Frontpage Interview's guest today is Hege Storhaug, the information director of Human Rights Service in Norway and the author of several books on immigration and integration, forced marriage, women in Pakistan, and related subjects. She is the author of the new book, But the Greatest of These Is Freedom: The Consequences of Immigration in Europe.
FP: Hege Storhaug, welcome to Frontpage Interview.
Storhaug: Thank you, Jamie. It's an honor to be interviewed by you.
FP: So tell us what inspired you to write this book.
Storhaug: Compassion for the only sacred thing on this earth: human beings. A deep gratitude for the high level of personal freedom we enjoy in Western societies. A deep recognition that the liberal values from which I've benefited since early childhood – among them equal rights, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion – are under increasing pressure, especially in Europe. And a deep recognition that our freedoms didn't come gliding in from nowhere on a surfboard and didn't come with an eternal guarantee. On the contrary, we have to fight for them every day – otherwise, we'll wake up one day to a society we don't want and don't recognize.