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The Road to Mecca

#1  Postby Hermit » Feb 07, 2019 5:03 am

Former far-right MP and right-hand man of anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders has announced his conversion to Islam. It happened while he was writing an anti-Islamic book.

Can anyone think of a reason why we should think better of Joram van Klaveren? I mean, yes another turncoat* among the rabid Muslim-haters, but what is the net effect of replacing rabid islamophobia with the medieval doctrines of an illiterate paedophile? Does it make him a better person? Is the next step for him to become a militant Muslim?


*Mr van Klaveren is not the first high-profile PVV member to convert to Islam. He follows in the footsteps of Arnoud van Doorn, a former Hague-based PVV city councillor who switched in 2013.
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Re: The Road to Mecca

#2  Postby zulumoose » Feb 07, 2019 6:39 am

Someone predisposed to accept an in-crowd extreme position which offers easy answers and is supported by confident assertions rather than evidence, has switched to another in-crowd extreme position with easy answers which is supported by confident assertions rather than evidence.

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Re: The Road to Mecca

#3  Postby Cito di Pense » Feb 07, 2019 7:39 am

Unless I'm mistaken. Islam is pretty far right on most issues, but I dunno. Maybe some spoons can be bent.

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#4  Postby tuco » Feb 07, 2019 8:15 am

I guess it depends as there is such a thing as Islamic socialism or prohibition of interest on loans, hospitality or virtue of sponsoring orphans and widows. I guess it depends on what one cherry picks. Hence the answer to the rhetorical question in OP about a better person. How we measure it I will not ask.
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Re: The Road to Mecca

#5  Postby Cito di Pense » Feb 07, 2019 8:46 am

tuco wrote:a better person


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Re: The Road to Mecca

#6  Postby tuco » Feb 07, 2019 8:58 am

Yeah, that would be my standard response but it has not gained much popularity over here as readers apparently like cool stories, so in order to become a better person I am trying to adjust. Keeping cool story for now.
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Re: The Road to Mecca

#7  Postby LucidFlight » Feb 07, 2019 10:59 am

I keep reading this thread as "The Road to Macca['s]".

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