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Johannes J.G. Jansen

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 Institute in Cairo. From 1983 he was an associate professor of Arabic and Islamic studies at Leiden University. Up to 2008, he was 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 allegedly tried to convince him that the trial was justified. As a result, the judges were substituted and a retrial was ordered.


Books in Dutch:

  • Inleiding tot de Islam (1987)
  • De Koran uit het Arabisch Vertaald door Prof. dr. J.H. Kramers (1992) (edited by Asad Jaber & Johannes J.G.Jansen)
  • Nieuwe Inleiding tot de Islam (1998)
  • Het Nut van God (2001)
  • God heeft gezegd: terreur, tolerantie en de onvoltooide modernisering van de islam (2003)
  • De radicaal-islamitische ideologie: Van Ibn Taymiyya tot Osama ben Laden, Oratie Universiteit van Utrecht, 3 februari 2004
  • Islam: een hoorcollege over de islamitische godsdienst en cultuur (2005, audio-cd)
  • De historische Mohammed: de Mekkaanse verhalen (2005)
  • De historische Mohammed: de verhalen uit Medina (2007)
  • Bombrieven (2008, correspondence with Abdul-Jabbar van de Ven)
  • Islam voor varkens, apen, ezels en andere beesten (2008)
  • Zelf Koran lezen (2008)
  • Eindstrijd, edited by Jansen & Snel (2009)

Books in English (Many other titles are not yet available in English):

  • The Interpretation of the Koran in Modern Egypt (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1974)
  • The Neglected Duty: The Creed of Sadat’s Assassins and Islamic Resurgence in the Middle East (New York: Macmillan, 1986)
  • The Dual Nature of Islamic Fundamentalism (London: Hurst & Company, 1997) ppls

External links

  • Interview at religioscope site

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