WASHINGTON: Former outspoken far-right Dutch politician, known for Islamophobia announced on Monday that he has converted to Islam. Joram van Klaveren, 39, who left the Geert Wilders\u2019 far-right Dutch party is the second ex-PVV politician to convert to Muslim religion last October, according to local media reports. The book Klaveren was writing to demonise Islam became a story of his conversion instead. \u201cDuring that writing, I came across more and more things that made my view on Islam falter,\u201d he told Dutch radio. \u2018If you believe in one god and that Mohammed (PBUH) was a prophet, alongside Jesus and Moses, then you are a Muslim,\u2019 Van Klaveren, who has orthodox Protestant roots, told the paper. \u2018I have contributed to creating and maintaining that bad image of Islam, but you cannot imagine how preconceptions work, until you have to deal with them yourself,\u2019 he said. Van Klaveren was a member of the far-right Freedom Party (PVV) from 2010 to 2014. A harsh critic of Islam, Klaveren during his time as PVV politician, said \u201cIslam is a lie\u201d and \u201cThe Quran is poison,\u201d newspaper NRC reported. Van Doorn, another former PVV member who converted to Islam congratulated and praised Klaveren on Twitter, saying he never thought that he would see so many converts from his former party.