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Son of former far-right Dutch politician accepts Islam

Arnoud Van Doorn and his son

Source : Khaleej Times / 25 Apr 2014

The son of former far-right Dutch leader Arnoud Van Doorn, who converted to Islam last year, has joined his father in also professing his faith in the religion of Islam.

The Khaleej Times reported on Monday that Iskander Van Doorn had made his declaration of faith along with 37 others at a Dubai International Peace Convention.

“I saw my father become more peaceful after converting to Islam," Iskander said, adding "that’s when I realized there is something good in this religion and it made me change my perception of Muslims.”

Stating that after his father's conversion he too started studying the Qur’an and listening to lectures about Islam, the 22-year-old Isakander said a close friend who was a Muslim also helped to teach him more about the religion.

His father, a former aide to Holland's far-right leader Geert Wilders, participated in the making of the anti-Islamic film 'Fitna' which insulted Islam.

Arnoud Van Doorn later started looking into Islam to get back at critics who had slammed the film, but was inspired by Islam's message and professed his faith shortly afterwards.

Having performed the Hajj pilgrimage, the repentent Dutch politician distanced himself from the Dutch far-right and expressed his regret over his role in distributing the movie, vowing to now work on a new film presenting the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in his true light.

Van Doorn also said that he was considering starting an Islamic party in Holland.

 

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