The New Statesman interviews the Kenyan native and friend of Western conservatives who warns that Islam gets a free pass while carrying a dangerous blend of oppressive ideas. “You defend free speech, yet you’re under guard because you criticise Islam publicly. How do you deal with this contradiction?” asks The New Statesman. “I’m willing to face the continuous stream of threats. It’s not the same as my freedoms being taken away. If I’d gone with the man my father chose, I wouldn’t be living the way I want to,” says Hirsi Ali.