Apostate – Joram van Klaveren

From the Far-Right and Christianity to Islam

Joram van Klaveren used to be Geert Wilders’ right-hand man and sought to eradicate Islam from the Netherlands. Now, he has become Muslim and has written a book about his journey, titled: Apostate. This book is a co-publication by ’t Kennishuys and Sunni Publications and is now available at www.apostate.info. 

Van Klaveren became well-known in the Netherlands as a member of parliament for Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom. He used to be the party’s spokesperson on Islam and integration and a fervent critic of Islam. He sought to amend laws in order to ban the Qur’an and Islamic education, and even to completely eradicate Islam from the Netherlands.

The turning point in his journey from being a critic of Islam to becoming Muslim was when Van Klaveren began writing a book that was critical of Islam. “As I was writing, I increasingly encountered matters that challenged my views of Islam.”

This publication includes forewords by the renowned scholars Shaykh Hamza Yusuf (Mark Hanson) and Professor Abdal Hakim Murad (Timothy Winter) and is an important enrichment to ’t Kennishuys’ and Sunni Publications’ collection of books about Islam. “With this book we hope to help clear up the many misconceptions about Islam and prevent the polarisation within our society,” states Mohamed Ben Hammouch (chairman of ’t Kennishuys).

Note for the press:

For an interview with Joram van Klaveren, please send an email to info@kennishuys.com or call +31 70 752 22 00.