Arnoud Van Doorn, a former Islamophobe, confirmed the news on his official twitter account.
My eldest son just reverted to Islam at the Dubai Peace Concention. Great news
— Arnoud van Doorn (@ArnoudvDoorn) April 18, 2014
“I saw my father become more peaceful after converting to Islam. That’s when I realised there is something good in this religion and it made me change my perception of Muslims. I started studying the Holy Quran and going through lectures of important scholars,” said Iskander in an interview with Khaleej Times.
“I bear witness that there is no God to be worshipped but Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is his worshipper and last messenger,” Iskander recited “A-Shahadah” before his father and other Muslim scholars is posted on YouTube on April 18.
The Shahada is the basic statement of the Islamic faith that any person has to recite wholeheartedly in order to become a Muslim.
The same source said that Iskander Amien De Vrie was one of “the 37 people who converted to Islam during the convention.”
The formerly anti-Islamic film-distributer Arnoud Van Doorn converted to Islam in 2013 and performed the Hajj, the fifth and final pillar of Islam.
The same source added that “Arnoud is now calling on people to support his Islamic Foundation, the European Dawah Foundation, which is fighting Islamophobia in Europe.”
Roughly 17 minutes in length, the short film, produced in 2008, in which Quran verses are shown alongside images from terrorist attacks in an attempt to demonstrate that the Muslims’ holy book motivates its followers to hate none Muslims, caused uproar.