Ayaan Hirsi Ali is now working for the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), in Washington. She has stopped her Netherlands-based activism.
However, not all is lost. She is establishing a conduit of communications with Dutch media and politics.
Ingrid Pouw, the Liberal Conservative (VVD) press officer is leaving that party and setting up herself as a communication and media consultant. Ayaan Hirsi Ali will be her first client. The agreement will commence around early October.
"Ayaan will be my first client" Pouw said, "apart from being her spokesman I will do communication consulktancy and public affairs for her".
Ingrid Pouw worked three years for the Liberal Conservative party. Before that she was a PR advisor of Schiphol Group NV, the corporation that manages, amongst other things, the Dutch national airport.