaf ears and covered hearts.'” Source
A very similar passage is found in the bible:
The Servant of the LORD1 “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations.1 2 He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets.2 3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; 4 he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his teaching the islands will put their hope.” 5 This is what God the LORD says— the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it: 6 “I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles,3 7 to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.4 8 “I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols.5 9 See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.” 10 Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them. 11 Let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices; let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice.6 Let the people of Sela sing for joy; let them shout from the mountaintops.7
1- The Justice brought to the nations, the complete System of GOD
Almighty’s Laws on earth, the Truthfulness of Prophet Muhammad all point
to these verses:
“Allah commands justice, the doing Of
good, and liberality to kith And kin, and He forbids All shameful
deeds, and injustice And rebellion: He instructs you, That ye may
receive admonition. (The Noble Quran, 16:90)”
“O ye who believe! Stand out firmly For justice, as witnesses To Allah,
even as against Yourselves, or your parents, Or your kin, and whether
It be (against) rich or poor: For Allah can best protect both. Follow
not the lusts (Of your hearts), lest ye Swerve, and if ye Distort
(justice) or decline To do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted
With all that ye do. (The Noble Quran, 4:135)”
2- Compare with the hadeeth above.
3- The Gentiles are the non-Jews. These verses clearly suggest that the
coming Prophet will be among the Gentiles. The Classic Arabic term
‘Ummi’=unlettered in the hadith above, refers to a gentile or someone
who is not familiar with the Law of Prophet Moses.
(EDWARD LANES LEXICON)
4- Compare with the hadeeth.
5- The Arabs before Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him were pagans.
They used to worship idols. They had 360 idols in the Holy City of
6- GOD will send the people of Kedar (i.e., the Arabs) a Prophet and
they should “rejoice” and “raise their voices” in happiness. Kedar is
the son of Ishmael peace be upon him: “These are the names of the sons
of Ishmael, listed in the order of their birth: Nebaioth the firstborn
of Ishmael, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, (From the NIV Bible, Genesis
The “settlements where Kedar lives” is referring to the Arabs.
7- The place being spoken of is actually the city of Madinah because ‘Sela’ is the name of a famous mountain in Madinah. Madinah was the city of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh):