Ex-Muslim joins rightwing Freedom Party

Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders confirmed Thursday that ex-Muslim Ehasan Jami, 24, has joined the party, which is highly critical of Islam. DPA reports that the self-identified ex-Muslim and critic of Islam may run for a council seat in The Hague in the upcoming 2010 local elections, or may enter politics following the general elections of 2011.

Jami was previously a member of the left-wing Labour party, but was expelled in 2007 after writing an op-ed essay together with Wilders in which they compared Mohammed with Adolf Hitler.