Former PVV MP Joram van Klaveren has become a Muslim. Van Klaveren was critical of Islam for years, but has radically changed his mind, he reports in an interview with NRC Handelsblad .
Van Klaveren, who comes from a Protestant-Christian litter, has been in the Lower House for four years since 2010 for the PVV. In 2014 he broke with Geert Wilders's party, but he did not want to give up his parliamentary seat.
Together with his companion Louis Bontes, he tried to get a new right-wing populist party off the ground. But with VoorNederland, as the party was called, it did not succeed in coming to the House again in 2017.
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