BirthdayNovember 17, 1942

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  1. About Hans Jansen

    Full name: Hans Jansen
    Also known as: Johannes Jansen, Hans Jansen, Jansen, Johannes, Johannes G. Jansen, Jansen, Hans
    Education: Leiden University
    Professions: Dutch academic
    Religion: Roman Catholicism
    Nationality: Dutch
    Occupation: Professor in Islamic and Arabic studies, politician

  2. Hans Jansen Death information

    Died: Tuesday, 5th of May, 2015 (Age: 72)

  3. Hans Jansen Biography

    Johannes "Hans" J. G. Jansen (born 17 November 1942, Amsterdam) is a retired scholar of contemporary Islam in the Netherlands.Jansen is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam, his doctorate in Arabic is from the University of Leiden. He has worked in Egypt, where he was the Director of the Dutch Research Institute in Cairo. From 1983 he was an associate professor of Arabic and Islamic studies at Leiden University. Up to 2008, he was Houtsma Professor of Modern Islamic Thought at the University of Utrecht.He is a regular newspaper columnist and frequent media commentator. He was a principal witness in the trial of Geert Wilders, during which a judge approached him during a dinner party and allegedly tried to convince him that the trial was justified. As a result, the judges were substituted and a retrial was ordered. The judge who was alleged to have attempted to influence him, Tom Schalken, subsequently retired from the bench.Furthermore, he is currently placed in the electable number 4 candidate position of the Islam critic PVV list of Geert Wilders for the upcoming elections for Dutch representatives to the European Parliament.He was an expert witness on the Koran and Shariah in the trial in Birmingham Magistrates Court (Crown vs Timothy Martin Burton) on 8 April 2014, which came to be known as the Birmingham Taqiyya Trial. (Mr Burton was subsequently found not guilty of Racially Aggravated Harassment.)His website, partially in English - - contains a list of publications and a CV.

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